【皈依 The Precepts of Refuge】要舍不得大的 Not letting go of the great things
皈依 : 要舍不得大的
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【The Precepts of Refuge】 – Not letting go of the great things
So, there are many people who cannot let go of this, cannot let go of that. I feel that these people are really good for nothing. If there should be anything that you cannot let go of, they should be the great things! You cannot let go of small things now – what are the things I do not care, I cannot let go of? (It is) The worlds of the trichiliocosm*, I cannot let go of Pure Land, I cannot let go of the universe of each Buddha for their sambhogakāya (form bodies). If these are the things that you cannot let go of, then you have got guts! If you truly feel that you cannot let go of these, then you will certainly obtain them. If you are able to attain those, then you would not want this little bit [of good thing that you have now] even if we give it to you for free. This is what we should truly understand. Therefore, we certainly need to understand its auspicious benefits. Once you can obtain such great benefits, ah, all the petty issues will go away. Therefore, this is why he (Master Tsong-Kha-Pa) tells us, we should often reflect and analyze. It is just like this. Normally when others block us from obtaining little benefits, ah-yo! We become extremely mad! Now here lies such great benefits, and no one can take them away from us, it is there just waiting for us! Therefore, do not be someone who is good for nothing. We want to be someone truly promising and with prospects. That is the way to be!
* the cosmology of Mahayana Buddhism in which the universe is said to comprise of three thousand clusters of world-systems, each of which consists of a thousand worlds.