【亲近善知识 Relying on The Excellent Teacher】小苦换大苦 A small suffering in exchange of big suffering

亲近善知识: 小苦换大苦

那么说因为你现在能够承事善知识,所以本来要堕落恶趣的这样可怕的,欸,你现在身心上面稍微起一点病、恼,病是身上的痛苦,心里面跟着烦烦恼恼的,就是这样。你稍微起一点,乃至于梦当中受一点这种恶劣的情况,都能够把这个在三恶道当中受的业清净。这个可便宜占大了!这便宜可占大了!

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日常师父法语21A 8'12" ~ 8'44"  手抄稿第三册P149-L6

21A 8:12 - 8:44 Vol 3 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P149 L6
English Lamrim Vol 1 Pg 88

 [Relying on the Teacher] – A small suffering in exchange of big suffering

So then it says, because you are serving the teacher now, even though you were originally going to fall into the miserable realms, you are now only experiencing a little sickness and pain, and afflictions on your body and mind. Sickness are sufferings and pain to your body, and the mind is feeling tormented and afflicted. Just like this. You will just have to experience slight harm, that it would even suffice if you experience similar bad situation in your dream. These would expend the effects of having to go to the three miserable realms. This is indeed a great advantage! This is indeed a great advantage!