【修心 Cultivating the mind】病时跟谁斗?Who do you fight with when you are sick?

修心 : 病时跟谁斗?

修学佛法第一个要晓得病,晓得了病以后要找医生,找了医生以后要开那个药,然后殷勤努力地如法修持。所以那时候拿这个法的镜子照自己,发现自己:啊!说我身心上面这么个差呀!那个时候才真正要咬紧牙关跟它斗的时候。现在我们不是跟外人斗,你不必跟人家去争辩,要跟自己争辩,说:「我怎么这么差,我一定要斗过你!」那时候你就有办法了,那个时候你就有办法了。

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日常师父法语53B 22'07" ~ 22'46" 手抄稿第七册P178-L6

53B  22’07” ~  22’46” Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P178 L6
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 225

【Cultivating the mind】- Who do you fight with when you are sick?

The first thing to learning the Dharma is to know that you are sick. After you know that you’re sick, you want to find a doctor. After you’ve found the doctor, he’ll prescribe the medicine to you. Then you earnestly make efforts to practice according to the teachings. That is when you use the mirror of teachings to reflect on yourself to discover: Ah! My body and mind behave so poorly! That’s when we grit our teeth to fight with it. We do not fight with others. You need not have disputes with others. You should have disputes with yourself and say, “How come I am so inferior, I must fight you!” That’s when you will have a way, that’s when you will have a way.