【 业果 The Varieties of Karma】三世诸佛的清净幢相 The representation of the pure insignia
业果 : 三世诸佛的清净幢相
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日常师父法语📡56B 08'57" ~ 10'09" 手抄稿第七册P281 L8
56B 08'57" ~ 10'09" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P281 L8
English Lamrim Vol 1 P234
【The Varieties of Karma】- The representation of the pure insignia
Why is it that renunciation can produce such great merits? I will explain this some more as well. What is this robe? It is the pure insignia of the Buddha of the three worlds, right?! Remember this? It is the pure insignia of the Buddha of the three worlds. This is a measure which accords with the entire Dharma realm. Just like that. Therefore, for the Bodhisattvas mentioned earlier, even though they have entered the Mahayana, but what is their status? They have not attained Buddhahood yet. They are still great because they are convicted on the Mahayana path. However, this pure insignia is something that accords with the fruition of Buddhahood. This is the real preciousness and praiseworthy edge. Similarly, if you understand this point, then it would not matter to you if a person is in the Hinayana or the Mahayana, or even as described in the Ksitigarbha Sutra, where in the age of degeneration of the Dharma, there would be renunciates who break the vows, and commit 10 non-virtues, all sorts of heinous crimes. As long as one wears this robe and you view him as the Buddha, you will achieve these types of merits. This is because the robe itself represents the pure insignia! Therefore, once we understand this point, for the ethical discipline of "prohibiting the mentioning the errors and sins of other disciples, cleric or lay," this can be easily avoided. For the ethical discipline of "praising the self and slandering others," this can be easily avoided as well.