【希求解脱 Intent of liberation】住胎苦 Suffering in the womb
希求解脱 : 住胎苦
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日常师父法语📡69B 01'48" ~ 02'34" 手抄稿第九册P156 L2
69B 01'48" ~ 02'34" Vol 9 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P156 L2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P274
【Intent of liberation】- Suffering in the womb
So, I once met a teacher and that teacher told us, “People today are really deluded and their misconceptions continue to grow. In our old days, practice could be done anywhere, anytime. Nowadays it is decorated, everywhere is decorated so beautifully, including the mortuary. After a person dies, ah, his body is decorated and still painted, like... When you walk into [the mortuary], you can’t sense any atmosphere of a funeral, except your feeling for a [lost] family member.” The more I think about it, the more I agree with it. In our childhood, where did we have such sanitary facilities? Nothing like that, nothing but a hole [i.e. in the outhouse]. Before you reach the hole, the flies scattered, and that [unbearable] stench, ah! It’s like this. Then you see maggots in it… This is exactly what it is like when we are in our mother’s womb. Really, it is just like this!