【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

你修错了,你忙了个半天,你以为在修道呀,但是,因为你修道的目的像射箭一样,射箭要射到那个红心、那个靶子,你这个靶子也没有看见,你射了个半天,没有果啊!修道的目的是要解脱生死的根本,生死的根本在哪里你不知道,你修了半天。所以现在很多人哪,喔唷,天天去拜佛,忙着去拜佛,有很多人天天要念多少佛,有很多人读多少经,还要写论文,还要记这个、又要记那个,你为什么要做呀?最好自己问问自己。这个地方都给了我们最佳指导啊!「劳而无果」,告诉我们。
 

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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.