日常师父开示:修行修自己

师父在广论的开示中,有一段很扼要的话,告诉我们修行要修自己:

“所以说修行是修你自己还是修别人啊?如果说你修别人,那不妨。像理发师,跟人家理了发,理完了以后,拿了一个镜子让他照照,让他看,因为你代他理嘛,那没有错嘛!现在你修理,修理你自己,当然拿这个镜子,自己看看对不对,这个很清楚、很明白。所以这个才是什么?“而为忆念”,我们真正要念,是要这样念的,要这样念的。如果我们就这样念的话,那对了,那就对了!所以他后面会告诉我们,我们真正修行的人的话,啊!只看见自己的错误,拼命自己的修习。如果你能这样地,看见自己的错误修习,那你就错误减少嘛!错误减少功德就增长嘛!然后呢痛苦就慢慢地远离,快乐就慢慢地得到,这就是个自然的一个道理。”

摘录自广论旧版音档 第45卷B面


Master Jih-Chang Discourse: Dharma Practice is to Cultivate Ourselves

In Master Jih-Chang Lamrim discourse, there is a very direct to-the-point section that tells us Dharma practice is to cultivate ourselves:

So practice is for yourself or for others? If it’s for others, there is no harm. This is similar to a hair stylist, he trims the hair of others, after trimming, he uses a mirror to show them because he’s trimming the hair for others, then it’s not wrong! Now you want to cultivate through Dharma practice, to cultivate yourself, definitely you use a mirror to reflect upon yourself to see if you are right or wrong, this is very clear and obvious. So what is this? ‘Think of them in light of’, if we want to think, this is the way to think, think in this way. If we think in this way, that is correct, that is correct! Therefore, in the later part, he will tell us that as a true practitioner, ah! you see only your own faults and diligently engage in your own practice. If you can see your own faults and engage in proper practice, then you will reduce your own faults! Once your faults are reduced, your good qualities will increase! And, suffering will leave gradually, happiness will come gradually, this is a natural phenomenon.

Extracted from Master Jih-Chang’s Lamrim discourse, MP3 Soundtrack 45B