【业果 The Varieties of Karma】多看传记策励自己

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业果 : 多看传记策励自己

所以平常的时候,如果我们除开看这个本论,理路认识之前的话,务必要多看这一种因果故事,以及祖师的传记。祖师的传记是策励我们说:啊,那些祖师们是这样啊!叫你看了真是……。我每看到这种祖师传记,总没办法,忍不住热泪盈眶,有的时候干脆就放声痛哭,也觉得高高兴兴一点;想想他们这样,这是策励自己的。然后呢看这种因果故事的话,那个典型的例子摆在这里,叫你不能放纵啊!它那个心情就是这样,你心里一动,马上来了。

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日常师父法语📡55B 04'18" ~ 05'04" 手抄稿第七册P241 L6      

55B 04'18" ~ 05'04" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P241 L6
English Lamrim Vol 1 P231

【The Varieties of Karma】 - read up on biographies to spur oneself

Thus usually, other than reading this treatise here, prior to understanding the rationales, you must certainly read more cause and effect stories like these, and also the biographies of the past masters. The biographies of the past masters will always spur  us, "Ah, that's how the past masters have been!"  After one reads it, one really....Every time I read the biography of the past masters, I always can't help it, I can never hold back my tears.  Sometimes I would let myself go and cry.  This would make me feel slightly happier.   When I think of them, it would spur  me.  Then when I read the cause and effect stories, the classic examples are right there and they are saying you just can't indulge yourself!   The frame of mind [or emotional state] is just like that.  As soon as your mind moves, things immediately come about.