【业果 The Varieties of Karma】天差地远的功德 Tremendous difference in merits

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业果 : 天差地远的功德

【如诸在家修施等时,受持斋戒律仪而修,与无律仪所修善根,势力大小,亦极明显。】

 你不要说出家,同样在家人,你受了戒跟不受戒就不一样。所以现在有的人说:「哎呀!你只要做好事嘛就好了,你何必去举行那个仪式啊?」好像皈依也不要,那个受戒也不要。说得清清楚楚,皈依跟不皈依,同样做一个善事,就差得天差地远。然后呢,你同样地持那个戒,你受了这个戒去持,跟不受戒就差得天差地远,就这样耶!

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日常师父法语📡56B 17'04" ~ 17'46" 手抄稿第七册P286 L1 

56B 17'04" ~ 17'46"Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P286 L1
English Lamrim Vol 1 P234

【The Varieties of Karma】– Tremendous difference in merits

【It is clear as well that when people such as householders practice such things as generosity, there can be a great difference in the strength of the roots of virtue produced. This difference comes from whether they act within having a vow such as a one-day vow or whether they act without a vow.】

Needless to mention renunciates, even for householders, those who act within having a vow or not will make a difference.  Therefore, now there are people who would say, “Ah-ya!  You just need to do good things and that will be good enough.  Why do you bother to go through that ritual?”  As if you need not go for refuge, and need not take up vows.  It has been said very clearly, to go for refuge or not, will make the same virtuous deed varies tremendously in weight.  And then, similarly, if you do something after taking up the vows, versus not having taken the vows, would make a tremendous difference.   That is how it is!