【忍辱 Patience】 不能忍的过患 What are the disadvantages if you are unable to tolerate ?
忍辱 : 不能忍的过患
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日常师父法语📡120B 24'41" ~ 25'08" 手抄稿第15册P279-L3
120B 24'41" ~ 25'08" Vol 15 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P279-L3
English Lamrim Vol 2 P153
Patience – What are the disadvantages if you are unable to tolerate ?
Therefore the word “patience” [in Chinese] is marvellous. It is made up of the word “knife” on top of the word “heart” [or “mind”]! You can be careless if the knife is placed anywhere else. If you place it here and push it a little further, you would break some skin at most. If you push more, push more then you will pierce through it. If it is right here i.e. place the knife on top [of the heart], you will lose your life if you take one step further. What kind of life will you end up losing ? Your Dharma body, the life of wisdom. Not only will you lose your physical life, but also lose your Dharma body, the life of wisdom, which is even more horrifying and severe!