【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

所以在座的各位,尤其是这里非常难得,将来出去都是佛门龙象。说到这里,我勉励各位同修啊,大家应该有这个志趣,不要忙着去说法,千万不要忙着去说法,像普通这样说法,已经很多人啦!我们应该进一步提升我们自己,至少把这个法懂得怎么淨化自己身心,那个时候才告诉别人,帮助就大了,帮助就大了。法的真正的目的是淨化身心,你要淨化,你至少晓得自己毛病在哪里,这样。所以不是说贪、嗔、痴啊,文字认得很容易,要想认得自己这个身心上贪、嗔、痴的行相,这个是重要的。认得了,还要晓得怎么去对治它,它有什么缺陷,对治了有什么好处,就是这样,这些都应该要知道。

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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.