【听闻 Listening】提不起劲的原因 Reason for being unable to gather energy and enthusiasm
听闻 : 提不起劲的原因
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日常师父法语📡10B 26‘02“ ~ 27’01” 手抄稿第2册P71 L3
10B 26‘02“ ~ 27’01” Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P71 L3
English Lamrim Vol 1 P59
【Listening】 - Reason for being unable to gather energy and enthusiasm
We often say, “Well, I feel like practicing Buddha’s teaching now! This is true for everyone here, not only for the renunciates, but also for the lay practitioners. All are very hard to come by, to have virtuous roots, want to practice and liberate from cyclic existence! However, when the time comes to practice, the feeling is, alas, we are unable to gather up [the energy] and lack enthusiasm. Why? There is no driving force to propel you. You are unaware of your own illness. If you know that you are sick, then the driving force arises inevitably. For example, just like when we are sitting here, when asked to move around, it will be extremely difficult. However, if an earthquake suddenly hits, then hey, even if you were sick and unable to move, you would get up and quickly run! I believe we all have such experiences! This is very simple, wow! An earthquake hits now and you run right away! Regardless of whether there is a headache or leg pain, these are all gone, because the driving force pushes you forward. Now [Santideva] tells us, if you know that you have this sickness, you will seek [the Teaching] wholeheartedly.