【听闻 Listening】良药苦口利于病 Good medicine tastes bitter but is beneficial for illness
听闻 : 良药苦口利于病
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日常师父法语📡11A 02'15" ~ 02'49" 手抄稿第2册P77 L2
11A 02'15" ~ 02'49" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P77 L2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P59
【Listening】- Good medicine tastes bitter but is beneficial for illness
By the same principle, when you meet a good doctor, he has the skills to operate or take other necessary actions. He would get the job done without any hesitation. Of course, nowadays, doctors apply various methods to coax you with syrups. It was not like this in the old days – a truly skillful doctor would focus on [the cause of illness]. For example, “good medicine tastes bitter but is beneficial for illness” and “loyal advice jars on the ears” is also the same, “beneficial for conduct.” Practicing [the teaching] is the same way. We are stricken with such a serious illness, so [the remedy] has to be precise. Thus, you should never consider this as a burden – it should be viewed as a privilege.