【皈依The Precepts of refuge】人与非人不能为难 Humans and non-humans cannot hinder
皈依 : 人与非人不能为难
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日常师父法语📡49B 25'01" ~ 26'20"手抄稿第七册P30-L1
49B 25'01" ~ 26'20" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P30-L1
English Lamrim Vol 1 P205
【The Precepts of refuge】- Humans and non-humans cannot hinder
After you have gone for refuge to the Three Jewels, there will immediately be Dharma protectors to come support you. Oh, so we say, "So the non-humans cannot hinder you but how can people not hinder you after refuge is taken? It is an observable fact to us that, after I have gone for refuge, people still give me a hard time!" With this point, I need to explain a little. I need to explain this a little. This is a misunderstanding. We should understand that Buddhism tells us that everything operates under the law of cause and effect, dependent-arising. Once you truly understand this, no one can harm you, only yourself! What can truly harm you? Your ignorance. You do not understand the subjective aspects of ignorance and you pursue the sensory object. Then it is bad, it is bad! Therefore, if you understand that everything operates under the law of cause and effect, then when others harm you, ah, that is when you should think about why does he harm you? If there was a cause such that you had hurt him before, now that he harms you, of course, it is due to happen to you, so you have paid the debt! This is the principle spoken earlier. If you correctly understand the situation, then certainly - the only method, what would it depend on? It depends on refuge to the Three Jewels, and your correct and adequate amount of understanding of the principle. Then the issue will be resolved. This is a very important concept. Of course! If you cannot even be thwarted by human’s hindrances, needless to say about non-humans’ hindrances. In all of the three worlds, truly, humans are the strongest.