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.


(五)拋開推拖、怠慢的心之 (1)

Get rid of the slack and leisure attitude in life

濟公活佛慈語:有的人修道心態只想過逍遙自在的生活, 將辦道變成副業慢慢來,
Some people cultivate Tao with leisure and a carefree attitude. They treat Tao cultivation as if it is only their side occupation that can be done leisurely.

以修道為主, 辦道為輔。現在什麼時候了, 還不知道天時緊急, 不知道要趕緊多救一些人, 有沒有?
They treat Tao cultivation as their priority and Tao propagation as a compliment. They are quite oblivious to the current time we live in and unaware of the sense of urgency in saving a few more people.

玩的時候可以盡情的玩, 但到了該辦佛事的時候還是應以佛事為重, 做該做的事, 才是重要。
We play when it is time to play but when it is time to do God's work, we must make this a priority. We must carry out our duties and responsibilities and this is the most important thing.

你們現在的努力為的是什麼?不就是為了要「顧佛祖也顧肚子」嗎? 你們現在努力的做凡事,
Why do we work hard these days? Is it not because we need to do God's work first and then cultivate adequately ourselves? Instead, we work hard doing everyday and simple things.

就是希望現在的生活可以過得好一點, 而做聖事是不是為了自己的將來?
Hoping to lead a better life. On the other hand, isn't performing God's work is about securing our future?

Have we ever asked ourselves just how long more can we live? This is something that cannot be predicted, is it not true? Assuming at the end of the days, only the very outstanding ones will pass and be selected to serve in heaven.

三千六百聖、四萬八千賢, 很巧被你們都考上了, 那時候有多久, 一萬零八百年是不是?
There will be places for three thousand six hundred saints, forty-eight thousand worthy or virtuous persons, and assuming all of us will be selected, this process will be completed in 10, 800 years, is it not?

所以你們是為了將來而做的。現在要做的是「重聖輕凡」這件事, 而不是永遠都做「先顧肚子再顧佛祖」的事。
This is why we are all working for our future. Now is the time we do more importance in God's work instead of ordinary everyday tasks. We cannot forever be cultivating ourselves first and do God's work second.

能不能做到, 關鍵就在你願不願意去做而已!
Whether we are able to achieve this or not depends on our willingness to do so.

所以不是仙佛救不救你們, 而是你們要不要讓仙佛救的問題, 對不對?
So it isn't a matter of whether Saints and Buddhas are going to save us, rather it depends on whether we are willing to be saved by them. Is this not correct?

Take good care of your heart.

凡心無始劫以來, 無明遮蔽, 意念紛飛, 識心分別, 妄想執著,
In the beginning, our ordinary heart was pure and uncontaminated. It then became hidden by ignorance and delusion, our thoughts and ideas dispersed, our knowledge differentiated and divided, wishful thinking and vain hope made us selfish and stubborn.

怎能一時無障礙呢?若要探究本心, 當求妄念止息, 不受昏沈散亂所干擾,
Is it possible that we can be free of life's obstacles or impediments? If you want to achieve this, you must search deep into your original self-conscience, stop wishful thoughts, do not be confused and distracted by shadowy dreams and desires.

只要如實觀照, 定有見性之期。若自覺無障, 則道心不進, 道業不成, 所學必是躐等不實。
If we can observe and adhere to the Truth, we will find our True- Self in due course. If you feel that there is no obstacle in your life, but you do not follow the principles of Tao, do not carry out your Tao duties and responsibilities, all that you have learned and achieved are untrue.

省思:時光在走, 世事在變, 人一天一天也在變, 所以不能讓時光改變你的心。
Time is marching by, world affairs are evolving and changing, people too are changing day by day, this is why it is important not to allow the passing of time to influence and change our True conscience.

你們的道心是恆久不能變的, 是不是?心變了就危險, Our feelings for Tao can never be changed, is it not so ?
There are grave consequences when our hearts are being influenced and changed.

身邊不是魔就是佛, 你心存佛心, 仙佛就接近你, 你心存魔念, 魔就接近你,
We are surrounded by either demons or Buddhas. If our hearts co-exist with buddhas heart, Buddhas will be with us. If our heart contains a demon's thoughts, then the demon will approach us.

所以有倒考, 你們愈倒就愈考, 所以魔由自召。
There is therefore a so-called Failure Test. The more we fall, the more we will be tested. We are therefore the ones who attract obstacles and demons in our lives.

結論:厚德大帝慈語: 回鄉的路上, 有多少岐途, 真是一片烏雲遮谷口, 多少歸人空磋跎。
Words of wisdom by Senior Grand Master Kao: The road back to where we originally came from is full of obstacles and challenges. It is like a dark cloud covering an exit. Many tried, stumbled, and failed to succeed.

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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