【希求解脱 Intent of Liberation】我只要念念佛 I just need to recite the Buddha’s name

希求解脱 : 我只要念念佛

现在我们每有一类人,哎呀!好高骛远,总翘求高的。反过来有一类人,「唉呀,我就是不行,我就是不行!」瘫在这里就爬不起来,就这样。说:「我只要念念佛。」念佛本来不错呀,你真的如果念佛的话,是非常好呀!结果呢,他心里面就因为这么弱,他说的时候,「我只要念念佛。」实际上行的时候,他念了佛没有?没有念欸!在那里昏沉、瞌睡,一生空过,所以说过犹不及啊!我们目前大部分犯的毛病就是这个。大的来说这样,细的来说呢,我们心理状态平常也是这样,一下猛利的时候,就冲过头;一下塌下来的时候,唉!又提不起,就这样。

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日常师父法语📡69A 11'41" ~ 12'36" 手抄稿第9册P144 LL3 

69A 11'41" ~ 12'36" Vol 9 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P144 LL3
English Lamrim Vol 1 P272

【Intent of Liberation】 - I just need to recite the Buddha’s name

Now, there is a type of person who is ambitious and always want to acquire the higher teachings.  There is another type of person who is exactly the opposite, “Aiya, I can’t do this, I can’t do it!” and they seem to be paralyzed and are unable to climb out of their situation.  Some say, “I just need to recite the Buddha’s name.” Indeed, it is good to recite the Buddha’s name.  If you can truly recite the Buddha’s name, then it is very good!  As a result, due to his frail mentality, he only says, “I just need to recite the Buddha’s name.”  But in his actual practice, did he recite the Buddha’s name?  He did not do it!  He fell into laxity and lethargy.  His whole life was wasted. Therefore, excess is just as bad as deficiency!  Most of us now have this type of problem.  This is the general phenomena of the practitioners.  If you speak of the subtle aspect of this, that is how our mental states are as well.  When our minds are strong and forceful, we would all of a sudden go overboard and then the next moment, all of a sudden crash it.  Ah! Then we cannot lift our spirits up again.  That is how we are.