Tuesday, 21 November 2017

【佛典故事】從苦中解脫

往昔,舍利弗尊者與五百位大比丘僧住在舍衛城祇樹給孤獨園。

有一天,眾多比丘到舍利弗尊者的住處,相互問訊後坐在一旁。眾比丘向舍利弗尊者詢問:「持戒成就的比丘應當思惟什麼佛法?」

舍利弗尊者回答:「持戒成就的比丘應當思惟五陰熾盛為無常、為苦、為煩惱、為多痛畏之法;亦當思惟苦、空、無我。所謂五陰就是色陰、受陰、想陰、行陰、識陰。持戒成就的比丘思惟此五陰熾盛之法,便能成就須陀洹道。」

比丘聽了問舍利弗尊者:「已證得須陀洹果的比丘應當思惟什麼佛法?」尊者回答:「須陀洹比丘也應當思惟五陰熾盛為無常、為苦、為煩惱、為多痛畏之法;亦當思惟苦、空、無我。諸位賢者應當要知道,如果須陀洹比丘思惟此五陰熾盛之法,便能成就斯陀含果。」

諸比丘又問:「已證得斯陀含果的比丘應當思惟什麼佛法?」尊者回答:「斯陀含比丘也應當思惟五陰熾盛為無常、為苦、為煩惱、為多痛畏之法;亦當思惟苦、空、無我。斯陀含比丘當於思惟此五陰熾盛之法時,便能成就阿那含果。」

諸比丘繼續問道:「已證得阿那含果的比丘應當思惟什麼佛法?」尊者回答:「阿那含比丘也應思惟五陰熾盛為無常、為苦、為煩惱、為多痛畏之法;亦當於思惟此五陰熾盛之法時,便能成就為阿羅漢。」

諸比丘接著問:「已證得阿羅漢果的比丘應當思惟什麼佛法?」

舍利弗尊者回答:「羅漢比丘所作已辦,不再造諸業行,有漏煩惱心已得解脫,不再沉淪於五趣生死之海,更不受後有輪迴、不再造作諸業。因此,諸位賢者!持戒比丘及證得須陀洹、斯陀含、阿那含果者,皆當思惟此五陰熾盛之法。諸比丘們!應當如是學習。」

此時,諸比丘聽聞舍利弗尊者所說之理,皆歡喜奉行。



典故摘自:《增壹阿含經.卷第二十六.等見品第三十四(一)》

省思
眾生執著萬法為實有,不明白五陰身心實為剎那生滅、變化無常、虛幻不實的假法,在色、受、想、行、識中攀緣追逐,因此沉淪受苦而不得自在。《心經》云:「照見五蘊皆空」,能照能觀的這念心回光返照,體悟五陰皆是空性,觀空五陰,便不再熾盛受苦。

《楞嚴經》云:「從聞思修,入三摩地。」欲從苦中解脫,必須聽經聞法,了達緣起緣滅、五陰皆空之理,進一步思惟其義,如是重慮緣真,並於日用中反觀覺照,照見五陰之法了不可得;能思惟的這念心與所思惟之理相應,契悟空性,定能成就出世間殊勝道果。

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。


Thursday, 9 November 2017

可否帶著超度的心殺死蚊蠅?

  佛教所講的不殺生,對象是一切眾生。從平等的角度來說,蚊蠅也有佛性;從生存的角度來說,螻蟻尚且偷生,我們有什麼權利剝奪它們的生命?至于帶著超度的心殺它們,這一說法值得商榷。首先,你有沒有能力超度它?其次,它願不願意被你超度?如果現在有人對你說:我要殺了你,使你得到超度,在座的是否有人願意?

  當然,歷代祖師也有一些特殊的教化方式,這在密宗和禪宗都有記載。雖然這些做法從聲聞戒來說是不允許的,但這些大德已經成就,確有把握超度這些眾生,而且他的行為不僅對眼前這些眾生有利,還能利益更多眾生。但這些屬于特殊事例,對我們這些凡夫來說,絕不能以這一借口輕易殺生。如果我們這樣做的話,不但造作殺業,更會犯下妄語罪業,為墮落惡道之因

文章来源: 《地藏經》修學 (社團) posted by Angela Ney

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

染阿含 - 转念安伏心受修法

佛陀又提醒富楼那尊者说,西方输卢那人凶恶、轻躁、弊暴、好骂。如果你遭到凶恶、轻躁、弊暴、好骂、侮辱的话,应该怎么办呢?
富楼那尊者说,我会这样想:他们只是骂我,还没有动手或用石块打我。

佛陀说,假如他们打你了呢?
富楼那尊者说,我会这样子想:他们只是动手或用石块打我,还没有拿刀、杖砍我、打我。

佛陀又说,假如他们拿刀、杖砍你、打你呢?
富楼那尊者说,我会这样想:他们只是拿刀、杖砍我、打我,还没有取我性命。

佛陀又问,假如他们要取你性命呢?
富楼那尊者回答说,我会这样想:有许多佛弟子,感受到自己的身体,所带来的种种祸患,而厌离自杀的。如果他们杀我,正好让我省了麻烦,得以脱离身体的种种祸患。

佛陀因而赞叹富楼那尊者忍辱的精神,足以去西方输卢那布教。并嘉勉他去度化输卢那人,令不安者得以安详,未涅槃的人能入涅槃。

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

【佛典故事】超脫四食 斷生死流

昔日,釋迦牟尼佛在舍衛國的祇樹給孤獨園弘化之時,為比丘們開示:世間一切眾生以四種食長養生命,是哪四種食呢?第一種是「摶食」,或大、或小;第二種是「更樂食」;第三種是「念食」;最後一種是「識食」。

「什麼是摶食呢?摶食,就是現在人們為了滋養色身所攝取、一切可以入口的食物。什麼是更樂食呢?更樂食,就是當眼、耳、鼻、舌、身與外在塵境色、聲、香、味、觸相對時,所産生的喜樂覺受。譬如:柔軟的衣裳、莊嚴的傘蓋、芳香的花朵、燃薰和香油等,凡是讓身體長養喜樂的覺受,都是更樂食的範疇。

什麼是念食呢?念食,是第六意識的作用,心中所想念、所思惟者,在歷緣對境的時候,或是藉由口中說出、或是經由身體接觸,包括所有能長養、支持諸根之法,就是念食。

什麼是識食呢?識食,是以第八阿賴耶識為體,薰習積集業識種子。從色界初禪梵天到無色界的有想天、無想天,都是以識為食,這就是識食。

比丘!一切有情眾生依靠這四種食,生生世世流轉生死。因此,諸位比丘!應當以捨離此四種食為修行方向,精進學習,方能出離生死。」

當時,在座比丘們聽聞世尊的教誨,個個歡喜信受,依教奉行。 

典故摘自:《增壹阿含經.卷第二十一.苦樂品第二十九(四)》


省思

欲界眾生,容易迷惑於對飲食、睡眠、愛欲的追求,因此流轉生死,輪迴不已。依於五根貪著五塵境界,輾轉增長其他種種的貪欲,繼而造種種造殺盜淫妄之業,遂令惡業果報綿延不絕。所以要離苦,當從少欲開始!


進一步思惟,一切生活所需,皆是藉假修真之因緣,懂得少欲知足、心不貪著,不再被種種欲望纏縛,有了定力、能作主,人生步步都是光明;如是精進,終得離三界大苦,得涅槃之樂。

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Saturday, 4 November 2017

今日教言

🌻2017.11.4 | 今日教言🌻
我们在平时的为人处事中,一方面要对众生发大菩提心,一方面又要把自己看得比任何人都卑贱,从内心深处真实思维利他。--《修心八颂略释》

Friday, 3 November 2017

問:為什麼學佛修行不能離開懺悔? ~ 達真堪布講述

  達真堪布答:我們都造過很多很多業,都犯過很多很多戒,在我們的相續中,已經有了墮落惡趣的因緣,我們要把這些惡業統統懺悔掉。學佛修行的過程,就是消除業障、懺除罪障的過程。懺悔,簡單地說就是認錯、改錯。成佛之前不可能沒有錯,誰都有犯錯的時候,只是我們沒有發現,沒有感覺到而已。


  如果自己沒有發現,沒有感覺到,這就是業障。看看自己是不是佛福德、智慧資糧有沒有圓滿都圓滿了才是佛。如果還沒有圓滿,還有煩惱習氣,還有想不開、想不通的事情,那你還沒有成佛。當我們證得無上正等覺的果位了,那個時候才不需要懺悔,之前都要懺悔。

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Buddha the Wise

It goes without saying that Buddha has left an important mark on the world.
His thoughts on life and death have inspired countless generations- and will probably continue to do so for countless generations.
And with good reason! Buddha’s teachings exude wisdom and deep spirituality.
These quotes show a glimpse of that wisdom, and can even help you change your life:-

“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”
Anger is a lethal weapon. Apart from slaying the enemy, it also slays you.
When you’re angry, your words deceive you and they hurt others.
If you’re upset, it’s better to walk away than allow your emotions to rule you.

“You only lose what you cling to.”
From a Buddhist perspective, getting attached to something is the biggest mistake we can make in our lives.
This is because everything we have we will eventually lose one day; in the ultimate sense, we have no control.

“Physical charms attract the eyes, goodness attracts the mind.”
Good looks are an asset – however, a good character is an identity.
It’s completely wrong to judge someone only by their looks and not by their character.

“Three things cannot be hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”
No matter how much you try to conceal the truth, it will one day be revealed; especially if it’s a big lie.
Knowing this, endeavour to be honest instead and you will see your friends and family trusting you as never before.

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
We often expect to receive love and affection from others. In that process, we start neglecting ourselves. We try too hard to get attention.
However, we forget that loving one’s own self comes before loving others.
You cannot love selflessly until and unless you understand yourself.


“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
People are so swayed by the opinions of others, that they forget to think critically.
Spiritual, conscious living requires a person to think independently.
Doing this will bring deep respect from those around you.

“When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.”
This is the difference between love and lust.
In love, you nurture a relationship. In lust, you take only what you want.

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
The message here is to think happy thoughts that will keep you happy throughout the day. Being optimistic is better than having negative thoughts. Seeing the glass half-full is a way better perspective than seeing the glass half empty.
Being optimistic is better than having negative thoughts.
Seeing the glass half full is a way better perspective than seeing the glass half empty.

“A jug fills drop by drop.”
Starting small is the mantra for finishing big. It doesn’t matter if your start is a small attempt. If you keep at it steadily, you will achieve what you want to one day.

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
Life is one big journey and you’re a traveller.
It’s better to live and travel well, than thinking about the future and losing your peace of mind.
Living the fullest in the present is the best way to enjoy life, rather than living in the past or the future.



Wednesday, 1 November 2017

【佛教故事】有生必有死

佛陀于住舍衛國只樹給孤獨園弘法期間,一天,波斯匿王非常敬重的祖母突然過世,國王送其出城火化、供養舍利後,衣服垢弊、披頭散發地來到精舍,頂禮佛陀。
        佛陀問道:‘國王,你從哪里來,為何衣服垢弊、披頭散發?’國王回答:‘世尊!我因敬重的祖母過世,送其出城火化,辦妥一切後,隨即來到精舍。’佛陀問國王:‘你非常敬愛你的祖母嗎?’王答:‘世尊!我非常愛她。如果將國土中所有的象馬七寶乃至于王位統統給人,能救我祖母一命,我一定全部奉送。但這些都不能挽救她,還是讓她與世長辭,我因此悲戀憂苦,不能承受!我曾聽聞世尊開示過:“一切眾生、一切蜎飛蠕動、一切神,有生必定有死,無不窮盡,沒有出生而不死的。”今天才領悟到世尊所說的道理。’
        佛陀表示:‘國王!正是如此,一切眾生、一切蜎飛蠕動、一切神,有生必定有死,終歸窮盡,沒有生而不死的。即使是再尊貴的婆羅門、貴族、長者,有生必定有滅,沒有不死亡的。即使是擁有權勢的國王,雖然統治天下,得力自在,鄰近敵國無不降伏,但終究還是會死。若往生長壽天,在天宮為王,即使自在快樂,最後還是會滅盡。再者,得証阿羅漢果的比丘雖已漏盡煩惱,遠離生死,所作已辦,但最後還是要舍去有漏色身,入于涅槃。得証緣覺的聖者即使善調善寂,也得盡此身命,終歸入于涅槃。即使諸佛世尊具足十力,四無所畏,善說法要,最終也要舍身,入般涅槃。由此比喻,國王當知一切眾生、一切蜎飛蠕動、一切神,有生必有死,無不窮盡,沒有生而不死的。’接著,佛陀又為大眾說偈:‘一切眾生類,有命終歸死,各隨業所趣,善惡果自受。惡業墮地獄,為善上升天,修習勝妙道,漏盡般涅槃。
如來及緣覺,佛聲聞弟子,會當舍身命,何況俗凡夫?’
波斯匿王聽聞佛陀開示的這番道理後,心開意解,再三頂禮佛陀後方才離去。
        《無常經》雲:‘生者皆歸死,容顏盡變衰,強力病所侵,無能免斯者。’縱觀過去、現在世間一切眾生,只要有生,必定會走向死亡,唯有看清事實,才能念無常之苦,發解脫生死之心。修行學佛,修善斷惡,並于日用之間磨煉這念心如如不動,方能出離生死。

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

面對三寶,你有沒有不退轉的信心? (傳喜法師)

在佛教中,地藏菩薩以無盡的大悲,顯現圓頂方袍的出家人的形象,但他內在卻是徹証法身的狀態,他所証得的清淨的寶藏、本然的淨心地已經現前。菩薩頭戴毗盧冠,就代表著他法身的狀態,如同清淨法身毗盧遮那佛一般。

地藏菩薩恆現聲聞身,聲聞身就是出家人的形象。所以出家人要証入法身的智見,行持佛法,起大悲心,種種方便,這是出家人的責任,是一生要完成的功課。

慈悲甘露
Master says

而作為居士,我們要保持對三寶的恭敬,以三寶為對境,去懺悔罪業,積累福報,乃至培養我們不退轉的信心。
生起不退轉的信心是不容易的。我們的念頭代表著我們的業力,代表著無量劫以來的習氣,如果不能以信心克服分別念,那我們對三寶就很難跟從。所以要堅定自己的信心,深入經藏,了知佛法,乃至實踐、受用佛法。

佛法是甚深的,哪怕短短的嗡啊吽 四個字,都有很深的內涵。簡單地說,代表佛的身,代表佛的口,代表佛的意,就代表總持。但了解了這些也只是表面的層次,因為我們不知道佛到底在哪里,佛究竟是什麼,更不要說去理解佛的身口意了。

我們雖然不懂,但依然要好好地去學、去實踐,這就叫作信心。在宇宙中,佛的淨土那麼遙遠,我們要牢牢地跟緊師父。出家人祖祖輩輩都與佛連在一起,是一代一代傳承下來的。


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Saturday, 28 October 2017

今日教言

🌻2017.10.28 | 今日教言🌻
初期的观心也是管心,训练心往正确的方向走。对我们每一个人而言,心是指挥官,身体和语言是随从,所以,心管不好,就会无恶不作、口无遮拦;而一旦把心管好了,身体和语言会受到节制,行为也就规范了。--《苏州科技学院佛学问答》

Friday, 27 October 2017

問:人死後將骨灰投入大海,這樣處理好不好?

淨空法師答:佛在經上說:凡所有相,皆是虛妄一切有為法,如夢幻泡影,怎麼處理都好,只要自己歡喜,不必去分別、執著。

問:人死了一定要還《壽辰經》嗎?有無此事?

淨空法師答:沒有這回事情,這是民間的傳說,佛經亦無此說法。佛很慈悲,知道末法時期魔來擾亂,眾生無所適從,所以教導我們四依法。第一、依法不依人。法是經典,經典沒有這麼說,我們就不要相信。可是經典很多,我們依哪一部經呢?釋迦牟尼佛在世時,我們有問題可以直接找他,他是大夫,我們是病人,他開方子給我們,我們依照方子服藥,藥到病除。現在佛不在了,這麼多的經典都是他當時為大眾所開的處方,因此自己要曉得自己是什麼病,在這麼多處方中,應如何來取舍,決不能全收,全收必死無疑。


佛指示我們取舍的一個方針:正法時期,戒律成就;像法時期,禪定成就;末法時期,淨土成就。我們今天生在末法,就取淨土法門,這是遵從釋迦牟尼佛的指導原則。我們選擇淨宗五經一論,一定要依照經典理論方法修學,才能有成就。

Thursday, 26 October 2017

你是第幾等修行人?



良馬喻是《雜阿含經》有名的譬喻,
藉四等良馬點出四種修行人的資質。
佛陀就像是駕馭馬的人,
佛弟子應聽從佛陀的勸導,
在苦的狀態,不管是聽聞、親眼目睹,或是自己正在承受,
都要生起怖畏心,依正思惟,
把握時機好好修行,不要白白受苦。


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Professing To Be A Buddhist

Taking refuge in the Triple Gem by reciting “Buddham saranam gacchami, Dhammam saranam gacchami, Samgham saranam gacchami” with conviction and wisdom in front of a Buddha statue or a pagoda or a bhikkhu is the first step to become a Buddhist. If there is no Buddha statue, pagoda or bhikkhu, one may take refuge in the Triple Gem by oneself by reciting the above formula. Being established in the Triple Gem is the first step to become one established in the right view. So it is very important. The recitation of the above formula can be in any language. But reciting in Pali, the words of the Buddha (Buddha bhasita) is more effective and more beneficial to one who take refuge in the Triple Gem. In taking up the life of a Buddhist one needs not be ceremonious, one may just recite the Pali words silently without any ceremony and without letting other people know about it. Conviction is more important than holding a ceremony.

As the Myanmar saying goes: “Nothing can be gained without paying a resonable price” the genuine sacred refuge cannot be gained without the right conviction and the right understanding. We should begin with Conviction first. Then we shall find more and more to believe in. But Buddhism does not insist on believing blindly. It encourages one to investigate with intelligence what one has put one’s faith in. Only then can one attain the right view (Sammaditthi). In order to gain the right view one has to associate with wise persons (Sappurisupanissaya), one has to listen and study the Pali Texts (Saddhammasavana), one has to ponder carefully and reasonably (Yonisomanasikara), and one should avoid dogmatism and favoritism.

The above mentioned facts help one to gain the right view. Blind faith is the foolish belief which amounts to a kind of demerit. It is different from true conviction (Saddha). Indeed conviction can straighten one’s view. Therefore both wisdom and conviction are factors which straighten up one’s view, and so they are known as “Ditthijukamma”.


Thus conviction associated with wisdom is the most precious possession of a human being in this world. The term “Faith” (or Conviction) used in Buddhism is quite different from the term “Faith” used outside the Buddha’s Teachings (Sasana).

Source : Buddhism for Beginners