【业果 The Varieties of Karma】感激善知识的呵斥 Be grateful to the excellent teacher’s reproach

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业果 : 感激善知识的呵斥

在这种情况之下注意,有的时候这个人家来教诫、告诉我们,不管是同行善知识、尊长善知识,有的时候来好好地说,有的时候会呵斥你。要晓得这个对我们说也好,呵斥也好,这正是指出我们的毛病所在。那个时候我们如果真的想努力修学的话,那时候应该至心感谢,说:感激啊!他指出我的毛病来。这一点我们要认识的。我们往往不认识这一点,在这个愚痴当中,自己保护自己,自己说他……对方告诉我们,自己不服气,自己辩护,完了以后心里面还觉得:「这个傢伙!专门找我麻烦。」这一念引申下去的话,后果非常可怕、非常可怕!前面也说过了,这个尊长你随便生一点点,万一这个人是一个发了菩提心的菩萨的话,那一念生起来的话,啊,那后果非常可怕!

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日常师父法语📡55B 23'43" ~ 24'47" 手抄稿第七册P251 LL6

55B 23'43" ~ 24'47" Vol 7 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P251 LL6
English Lamrim Vol 1 P232

【The Varieties of Karma】-   Be grateful to the excellent teacher’s reproach
 
We should pay attention in circumstances like this, when sometimes others come to teach us or tell us [what we did wrong]. Whether they are your fellow practitioners or your teachers, sometimes they may say so nicely and sometimes they may reproach you. You should know that whether they say it  nicely or they reproach us, this is exactly pointing out where our problems are. At that time, if we truly wish to strive to learn and practice, then at that time we should earnestly be thankful and say, "I am so grateful! He pointed out my problems." This is a point that we should understand. We often do not understand this point and continue in delusion, protecting ourselves and talking about him.... when others tell us, we are unconvinced and [will] defend ourselves. After that, we even feel, "This guy! He is specially finding faults with me." If this thought continues, the consequences are horrendous, very horrendous! It has been said earlier, if you develop any little [bad thought] toward your teachers, in case this person is a Bodhisattva with the spirit of enlightenment, if that one moment [of bad thought] arises, ah, the consequence is very horrifying!