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.

2020/11/08 正精進之3——濟公活佛慈語:徒兒們願不願意來參加「諍友活動」?每個人至少找三個在自己做得不圓滿時,能夠來規勸、提醒我的人,大家一起來推行「諍友活動」好不好?為什麼呢?一般人啊,很容易被墮性與自尊給托著走。錯了,不願意承認,不敢面對,不願意改過。情願明天再說,慢慢來,找藉口找台階下,是不是?你有足夠的勇氣可以接受同修好友的勸諫嗎?為什麼說修道要三不離?朋交有損友、益友,不論損益,重要的是你要有自我鞭策、不斷提昇的向上心,那麼損友益友都是值得學習的好對象。要知道,每個人都有其優缺點,徒兒要先肯定、發揮自己的優點,進而協助他人也肯定、發揮自己的優點,時時抱著學習的心,對自己瞭解多了,對眾生也能幫得廣、助得多。

正精進之 (3)

Positive progressive learning and practice

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濟公活佛慈語:徒兒們願不願意來參加「諍友活動」?每個人至少找三個在自己做得不圓滿時,能夠來規勸、提醒我的人, 大家一起來推行「諍友活動」好不好?
Disciples, are you willing to find three friends that will speak frankly about you're shortcomings, and remind you of them? Let's all find such friends together shall we?

為什麼呢?一般人啊,很容易被墮性與自尊給托著走。錯了,不願意承認,不敢面對,不願意改過。情願明天再說, 慢慢來,找藉口找台階下,是不是?
Why should we do this? People are easily influenced by laziness and ego. When they are wrong, they are not willing to admit and change, but rather procrastinate and make excuses, isn't that right?

Do you have the courage to accept the criticism from friends and fellow cultivators? Why do we say that we should not distance ourselves from the three things when cultivating Tao?

朋友有損友、益友,不論損益, 重要的是你要有自我鞭策、不斷提昇的向上心,那麼損友益友都是值得學習的好對象。
There are good and bad friends, but despite the fact, the important point is that you are determined and consistently work hard to improve yourself. In such a way, whether your friends are good or bad, they are all worthy partners to learn from.

要知道,每個人都有其優缺點, 徒兒要先肯定、發揮自己的優點, 進而協助他人也肯定、發揮自己的優點,時時抱著學習的心,對自己瞭解多了,對眾生也能幫得廣、助得多。
You must know that everyone has their good and bad. You must first have confidence in exceling your strengths, then help others excel in theirs. Always have a learning attitude; the more you understand yourself the more you can help others.

論語學而篇曾子:「吾日三省吾身:為人謀而不忠乎?與朋友交而不信乎? 傳不習乎?」
Zeng Zi: " I examine myself daily on 3 critical points: Have I been disloyal or unfaithful to others? Been untruthful to my friends? Been critical or dismissal other people's knowledge or idea?"

Zeng Zi's " Critical examination on 3 points" reflects on two aspects:
1) Self cultivation
2) how we treat others.

Honesty and trustworthiness reflect a person's personality, bright or otherwise, neither deceiving others or own self. Do our utmost for others is the basic or fundamental principle in human morality.

In ancient China," Daily critical self-examination on 3 points" was used as the basic foundation by the Confucian scholar.

Socrates once said: " my greatest wisdom is knowing my own ignorance"

Franklin of the United States of America also once said: " Human commits crimes, those who repent are god and those who do not change are demons."

Everyone knows how to reflect on their past mistakes, but those who can frequently reflect on themselves must possess a special noble and refined personality.

This principle has always stayed the same from ancient times to now. The difference is the manners and morals are now diverse and confused. Our hearts are easily swayed or driven by status and profits. If we fail to examine ourselves, we will easily lose our true- selves.

Hold fast to your kind and noble heart at any time, you are not only able to help others, but also help yourself.

Self-cultivation is not done for just one moment, rather it should be done every day so that it is connected deeply in our life.

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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