【听闻 Listen to the teachings】如何听闻？How to listen to the teachings？
听闻 : 如何听闻？
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日常师父法语📡10B 15'00" ~ 15'34" 手抄稿第2册P63 L6
10B 15'00" ~ 15'34" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P63 L6
English Lamrim Vol 1 P58
【Listen to the teachings】- How to listen to the teachings？
After listening and we are unable to remember, or do not bother to remember, then it will still not help, it is still of no use! So, according to standards, one must devote one’s total attention. And while listening, do not apply “my” way of thinking. Once you apply your own way of thinking, then it is not concordant. What should be properly applied? [We should] be in accordance with the mentality of the spirit of enlightenment [Bodhicitta]. You recognize that to truly learn to attain sublime enlightenment, you have to learn the entirety of the teachings. Now that he is teaching, listen wholeheartedly to understand what he is saying first, and then apply accordingly. This is how we become aligned with the teaching. After hearing, steadfastly maintain the teaching in your mind. We need to have this necessary condition.