An Dong Maitreya Hill morning lesson

A guide on Sutra recitation

Meditate for 3 minutes ,regulate your breathing, focus on your mind

Eye focus on the sutra, finger points on the sutra, recite the sutra, listen to the sutra, mind concentration, breath naturally and unhurriedly.

Sutra begins in your heart, clearly and peacefully

Sutra passes your eyes, with clarity

Sutra comes out from your mouth , clear words and sound

Sutra enter your ears , clearly

Sutra enter your conscience, and clearly heard.

2020/07/25 忍為高,和為貴之1——學著「看人家的好,容忍人家的缺點」。南極仙翁慈語:你們不是常講「忍為高,和為貴」嗎?你外表行忍辱功夫,看起來好像沒事的樣子,但內心卻不斷的起心動念,這哪是「和」為貴!不平則不和,這代表你的火候還不夠、涵養得還不夠,所以還要再修。如果你是個機智的人,就要包容他的輕浮;如果你是個憨厚的人,就要容忍他的愚鈍;如果你是個謹慎的人,就要容忍他的猶豫。因為,人總是「有一好,沒有兩好」,就是因為有一點缺點,才會成為人,才要修。所以咱們要學著「看人家的好,容忍人家的缺點」才有機會幫助他、導正他。你包容人家,人家就會包容你。互勸,就是別人有錯要規勸,用正確的理念來引導; 互忍,就是要互相體諒忍讓;互諒,就是有寬宏大量的心去包容人家,量大福就大。咱們修道要有大肚量,見賢而舉,讓人人都有改過自新的機會;除此之外,還要學習「推功攬過」。推功給別人較易做到,攬過則不容易,因為做好又被人誤會是一種痛苦的事,別人不諒解你、毀謗你、說你的不對、講一大堆 的話,你聽到心裡就難過,所以「攬過」很少人能做得到。就是因為「難能」,所以「可貴」,道的尊貴就從你身上顯現。別人做不對,而你有勇氣把它承擔下來,接受被指責、辱罵的壓力,這些都是培養忍辱的功夫,也是成就聖賢的途徑。

忍為高,和為貴之 (1)

Forbearance is wise, harmony is noble.

學著「看人家的好, 容忍人家的缺點」。
Learn to "observe others' good and tolerate their short comings".

Don't you often say "Tolerance is wise, and to create harmony is hoble"?

你的外表行忍辱功夫,看起來好像沒 事的樣子,但內心卻不斷的起心動念, 這哪是「和」為貴!
Your appearance seems like you've endured the contempt and looks like "everything is okay". But your heart is turbulent; this is not harmonious!

Psychological imbalance with the unharmonious at mind means that your tolerance is not enough; cultivation is not enough, so need to practice further.

If you are a witty person, you must tolerate his frivolity, if you are a simple and honest man, to tolerate his stupidity.

如果你是個謹慎的人,就要容忍他的猶豫。因為,人總是「有一好, 沒有兩好」,
If you are a cautious person, you must tolerate his hesitation. Because, some strengths aren't always advantages.

就是因為有一點缺點,才會成為人, 才要修。所以咱們要學著「看人家 的好,容忍人家的缺點」,
These shortcoming is what make us human, and that is why we need to practice. So we have to learn to "observe what's good of others and tolerate their shortcomings."

We have a chance to help him and guide him. When you are inclusive; others will be inclusive of you.

Mutual persuasion is to advice others with the right concept when they make a mistake. Mutual tolerance is to tolerate each other and be considerate of each other.

Mutual understanding is to have a generous hearted to accommodate others. We must have mindfulness, encourage and let people have the opportunity to change.

除此之外,還要學習「推功攬過」。推功給別人較易做到,攬過則不容 易,
Also to learn to decline credit but take he responsibility on oneself.Giving credit to others is easy; but taking blame is hard

Because doing good things and being misunderstood is a painful thing, others do not understand you, slander you, and say a lot of words.

You're sad when you hear it, so "take over the responsibility" is rarely people would like to do.

就是因為「難能」,所以「可貴」,道的尊貴就從你身上顯現。別人做 不對,而你有勇氣把它承擔下來,
It is because it is rare, and that's why it's so noble. The honor of the Tao is revealed from you. You have the courage to take responsibility for what others have done.

Accepting the pressure of being accused and humiliated is a skill, and a path towards a sage. 故事 Story

There is an ascetic who lives on the spring water and wild fruits to fill his stomach.

由於不斷精進用功,所以身心清淨, 煩惱消除,
Due to continuous diligence and hard work, the body and mind are clean and worries are eliminated.

一切諸天鬼神都對行者非常讚歎和恭敬,整個國家也因此富饒安樂, 風調雨順。
All the ghosts and gods of the heavens admire and respect the ascetic very much, thus bring the whole country is also wealth and happiness.

One day, the king went hunting in the mountains and followed the footsteps of the deer to the place of the ascetic.The king asked about the whereabouts of the deer, the practitioner thought silently:

「眾生無不貪生怕死,如果我告訴大王答案,不就和他一樣 殘暴不仁;但如果不說,就是欺騙 大王。」
「 All beings are greedy for life and fear of death. If I tell the king the answer, I will be as cruel and unkind as him; But if I don't say it, I'm lying to the king.」

When he hesitated in his heart, the king thought that the ascetic was despising  him, so his got angry.

The king asked: 「Who are you?」The ascetic replied, 「 I'm a god of endurance.」The king said:「Since you are a god of endurance, let me see if you can bear it」

喪失理智的大王,說著便拔出刀, 砍下行者的右手!鮮血自修行者手臂流出。
The unreasonable king drew his sword and cut off the right hand of the ascetic. Blood flowed from the arm of the ascetic.

However, at this time the ascetic thought:「 Despite me practicing Buddhism and have no struggle with the world, the king nonetheless cruelly attack me, let alone the common people」

於是心中發願:「有朝一日, 我成道後,一定要先來渡大王, 不讓人民牽連受害。」
So he made a vow in his heart:「 One day, after I become enlightened, I must propagate the King first, so that the people will not be his victim.」

The king see that the ascetic is calm and unmoved. The king find this very strange and started feeling angry again. The ask the ascetic once more what's his name. The ascetic replied "god of endurance"

就這樣,在一問一答之際,行者 不但手全被砍斷,連腳、耳、鼻都被砍下,血流如注,痛苦非常。
Just like this, between the question and the answer, the ascetic not only lost his hands, but also his feet, ears, and nose. The blood flows painful.

這時,忽然天地震動,眾神憤慨, 可以說是天怒人怨,鬼神們都想來毀掉這個國家,以譴責國王的罪行。
At this moment, suddenly the world shook, and the gods were angry.It can be said that the sky is angry and people are complaining, the ghosts and gods all want to destroy this country to condemn the king's crimes.

But the ascetic said:「 This is because in countless calamities in the past, I did not practice Buddhism and mutilated him, so this is the result today.

If you retaliate today, karma will never end.」When the people knew about this, they all hated the king's atrocities.

行者卻說:「雖然大王這樣待我, 但其實我內心卻是十分哀愍他, 就如同慈母憐念自己的孩子一般, 我的心中對他不曾懷有怨懟。
The ascetic said:「Although the king treats me like this, but in fact, I feel sorry for him in my heart, just like a loving mother caring for her child, I never had any resentment towards him in my heart.

若我所說真實不虛,我的身體將 即時平復!」當下,行者的身體 真的回復如往昔一樣,毫無損傷。眾人對於其德行,莫不稱歎欽仰。
If what I say is true, my body will resume immediately!」At the moment, the body of the ascetic really returns as before, without damage.Everyone admired his virtue. 省思  Reflection

你們不是常講「忍為高,和為貴」嗎? 凡事以一顆平常心對待,遇見好事也不要太高興,
Don't you often say「Tolerance valuable and harmony is top- priority」?Treat everything with a normal heart, don't be too happy when you meet good things,

遇見壞事也不要灰心,能做到「不以物喜,不以己悲」, 才是一種人生佳境。
don't be discouraged when you meet bad things, To be able to 「not become attached to material things, not to pity oneself 」is a good life. 結論 Conclusion

Learn to look at the strengths of others and change your weaknesses. 二、培養忍辱的功夫,即是通往聖賢的途徑。
Efforts to cultivate patience is the way to the sages.

對不起 請原諒我
I am sorry,please forgive me

謝謝你 我愛你
Thank you and I love you

Grateful for your advice

Happiness is with those who have a contented heart.

Good fortune, happiness, and contentment in life are with those who are always grateful.

Basic homework:

( 1 ) 叩首 Kow - shou
( 2 ) 讀經 Reading Sutra
( 3 ) 運動 Exercise
( 4 ) 持無字真經 Practicing the Heavenly Password

1. 常來佛堂學好禮節
Come to Temple often and learn the etiquette

2. 渡人吃素清口安壇
Propagate Tao , Being vegetarian diet , Make vegetarian vow , Establish Temple

3. 管好自己改變自己
Self - discipline , change ourselves

心若改變 , 態度就會改變
Changing the mind , the attitude will be altered

態度 改變 , 習慣 就會改變
Changing the attitude , the habits will be altered

習慣改變 , 人生就會改變
Changing habits , the life will be altered

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