【业果 KARMA】善友？恶友？Virtuous or evil friends
业果 : 善友？恶友？
日常师父法语54A 01'43" ~ 02'44" 手抄稿第七册P186-L4
54A01'43" ~02'44" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P186-L4
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 225
Karma – Virtuous or evil friends
Because sometimes they may tell you, try to persuade you eight to ten times, and it still doesn’t work. So, they get loud and reproach you a bit. Oh! Then you would remember this thing really well. For such things, that’s because the teacher has been forced to use this method. Among our fellow students here, a real good friend is not someone who would say, “Ah! You got scolded today.” Then he comes to comfort you, console you. But actually, why does he console you? That’s because he has the same issue as you. So the two of you will pity each other for the same type of affliction and you think that’s great. As a result, both of you will enter hell. There is nothing more serious than this. If everyone wishes to be lazy, then you might whisper and say that this place is too strict and they demand too much from you. Then the two of you will feel good about it. Then it’s over! At this time, this is what we truly fellow practitioners should do for each other — we should advise and earnestly urge each other as such, “Ah! These are our habits since beginningless time. Now that we’re in a good environment, this is done to motivate us. We should bite the bullet and strive!” This is what we should do [for each other]. This is what we should truly understand.