【依师 Relying on the Teacher 】 未得正见,先具信心 Prior to obtaining the correct view, we should first have faith

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依师 : 未得正见,先具信心

所以在这个地方我们要认识一件事情:未得正见谈持戒,暂时还谈不到。所以在未得正见之前,应该做的事情啊,就是应该具足「信心」,信赖这个善知识,听他讲。那么这个条件要靠什么呢?要晓得自己在病——自己在无明大病当中。那个时候你了解了自己的无明大病,心里上面才晓得说我起心动念都是错的,那个时候才肯依人家。否则总觉得自己对,总看见别人不顺眼,这个是一个必然的情形。

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日常师父法语📡14B 06'11" ~ 06'54" 手抄稿第二册P203 L3

14B 06'11" ~ 06'54" Vol 2 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P203 L3
English Lamrim Vol 1  P71

【Relying on the Teacher】  -  Prior to obtaining the correct view, we should first have faith

Therefore, we have to recognize one thing here: to talk about upholding the precepts before recognizing the correct view, the timing is not there yet. Thus, prior to obtaining the correct view, we should generate “faith” – to trust and rely on the virtuous teacher and listen to him. Then, what does this prerequisite depend on? It is the recognition that I am sick – in the midst of the great illness of ignorance. By then, you recognize your own illness of ignorance, and have the awareness that all [your] mental activities are wrong. That is the time when you willingly rely on others. Otherwise, you will think that you are always right and view others negatively; this situation is inevitable.