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