【业果 KARMA】修行的业因 Karmic causes for cultivation

业果 : 修行的业因

眼前我们真正所以要做的事情,修行什么?就是认得了我们错在哪里,如何改过。你这个认得━了解错误,以及了解了错误了改过,就是我们修行的业因,眼前我们要做的就是这个事情。假定这个事情你不认识、不做,请问你修行修些什么?正因为你了解了这一点,说:哎呀!从这个地方了解了,彻底根除这么难,所以不要再听自己的胡思乱想招呼,一心念佛,那个才是我们所谓「念佛法门」的特质。还是从这个特别的认识上面,才开出淨土的方便法门。所以信,信什么?还是信这个,这个道理我们要了解,这个才是真正「如实了知」的这个心情。

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日常师父法语54A 19'06" ~ 20'10" 手抄稿第七册P196-L8

54A 19’06” ~ 20’10” Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P196 L8
English Lamrim Vol 1 P227

【Karma】- Karmic causes for cultivation

What are the things that we should really be doing now, what are we practicing? To recognize where our faults are and how to change them. If you can recognize this – you understand your mistakes and correct your mistakes through your understanding, then these will become the karmic cause for your cultivation. This is what we should do now. If you do not understand this and you do not do this, may I ask then, what are you cultivating? It is precisely because you understand this point, you say, “Ah-ya! I understand from this that it’s very difficult to thoroughly uproot it. Therefore, I should no longer listen to my own wild and unruly thoughts. I should focus my entire attention on reciting the Buddha’s name. That’s the defining characteristic of the method of reciting the Buddha’s name. It is still based on this particular understanding that the method to recite the Buddha’s name was developed, to get to Pure land. Thus, have faith. What is it that you have faith in? The faith is still of this. This is a principle that we should understand. This is the state of mind of “knowing the object of knowledge exactly.”