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.

2020/12/07 (一)當你有心結時,如何打開之3——當你有所疑惑,沒辦法解答,又不敢問前賢、點傳師的時候,你怎麼辦?從四書五經中找答案。當你的心念有所雜亂的時候,是你被他人所牽引,趕緊二目守玄、緊握三寶、默念字真言,真假自明。不要當錢的奴隸,每當點傳師要你出國辦道的時候,你不要找藉口,你要告訴你自己,眾生需要你的慈悲心挽救。

(一)當你有心結時,如何打開之 (3)

How do you undo the 'knots' in your life

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When you have doubts and are afraid to ask, what shall you do? You can find the answers from The Four Books and Five Classics.

When your thoughts are in confusion due to the influence of others, quick refocus on the portal, recite the Three Treasures, and have a judgment on what is true.

Don't be a slave to money. When the Tao transmitting masters want you to propagate Tao abroad, don't make excuses. You must tell yourself that all sentient beings need your support to save them.


There is a sword master who worships Nirgrantha as his teacher. One day, he was instigated by Nirgrantha,

前往佛陀住處問難佛陀, 欲令佛陀難堪。
and went to the Buddha's residence to question the Buddha, hoping to embarrass the Buddha.

刀師詢問佛陀:「您不是要普渡眾生, 讓一切眾生得安樂,
The swordmaster asked the Buddha, " Don't you want to purify all beings and make all beings happy and at peace?

也常讚歎能讓一切眾生得安樂的人 嗎?那為何您沒有對眾生一視同仁的說法,而只是對一些人詳盡說法,
and often admire those who can make all beings happy and at peace? Then why didn't you treat all beings equally? To some people, you elaborate in detail,

對某些人只是概略性的說法。」 佛陀回答道:「我確實一向以來都在利益一切眾生,
while to others you just make a brief statement." The Buddha replied: " I indeed have always been benefiting to all beings,

and admire those who have benefited all beings." As for why not have I treated everyone equally?

佛陀舉三塊田及三個容器為譬喻。他告訴刀師有三塊田,第一塊肥沃, 第二塊中等,第三塊貧瘠;
The Buddha used three farms and three containers as a metaphor. He told the swordmaster that there are three farms. The first farm is fertile, the second is moderate and the third is barren.

也有三個容器,第一個是完好無缺, 第二個是有些許的裂縫,第三個是不只有裂縫,外觀還有缺損。
There are also three containers. The first one is intact, the second is a little cracked and the third is not only cracked but also shows defects in appearance.

He asked the swordmaster if you want to cultivate and need a container to carry water, which type of farm, and which container would you prioritize?

The swordmaster replied: of course cultivate in the most fertile farm since the rice produced will be relatively richer, and using an intact container, the water will not leak.

Next will be the moderate farm and the container with little cracks. Lastly, the barren farm and the container with cracks and defects.

Buddha went on saying, I would also do in this way for Dharma propagation.

The most fertile farm and/or the intact container is like the Buddhist monk " Bhiksu" and the Buddhist nun " Bhiksuni" who follow me in my practice,

then the moderate fertile farm and cracked container represent my disciples at home.

I always prioritize my preaching among these disciples and teach them with all my efforts. They will also follow my teaching and live peacefully and happily.

最後一塊最貧瘠的田及有裂縫有缺陷的容器就是那些外道異士尼犍子等, 我也樂意為他們散播正法,
The last piece of the most barren farm and the cracked and defective container are those outsiders like Nirgrantha etc. But I'm still happy to propagate Dharma for them.

No matter how much they can listen and absorb, even only one sentence, they can still enjoy the benefits, the peace and happiness brought by that one sentence of Dharma.

Swordmaster, immediately, does not only admire the Buddha's skill in quoting such metaphors but also asked the Buddha for forgiveness for his foolish behavior.

Although the Buddha gave priority to cultivate on fertile farms first, he did not neglect the barren farms or cracked containers.


The Buddha is like a teacher, although he has left, he has left us many examples.

不妨省思我們過去至今吸收了多 少?實踐了多少?已經具足被救渡的條件了嗎?
We might as well review our past and ask ourselves how much we have learned and absorbed so far? How much did we practice and fulfill? Have we already met the requirements for being salvaged?

古人言:大雨平均降下滋潤大地, 然而各類的花草樹木因其根莖 長短不一,所吸收的水份也不同。
An ancient saying: the heavy rainfalls evenly to nourish the earth, however, the absorption of water varies due to the different length of roots of different kinds of flowers and trees.


厚德大帝慈語: 誠其意者勿自欺也,不敢有分毫的欺心,誠心誠意的辦道,
Words of Wisdom by Senior Grand Master Kao: Do not deceive yourself if you are sincere, do not have the will to deceive and propagate Tao in good faith,

誠心誠意的戒慎,越辦越真, 對上天真、對前人真、對眾生真,則是性靈昇華的表徵;
Be sincere and vigilant with all efforts, the more you do it, the truth will be revealed, be true to the heaven, be true to the predecessor, be true to all beings, that is a sign of spiritual sublimation.

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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