【业果 The Varieties of Karma】入大乘门 The entrance to the Mahayana
业果 : 入大乘门
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日常师父法语📡56B 05'53" ~ 06'44" 手抄稿第七册P279 L7
56B 05'53" ~ 06'44" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P279 L7
English Lamrim Vol 1 P234
【The Varieties of Karma】 - The entrance to the Mahayana
The mental states of the Mahayana [practitioners] are inconceivable! For any person who enters the Mahayana, the entrance to the Mahayana is the spirit of enlightenment. For a person who develops the spirit of enlightenment, his mind accords with all spheres of reality, accord with all spheres of reality (the entire Dharma realm). No need to mention a stage one Bodhisattva but one who has just developed this spirit. He does not necessarily have to reach the ultimate status, but he is one who has developed the conventional spirit of enlightenment. Does everyone remember the story of the śrāmaṇera (novice monk) and the Arhat? One was a little novice monk and the other monk had attained Arhatship. The novice monk had just wanted to learn, "Ah! I, I, I, I wish to learn the Mahayana." Ha, the other monk was one who has attained the noble fruit of arhatship! He immediately became respectful, took things from the little novice monk and said, "Ah! Please go in front of me." After some time had passed, the little novice monk thought, "Ah! It's not so easy to become a Bodhisattva. I think I will just follow my teacher to learn things step by step." Since the Arhat had supernatural power, he immediately called the little novice monk and said, "Come, come, come! You carry the bag and follow behind me."