【业果 KARMA】无知而不自知 Being ignorant and yet unaware of it
业果 : 无知而不自知
日常师父法语54A 02'49" ~03'56" 手抄稿第七册P186-LL3
54A 02'49" ~03'56" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P186-LL3
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 226
【Karma】- Being ignorant and yet unaware of it
What is this? This is the mind being overcame and dominated [by ignorance]. Therefore, in the learning of the teachings, the most difficult thing to do, that prevents us from going in depth and to breakthrough is ignorance. It is not ignorance itself but that we do not know we are ignorant and even think we are so right. This the most horrendous and the most difficult thing to get through, most difficult to deal with. Therefore, I would often say, at this place, there are many fellow practitioners whom I have often told them about their problems. They would still make the same mistake over and over again, over and over again. Regardless of how many times one makes the mistake, I am still very happy to tell him because I understand the habits of sentient beings are from beginningless time. At least he is willing to learn. There are quite a few students here who are like this. In my heart, for these cases, yes, sometimes I just say, “Ah! For this thing, I truly don’t know what method I can use to help him to change it quickly.” I do have this type of attitude. But rarely I will develop a feeling of disgust towards him, certainly not.
See, this is all revolving around the ten nonvirtuous!