【希求解脱 Intent of liberation 】 生死的靶子 The target of cyclic existence
希求解脱 : 生死的靶子
日常师父法语📡68B 13'36" ~14'26" 手抄稿第9册P127 LL7
68B 13'36" ~14'26" Vol 9 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P127 LL7
English Lamrim Vol 1 P270
【Intent of liberation】- The target of cyclic existence
You will be mistaken in your cultivation. After busying yourself a great deal, you may think that you are cultivating on the path. However, the purpose for your cultivation of the path is much like when you shoot an arrow, you must shoot the bullseye of that target. If you have not seen the target, then after shooting for some time, you'll have no result! The goal for cultivating on the path is to be freed from the root of cyclic existence; you don't even know where the root to cyclic existence is and you go on cultivating for a great deal of time. Therefore, there are many people now, ah, they would prostrate to the Buddha every day. They are busy prostrating to the Buddha. There are many people who would recite the Buddha's name every day. There are many people who would read the scriptures and write their thesis, remember this and remember that. Why are you doing these? It would be best if you ask yourself of this. This section has given us the best guidance! [You will] "exhaust yourself without result." [This is what it is] telling us.