【听闻 Listening】 病想 The idea of illness
听闻 : 病想
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日常师父法语📡11A 18'37" ~ 19'36" 手抄稿第2册P86 LL7
11A 18'37" ~ 19'36" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P86 LL7
English Lamrim Vol 1 P59
【Listening – the idea of illness】
Among the six ideas, the first one is to think of yourself as a sick person – with the great sickness of ignorance, the great sickness of ignorance - this is the root of all illnesses. This is what we should first recognize when studying the Dharma. This concept is very important, too important! Right now, the majority of us have heard and understood the theory, but are not able to accomplish it. The root cause of this, in reality, is due to the lack of a proper understanding of this concept. [Our] understanding is only literally at face value, and then [we] turn around to teach others the meaning of those words. There may be a little effect, and some virtuous seeds are planted. But as far as the entire perspective of Dharma is concerned, the immediate effect will not arise now. Not only will this effect not occur, it will turn into a cause of contention.