【听闻 Listening】 法的目的是净化自己 The goal of the teachings is for physical and mental purification
听闻 : 法的目的是净化自己
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日常师父法语📡11A 20'15" ~ 21'17" 手抄稿第2册P87 L3
11A 20'15" ~ 21'17" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P87 L3
English Lamrim Vol 1 P59
【Listening】 - The goal of the teachings is for physical and mental purification.
So for those of you sitting here, this is a very rare occurrence to come by, in the future, you will all become great monastic representatives. At this time, I would like to encourage everyone. Everyone should be inspired with the aforementioned intention instead of being eager to teach. Do not busy yourselves with giving teachings because there are already too many people giving teachings on a usual basis! We should further advance ourselves and at least know how to self-purify physically and mentally. By then, sharing the teachings with others will be of great significance and the benefits will be greater. The goal of the teaching is for physical and mental purification. You have to purify yourself, so that at least you know what is wrong within. This is how it works. It is not just literal – attachment, hostility, and ignorance – the words are easy to recognize. To identify the physical and mental attachment, hostility, and ignorance within us is crucial. Once [you possess] the method to recognize them, the next step is to know how to apply the remedies, what the disadvantages are of having [the three mental poisons], and the benefits of taming them. This is the process that [we] should know.