道的開始

《入菩薩行論‧靜慮品》

BodhisattvacaryavataraMeditation

貪著自身故,小怖亦生畏。於此生懼身,誰不似敵瞋?

If even at a small danger,

fear arises on account of great attachment to one’s body,

why would one not abhor that body

like a terrifying enemy?

 

白話:

因為貪著自己的身體,再小的恐怖也會生起畏懼。對於這會生起懼怕煩惱的身體,誰不把它當成敵人一樣瞋恨呢?

 

一個學佛人如果不把自己的身體及煩惱,看成怨敵的話,那麼再殊勝的佛法或具德的善知識,也無法引導我們成就清淨的解脫利益。當自己真正認識執著身體及煩惱,是使自己一直輪迴於苦的原因的時候,這時外在的一切因緣才可成為自己修學聖道的助緣。

 

When we cultivates the Dharma and do not see our body and defilements as an enemy, even encountering the most auspicious Dharma or Masters with great virtues, will not be able to give us any guidance that will lead to pure liberation. Only when we truly see that our attachment to the body and defilements are the reason that we are still in the cyclic samsara, then all the external conditions will facilitate our cultivation of the Noble Path.

One response to “道的開始

  1. I really enjoyed reading your blog.  Thank you for writing it in English as well.