【业果 The Varieties of Karma】解决问题的根本 The root to resolving problems
业果 : 解决问题的根本
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日常师父法语📡57A 27'08" ~ 28'27" 手抄稿第八册P19 L5
57A 27'08" ~ 28'27" Vol 8 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P19 L5
English Lamrim Vol 1 P237
【The Varieties of Karma】– The root to resolving problems
The earlier section was on refuge. We have understood, understood the sufferings in the world. Therefore, we wish to find one who can truly help us to become liberated. Finally we found that, under this circumstance, the only one who can help us, one who is completely qualified to do so is the Buddha. Thereupon, through the step by step reasoning, by inquiring into the root of the matter, we've finally found that, ah, if we take refuge, then we can resolve our problems. So what are our problems? It is right here. That i's the time that we should come to see karma [as our problem]. If we are not clear of this concept, even if you believe in Buddha, it is futile! What is the purpose of believing in Buddha? To alleviate your suffering, and to solve all problems. But with the root to suffering, if you cannot get a good grasp of it, even though you have learnt for a while, nothing can be put to use. For instance, we would regularly see many people who are learning the teachings, but his knowledge completely does not accord with the teachings. He may feel that he knows many principles. Even though he knows many principles, [the principles] exist only when he speaks. But when he needs to apply them, he does not have them!