【业果 The Varieties of Karma】乱开口 vs 请教律师 speaking loosely vs seeking advice from teacher of vinaya
业果 : 乱开口 vs 请教律师
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日常师父法语📡52B 26'32" ~ 27'24" 手抄稿第七册P142 LL2
52B 26'32" ~ 27'24" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P142 LL2
English Lamrim Vol 1 P221
【The Varieties of Karma】- speaking loosely vs seeking advice from teacher of vinaya
Now among our fellow students, there will often be a type of student, who as soon as they know a little, they like to open their mouths and speak loosely. They will tell others this and that. Look at the ones who already have great achievements here. When they say anything, the exact lineage source for this is disclosed very clearly. Therefore, when we are learning this, we should certainly make sure we understand it clearly as well. If we do not know, we would rather doubt ourselves and say, “Eh, sorry! I do not understand this that much yet. You may want to take your question and ask a particular great teacher of the vinaya,”for things as such. Therefore, why do we refer to them as a “teacher of the vinaya”? It is not just because he upholds the ethical discipline so we call him that. All the renunciates must uphold vows. In order to be called a “teacher of the vinaya,” besides upholding the vows himself, knowing how to uphold the vows in different circumstances, he has to be very clear and very unequivocal. He is capable of providing a resolute answer for any question raised.