Monday, 20 November 2017

如何持誦金剛經 ~ 索達吉堪布

  【每日至少應讀經一遍】
  一方面,繕寫讀誦等屬十大法行,另一方面,此經主要宣說般若空性的甚深意義,受持此經與修持空性功德等無差別。麥彭仁波切在《智者入門》中雲:世間最大的三種功德是發菩提心,宣說大乘佛法,觀想空性。因此具善緣者應常觀想,聞思此經,至少應每日讀一遍,若時間有限誦一偈亦可。

  【若時間有限可誦一偈】
  一切有為法,如夢幻泡影,如露亦如電,應作如是觀。” ……此偈概括了這部經的全部內涵,若無時間修持此經念誦全經,可僅念誦此偈。

  【念皈依、發心、回向】(見附錄)
  在念誦本經前,首先應念三遍或一遍皈依,最好是三遍,然後念四無量心。念完全部經文最後回向,藏傳佛教儀軌中都有皈依發心回向。這樣具足了三殊勝,功德很大。

  【應常為他人演說此經】
  念誦、受持為人演說經中四句偈,如:一切有為法,如夢幻泡影,如露亦如電,應作如是觀。其功德已勝過廣大財布施的功德,何況全經如此行持呢?極力修學此經者,若如理受持、通達此經,機緣具足時應常為他人演說。現在自身具有本經的傳承,又有所化的眾生,應至力廣弘此經,否則浪費光陰,錯過機緣只有扼腕大歎。

  麥彭仁波切雲:若無有聞思修的能力,得到人身還是應當每天持誦一個具有傳承上師加持的金剛語,這樣可得到殊勝功德。世人認為供養上師一條哈達或一百元錢功德很大,而沾沾自喜。從一方面看,這樣供養確實有功德,但另一方面,真正發菩提心觀修空性,為他人傳法解經,功德更大。有志者應勇於荷擔如來家業,在漢地廣弘般若空性法門,使不信佛教道理者皈依佛門,懂一偈為人講說都會成就自他利益,否則通曉佛法的人不弘揚佛法,而像阿羅漢一樣入滅定,這並不合理。

  【應方便演說四句偈義】
  若確實不具備地點時間等因緣傳講全經,可以僅為別人演說四句偈義。一般人沒有足夠的時間財力等福報作廣大的財布施,但演說一偈既不需很長時間,文字又通俗易懂便於接受,只需發一個清淨心即可同時成辦自他二利,這無疑是最好的積累資糧的方式。


  (上文中的符號【】下的內容均摘自索達吉堪布著《金剛經釋》)

Sunday, 19 November 2017

今日教言

🌻2017.11.19 | 今日教言🌻
八万四千病的根源就是贪嗔痴,由此导致风胆涎不调,所有的疾病才会出现。如果我们相续中有了菩提心,断绝了贪嗔痴的根源,所有的疾病自然会销声匿迹,所以菩提心是唯一的妙药。--《入行论广解》

Saturday, 18 November 2017

【十月一,送寒衣。今天是慈悲的寒衣節】

【十月一,送寒衣。今天是慈悲的寒衣節】

每年農曆十月初一,謂之“十月朝”,又稱“祭祖節”,為送寒衣節,亦稱冥陰節。這一天,特別注重祭奠先亡之人,為之送寒衣。

始於周代,每年的十月初一,人們焚燒五色紙,為往生先人送去禦寒的衣物,並連帶著給孤魂野鬼送溫暖。十月一,燒寒衣,寄託著今人對故人的懷念,承載著生者對逝者的悲憫。

同時,這一天也是特別為父母親人等所關心的人送禦寒衣物的日子。

Friday, 17 November 2017

今天11月17 日欣逢【藥師佛聖誕】

今天1117 日欣逢【藥師佛聖誕】

據《藥師琉璃光七佛本願功德經》記載,藥師琉璃光如來在因地修行菩薩道時,曾發十二大願。

每願都為了滿眾生願,拔眾生苦,醫眾生病。

今天是藥師佛聖誕,讓我們一起來稱念藥師佛名號、吃素、護生、施食、施藥等,回向法界一切眾生,祈願世界和平、無有災病、有情眾生安樂、身心健康!

《藥師佛心咒》:
爹雅他 貝堪則 貝堪則 瑪哈 貝堪則 惹紮 薩穆嘎爹 梭哈

藥師心咒 https://youtu.be/z1NInKAAN2A

南無消災延壽藥師佛!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Buddhist Simile : Chicken and the king of death

Dear friends have you ever pay attention to a chicken. What do they do? Have you ever thought, all of us are like a chicken? Like a chicken who is fed by the owner.

If you pay your attention wisely you will understand all of us are similar to a chicken who is fed by its owner. That is we are fed by the king of death which direct us for rebirth and suffering

What does a chicken do?
Early in the morning a chicken wake up and go outside looking for food its owner has scatter. Chicken look for the foods for its baby chicks. In the evening it goes back to its coop to sleep. And then again the next day morning chicken will repeat the same until it has been slaughtered by its owner.

The chicken and the owner thinks in two different way
The owner scatter food for the chicken every day. He weigh the chicken and feel happy when the chicken has grown enough to supply with meat.

The chicken engross with the food provided by its master. When the master weigh the chicken it thinks the master is showing affection. Chicken do never see the danger of its master feeding it and the slaughtering.

Chicken, you and me
Like the chicken who engross in food, we all engrossed in sights, sounds, smell, tastes, tactile sensations, and ideas. We carry a lot of bad Karma on these. We take these engrossed as our self and cling onto the cycle of rebirth and suffering.

King of death and suffering
Engrossed in sights, sounds, smell, tastes, tactile sensations, and ideas we have no sense enough that we are growing older. How many lives we will be born again, in which form weather in hell, as an animal in heaven or as a human being?

Until we end the craving for sights, sounds, smell, tastes, tactile sensations, and ideas we will do clinging. The clinging will lead to the existence of us in any form of life. With the existence we carry all form of suffering as suffering of birth, old age, illness, death, encountering what is unpleasant, separation from what is pleasant, not getting what you want and the suffering of five appropriate aggregates.

Like the chicken we engross in the clinging until the king of death direct us towards the suffering similar to the chicken been slaughter by its owner.
  
Therefore the wise person will make an effort to end the craving there by cease the clinging and rebirth. Thus the wise will attain the ultimate happiness of nibbana.


……. May you have the wisdom to end suffering……………..

Source  : truebuddhistteachings.org



Tuesday, 14 November 2017

今日教言

🌻2017.11.14 | 今日教言🌻
世间的一切痛苦,都是从自利中产生的。所以,《修心七要》告诉我们:在生活中不管遇到什么苦,均应将其归罪于我执,而不要去责怪别人。若能除掉我执,再不顺的日子都会改变。--《残酷才是青春》


Monday, 13 November 2017

定弘法師:不知道如何懺悔,就讀懺悔文嗎?

問:下面一個問題,末學常常看到我們學佛要發願,末學不明白應該怎樣發願,一定要在佛前發願嗎?要發願往生淨土,應該怎麼發?還有懺悔,師父上人和很多大德都強調,末學不知道如何懺悔,就讀懺悔文嗎?末學剛踏入社會不久,條件還不是很好,我和先生在北京上班,租的房子沒有多余居室,末學放書在臥室應該注意什麼?如果早上早起,先生還在睡覺,我可以在臥室拜佛嗎?

定弘法師答:這個發願關鍵是發真誠的心,至於說形式上怎麼個發,那個並不重要。那妳可以用祖師大德的發願文來幫助自己發願。最好的發願文就是蓮池大師的「西方發願文」,這是印光大師最先贊嘆的。懺悔文,我們師父老人家每天都做的一個懺悔文,在香港佛陀教育協會有流通,妳可以來索要。不知道網上有沒有得下載,應該都會有。我每天懺悔就用那懺悔文,寫得非常的直白,也很真誠。讀的時候隨文入觀,就會很有效果。如果家里沒有條件拜佛,妳自己在臥室里拜,那都可以,實在沒有這條件,佛也不會見怪我們。總是學佛要有一個誠敬心,在自己的條件上盡量的來表示自己的恭敬。

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Four Aspirations When Sharing Merits 四愿回向

愿消累劫诸业障。
愿得福慧日增长。
愿尽此身出娑婆。
愿佛接引生安养。
May I eradicate all karmic obstacles accumulated from many kalpas. May I attain blessings and wisdom, with each day increasing them. May I, at the end of this life, exit from the Saha World. May Amitabha Buddha (Amituofo) receive and guide me to be born in his Pure Land Of Peaceful Nurturing.
Six Perfections (六度):
Blessings (福) are created with good moral conduct, by practising the first five perfections of Generosity (布施), Morality (持戒), Patience (忍辱), Diligence (精进) and Meditation (禅定), that can be practised with mindfulness of Amitabha Buddha’s name (Amituofo), while the sixth and last perfection is Wisdom (慧). All Six Perfections can be cultivated with the practice of mindfulness of Amituofo, as in the links below.

Source : purelander.com

Friday, 10 November 2017

《 佛典故事 - 无常 》

三千多年前,佛法兴盛的古印度王朝,世尊于舍卫国的祇洹精舍,为诸天、人、龙鬼等宣说佛法……
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此时舍卫国波斯匿王的母亲,已高龄九十多岁,因岁长年迈而身染重病,不久便因病过世。孝顺的波斯匿王带领朝中大臣依循礼节,如法送葬。待葬礼结束,波斯匿王来到精舍,恭敬地顶礼世尊。
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世尊请波斯匿王随坐于侧,看到国王不同以往的穿着及忧伤的神情,关心地询问:为何今日国王衣着及形色异于往常,发生了什么事情呢?波斯匿王回答世尊:家母因年迈,得重病过世,今日刚遣送亡母的灵柩至墓地,回程特地前来觐见世尊。
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世尊得知原因后,告诉波斯匿王:推古演今,生、老、病、死这四件事最令人畏惧,因为人出生后会渐渐衰老,病苦会使人渐无光泽,死时四大分散,并与亲人饱受别离之苦。世间万物一切无常,无有久居而不灭者,亦如生命随着时间一天天地消逝,好似河流昼夜川流不息。昔日的国王、拥有五通的仙人、乃至诸佛、阿罗汉,至今皆无人长久住世,所以您不要因为过于哀恸而伤了身体。国王是一位孝顺的君王,应当多为您的母亲修斋、培福、供养三宝,才是真正利益您的母亲。世尊语毕,波斯匿王及诸大臣们皆除却忧恼,法喜充满。


典故摘自:《法句譬喻经.卷一》


省思

《涅槃经》云:是身无常,念念不住,犹如电光暴水幻炎。世间之法,生灭迁流,无刻不变异,是故应当把握时光,修善培福,广修供养。