【业果 The Varieties of Karma】修什么？What are you cultivating?
业果 : 修什么？
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日常师父法语📡58B 00'43" ~ 01'31" 手抄稿第八册P55 L5
58B 00'43" ~ 01'31" Vol 8 of Master Jih-Chang’s Discourse P55 L5
English Lamrim Vol 1 P238
【The Varieties of Karma】- What are you cultivating?
Though you talk about cultivation, cultivation, after cultivating for a while, you remain focused on the external forms. Yes. You would say, ah, I've gone for refuge, I’ve adopted the five vows, perhaps have even been ordained, and have adopted the Bhikshu and the Bodhisattva vows! But after all of these, what have you cultivated? Sorry, you are still muddled. However, if you can become clear with the concepts mentioned earlier, then as soon as your thought arises, you will know clearly that, eh, I am following my old habits again, I am in defilement. On the contrary, if a correct thought arises, you will immediately become aware that this thought is correct. That is when you know with absolute certainty. If you are [practicing the method of] reciting the Buddha's name, then this one thought will certainly carry you there [Pure Land]. If you are practicing meditative concentration, this thought certainly concords with it. The main concept is right here.