【依师 Relying on the Teacher】示法性谛令解脱 Sages liberate by teaching the truth of reality

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依师 : 示法性谛令解脱

【此亦如云:「诸佛非以水洗罪,非以手除众生苦,非移自证于余者,示法性谛令解脱。」】

这佛啊,不是拿水来把你的罪洗掉,也不是用他的手,他虽然有神力神通,欸,没办法帮你除掉苦,也绝对不是以自证的移到你身上面。他怎么?把那个法的真实的内涵告诉你、开示给你,教你这样认真去做,得到解脱。那为什么这个地方要插这段话?这个地方特别告诉我们,善知识的行相认得了以后,你从善知识那里得到……,不是说善知识啊,你只要靠着他啊,然后他就把你一口气一吹,然后呢像泥塑木雕捏一捏,把你捏成一个佛,不是的。把这个佛法的道理告诉你,你还是要很认真努力精进去学,那时候得到解脱。

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日常师父法语📡14B 24'22" ~ 25'23" 手抄稿第二册P214-L2

14B 24'22" ~ 25'23" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P214-L2
English Lamrim Vol 1  P73

【Relying on the Teacher】 – Sages liberate by teaching the truth of reality
 

【Further it says: Sages do not wash away sins with water, they do not clear away beings’ suffering with their hands, they do not transfer their own knowledge to others; they liberate by teaching the truth of reality. 】

Buddha does not use water to wash away your sins, nor does he use his hands. Even though he has supernatural power, well, he cannot remove your suffering and he absolutely can’t transfer his knowledge to you. What will he do? He will truthfully tell you the contents of the teachings, explain to you, and teach you to apply earnestly to attain liberation. So why does the author insert this section here? This is to specifically tell us: after recognizing the characteristics of an excellent teacher, you rely on an excellent teacher [for higher attainment]. It does not mean that, as long as you lean on him, then he will just blow air at you and shape you like a clay statue so that you morph into a Buddha. It is not like that. Buddha tells you the principles of Buddha Dharma. You still have to earnestly learn and apply diligently. At that time, liberation will arise.