【皈依 The Precepts of Refuge】 骄慢是放逸的根本 Arrogance is the root to unruliness
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47B 04'01" ~ 05'00" Vol 6 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P229-L8
English Lamrim Vol 1 P196
【The Precepts of Refuge】- Arrogance is the root to unruliness
“Such arrogance is the root of all unruliness.” This arrogance, being conceited, is the root to unruliness, root to unruliness. All afflictions come from this. Actually, the root to affliction is the “ego self.” The subjective aspects [or behavior] of the ego self is arrogance. Just like that. This arrogance is to look down on others and consider oneself to be high up. As soon as you do this, it would not work! Therefore, “Do not despise inferior monks.” No matter how bad they are, how bad a Bhikkhu is, do not despise them. If you cannot do this and despise them, “you will not achieve liberation for an eon. Such is the way of this teaching.” If you have any thoughts of despising them, sorry, you will not achieve for an eon…this sinful obscuration can be that great, it is such a serious obscuration. Now that we have been ordained, or we have not been ordained but we have begun to learn Buddhism, yet you look down on this person, look down on that person, ah, what would be the year for us [to achieve anything]?