【业果 The Varieties of Karma】闻法时为自己辩护 Defending yourself when you listen to the teachings
业果 : 闻法时为自己辩护
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日常师父法语📡53A 28'39" ~ 29'19" 手抄稿第七册P163 LL4
53A 28'39" ~ 29'19" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P163 LL4
English Lamrim Vol 1 P223
【The Varieties of Karma】 - Defending yourself when you listen to the teachings
Therefore, what is the crucial point here? When you listen to the teachings, there are times when you hear something that does not suit you and you reject it, you defend yourself. Then it's over! Therefore, before we formally listen to the teachings, he has already told us that we have three faults. In our minds, we always feel that we're right. If you have this idea, then even if you learn for a hundred years, you won't be able to learn it. This is because, whenever the teaching points to your faults, you will always defend yourself, then it’s over! From the beginning, if we recognize that I am in this great sickness of ignorance, and the Buddhas’ and Bodhisattvas’ explications are here to help me. If you listen from the depths of your heart, as long as you are willing to listen, you will be able to change very quickly. This is absolutely the truth.