【业果 The Varieties of Karma】修什么?What are you cultivating?  

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业果 : 修什么?

尽管你讲修行、修行,修了半天你始终在形相上面转。是,你说,啊,我归依啦,说我受了五戒啦,乃至于出家剃度啦,乃至于受了比丘、菩萨戒了!但是你到底是修些什么呀?对不起,你还是含糊一片。假定说你刚才上面这个概念弄清楚的时候,你心念一动你就清楚了:欸,这又跟着老毛病,在染污当中;反过来,一对,你马上晓得这一念对的,那个时候你就千真万确地晓得的。如果说念佛,这一念必定念得去,如果说学定,这一念必定是跟它相应,这个主要的概念就在这个上头。

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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.