慢慢地学会依靠法得到快乐与支撑

我们修行人要做到的就是:慢慢地学会依靠法得到快乐,得到支撑。
 
所谓法的意思是:依佛教诫取舍善恶。当我们取对了,舍对了的时候,一种欢喜就会生起来。一旦习惯在自己面对痛苦的时候,一次又一次地以法为依止,这样的习惯练成了之后,你会发现不但你变得坚强,而且生命变得自由。无论你得到别人的赞赏,还是得到别人的批评,总之,在法上,你在内心降伏烦恼的那一分喜悦,是谁也夺不走的。私欲,名利心,自怜自艾的这种情绪,这些都是要在修行的过程中一点点面对,一点点去战胜的。

Learn To Rely On The Teaching In Order To Obtain Happiness And Support

As a dharma practitioner, we must endeavour to gradually rely on the teaching in order to obtain happiness and support.

The meaning of relying on the teaching is, “Rely upon the teachings of the Buddha to adopt the virtues and to forsake the non-virtues”. When we are able to appropriately adopt and forsake, there will be a sense of happiness arising. Likewise, when we develop the habit of continuously relying on the teaching as the solution to the miseries we face, we will realise that not only will we become stronger, we are also able to live life freely.

Regardless of whether we receive praises or criticisms from others, no one can snatch away our joy when we are able to conquer our mental afflictions through the teaching. In our encounters with the various emotional struggles such as selfishness, fame, self-pitying and self-cherishing, we need to face and conquer them bit by bit through this process of practice.

Translation and review by: Valerie Chau & Dawn Chen