【业果 The Varieties of Karma】学人家还是学佛 To learn from others or from the Buddha
业果 : 学人家还是学佛
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日常师父法语📡55B 15'30" ~ 16'30"手抄稿第七册P247 L5
55B 15'30" ~ 16'30" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P247 L5
English Lamrim Vol 1 P231
【The Varieties of Karma】- To learn from others or from the Buddha
Often, people will say, "Look at how others are doing." It is true others are doing right, but may I ask, are you trying to learn from others or are you trying to learn from the Buddha? If you wish to learn from the Buddha, then it does not matter what other people are doing. With what the Buddha tells us, that is what we should be doing. This concept is very important! When others, it may not just be others but sometimes, he could be a certain Venerable, or another temple. That is when you need to assess it yourself, "Oh! Venerable is a great Bodhisattva who has come again. He is doing this for the sake of helping sentient beings. Can I assess this on my own?” We may not be able to do that. That is why there was a great master who was diligently cultivating before, and it was arduous and tough. Others would say, "Eh, I have seen many past masters who cultivated before, they did not seem to suffer as much as you. Why do you have to practice with so much suffering?" What did the great past master say? "They are lions. I am only a rabbit! The path which the lion walks and leaps, is not for the rabbit to follow."