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 enters your conscience and clearly heard.

2020/11/28 心平何勞持戒,行直何用修禪;菩提只心覓,何勞向外求玄。 (一)以戒為師,不致放逸之1——濟公活佛慈語:戒律要守,就不是做給人家看的,而是做給自己看。你們修道是圖個表面功夫而已嗎?別人看得到的界限,就做得戰戰兢兢,別人看不到的地方,就鬆懈得很,這就是表面功夫,對不對?戒律要好就要謹言,一個默語戒都守不好了,更何況其它的戒律!火候、愿行要怎麼行啊?火候不煉,心念就更難守了喔!

(一)以戒為師 不致放逸之 (1)

Adopt ethical precepts and disciplines on self-restraint as our principal guide and do not retreat or give up at ease。

濟公活佛:心平何勞持戒,行直何用修禪; 菩提只向心覓,何勞向外求玄。
If the heart is calm , there will not be a need to work hard to maintain these ethical precepts。 When our conducts are just and right, there is no need to meditate。 Bodhi is in our hearts and so why seek blessings elsewhere?

Laws of ethical precepts and principles relating to self-restraint must be observed。 We do not do this to impress others but we do it for our own benefits。 When you cultivate in Tao, do you do it superficially?

別人看得到的界限,就做得戰戰競競, 別人看不到的地方,就鬆懈得很, 這就是表面功夫,對不對?
When things can be seen, we fight and compete to perform。 When they are hidden , we become slack and careless。 This is an example of a superficial behavior , is not correct?。

To be able to uphold the laws of ethical precepts and principles on self-restraint , we must act and speak cautiously and discreetly in our words and deeds。 If we cannot even achieve this, how can we then able to observe the other precepts and principles。

火候、愿行要怎麼行啊?火候不煉, 心念就更難守了喔!
If we cannot even maintain our cool and temperament, how do we propose to carry out our vow? If we do not practice self-restraint , it will be even more difficult to guard against other thoughts and desires。


佛陀時代,有二個比丘。一日, 聽說佛陀在舍衛國演說妙法, 便相約前去聽佛陀開示法要。
During the Buddha, there were two monks。 One day they overheard the Buddha was going to give a lecture and they both decided to attend。

They set off with only a few personal belongings。

烈日下,揮汗如雨的疾行,走著走著,覺得口乾舌躁,但路上卻沒有半點水源,二人耐著口渴, 繼續往前走……
The weather was hot and the bot was sweating profusely。 They felt thirsty but there was no sign of any water source anywhere。 Both persevered and continued on with their journey。

二人走得筋疲力竭,突然眼前一亮! 一口井就在前面不遠處! 二人宛如沙漠逢甘霖,前去汲水。
They were tired and exhausted and suddenly they saw a well not far away。 The feeling was like receiving good rain after a long drought。 They walked towards the well for some water。

When they drew the water out of the well, they found insects in the water。 One of the monks ignored this and hurriedly drank the water while the other stood silently by the well。

喝了水的比丘見狀就問:「你不也很渴嗎?為什麼不喝呢?」這位比丘答道:「佛陀有制戒,水中 有蟲不得飲用,飲了即犯殺戒。」After drinking the water the monk asked the other";Are you not thirsty?Why don't you drink the water?";。 The monk replied:";According to the Buddha's precept, we cannot drink the water that has insects in it, doing so will mean we commit killing";

The monk who drank the water replied:"; I advise you to drink the water before you die of thirst, otherwise you will not have a chance to even meet the Buddha, let alone listening to his teaching";。

After listening to the advice, the monk replied"; I would rather die of thirst than to break Buddha's precepts";。This monk eventually died of thirst。

However, because of his virtue and merits in not breaking the precepts, his spirit ascended to heaven and reached the Buddha。 The Buddha spoke to him and he eventually received the Dharma Eye。

喝了水的比丘獨自一人繼續趕路,直到隔日才來到佛所,一見佛陀, 立刻五體投地的至誠禮拜。
The monk who drank the water continued on with his journey and reach his destination the next day。He immediately paid his highest respect to Buddha。

With his spiritual power and great wisdom, Buddha knew what had happened when he asked the monk";where did you come from and did you travel with any companion?";

比丘即把路上發生的事稟告佛陀,佛即呵斥說:「你這個愚癡的人! 你雖然現在眼睛見到了佛,
The monk told the Buddha what had happened and Buddha said "; you foolish person, although you see the Buddha in front of you,

But you haven't really seen the Buddha。 Your deceased companion was one step ahead of you and he had already been to see me";

佛陀更進一步說:「如果有比丘放逸懈怠,雖與我同住在一起,也能常常見到我, 但我卻不曾見這樣的比丘;
The Buddha said further";if there are monks that are so slack and at ease, even if they live with me and see me often, it will be like I have never seen them before";

If there are monks who may be thousands of miles away from me but, work diligently and never give up,and even though we are thousands of miles apart,

而這樣的比丘卻能常常見到佛, 而佛也常常得見比丘。」
These monks will be able to see me often and I see them often as well。


1。A Tao practitioner must always use and observe Buddha's precepts and use them to check on his action and thoughts。

二、戒律只是「勤」和「滅」; 即勤行戒、定、慧,滅息貪、瞋、癡。
2。The Buddha's precepts are ";Diligent"; or ";Extinguish"; Diligently in :Abstinence,Decision, Wisdom。 Eliminating: Greed , Anger and Foolishness。

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

♦︎ 如何懺悔迴向 (1)
作揖,跪,求明明上帝慈悲十叩首,求諸天神聖慈悲五叩首,餘蘊 (信士) ○○○ 虔心跪在老母蓮前,跪求老母大慈大悲諸佛菩薩護持;凡人六萬年來,今生今世因一切的無明造作,傷害了身旁很多的人、動物、四生六道的眾生,讓你們身心靈,痛苦煎熬,一切都是我的錯,我在老母蓮前,向你們懺悔求饒,請你們原諒我,並護持我,讓我身體健康平安的修辦道、財施、法施、無畏施、三施並進,並將所做的一切功德,都迴向給你們,讓我們共沾天恩師德,將我們的惡緣化做善緣,並在佛光普照,佛力的加持下,大家一起離苦得樂,往生淨土。求明明上帝慈悲一千叩首。

♦︎ 如何懺悔迴向 (2)

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