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.


(三)了愿才能了苦,了苦就能了罪之 (2)

Fulfill your vows to end your suffering which will then allow you to end your sins and guilt

Everyone comes from the heavens with their own vows.

為師不怪你來到人世間迷失了自己, 忘記了誓愿,可是一旦你進入佛門, 擔了神聖的職任,
As a teacher, I don't blame you for coming to the world and losing yourself and forgetting your vows. Once you joined Buddhism and assume a sacred position.

為師就不得不再提醒你們啊!要知道,你一人墜、萬人墜, 九玄七祖皆遭殃啊!
As a teacher, I will remind you all again! as you know, if you fall, tens of thousands of people and their Nine generations of descendants will also fall with you.

不要以為你一個人事小, 只不過是造了小惡、小過,
Do not think it is insignificant just because you alone committed a small crime. You must appreciate:

“Small drops of water that may appear tiny and slight, gradually with produce significant impact” Do you understand?


One day, the Buddha disciple Luo Hou Luo, with fifty novice monks,

聽聞佛陀講述波斯匿王的皇后與 五位扇提羅石女侍從之間的宿世罪報因緣。
heard that the Buddha talked about the cause of the past sins between the queen of the Persian King and the five female servants of Shanti Lou stone.

The new novice monks were greatly worried. They bowed to Buddha and said, "The Great one! We were terrified when we heard about the cause of the stone girl's previous life. Sariputra monk has great wisdom and merit,

and it is worth it for the whole country to offer him delicious and delicacies food, but we are new novice monks like a new child, who has no merit or wisdom but still can receive delicious food from laymen.

將來也要像扇提羅石女一樣, 以苦力償還信施。
In the future, I need to repay my faith with hard work, just like Shanti Luo stone girl.

Thinking of the suffering in the next life, I feel very anxious. To request earnestly merciful from Buddha, let us give up our precepts and to avoid future sins.

At that time, the Great one told Luo Hou Luo: now you want to return to normal life because you are afraid of sins. That is not the real way to get away from suffering.

For example, two people have been hungry for a long time, and suddenly there is a good man who gives them delicious food.

一時暴飲暴食消化不良。 這兩位饑民,一人聰明智巧, 一人則昏昧愚癡。
At that time, they were overeating and hard to digest. Among the two of them, One is intelligent and has good knowledge, and the other is ignorant and foolish.

The intelligent hungry people know that overeating will make the body bloated and hiccup frequently.

He immediately sought a brilliant doctor to diagnose and treat his illness after the consultation doctor provided medicine to the symptoms

讓他服藥之後吐出腹中難以消化的 積食,
to the symptoms and asked him to vomit out the indigestible food in his stomach after taking medication.

再令他取火暖身,配合起居作息和節 制飲食,如此免除病苦,常保健康長壽。
Then let him keep his body warm awhile. He has to get enough rest and have a healthy diet to avoid illness and suffering and maintain health and longevity.

至於那位愚昧的饑民,不知是飲食過量而引起種種不適,還以為是鬼魅作 祟,所以殺生祭祀鬼神,
As for the other ignorant hungry people, he does not know that overeating can cause body bloated and discomfort, and he thought it was ghosts and evil spirits who cause it,

and he prays for the blessing only. The indigestible foods grow harmful bacteria in the stomach, which worsens the condition and died, and then he fell into the hell road.

佛陀進一步開示羅睺羅:「你現在 因為畏怯罪苦而想要還俗回家,就像是那位無知愚昧的饑民一樣。
The Buddha further taught Luo Hou Luo: "now you want to return home because of your fear of sin and suffering, just like that ignorant hungry people.

你有宿世修行的善根福德, 今生才能隨佛出家,
In the previous life of your cultivation, good virtues, and merits. Then in this life, you can follow Buddha's teaching and become a monk,

而佛陀正如同那位明醫能夠解除 你的苦患而免於一死。
the Buddha just like the brilliant doctor who can relieve your suffering and save you from death.

為何你要捨棄光明的正道, 選擇黑闇的險路呢?」
Why should you give up the right path of light and choose the danger of darkness?”

聽聞佛陀的教誨之後,仍然存有一些疑惑的羅睺羅問道:「世尊!諸佛 智慧有如大海一般深廣,
After hearing the Buddha teaching, Lou Hou Luo still had some doubts and asked: " The Great one! The buddha's wisdom is as deep and wide as a sea,

buddha's wisdom is as deep and wide as a sea, But our minds are as small as the slightest. How can we accept and maintain faith in the wisdom of the Tathagata?"

佛陀告訴羅睺羅:「正如天降 大雨,每一滴雨水都微不足道, 但匯集每滴雨水能逐漸充盈。
The Buddha told Luo Hou Luo: " just like heavy rain from the sky, every drop of rain is insignificant, but every drop of rain can be gradually filled and the wisdom of practicing.

修習佛法的智慧也是同樣的道理, 從開始時的微少無知,終將成為 盛滿甘露的大法器,
Buddha is the same as well. From the beginning of ignorance, it will eventually become the great dharma full of nectar.

If it is filled with infinite Dharma teaching, it will be benefiting own self and also others. Just ask the Buddha to use the water Dharma to moisten all beings."


故事中,佛陀以飢餓人為喻, 化導羅睺羅等確立修行之正見。
In the story, the Buddha used the hungry people as an example, and Buddha leads Luo Hou Luo to establish the right view of cultivation.

The right view is like an eye; it leads the cultivator not to take the wrong path or long way.

We not only received Tao but also need to guide others. All because of our past merits and good virtues, we should feel cherished and implement cultivation.


Be careful of affected thoughts that arise; if you have bad thoughts in your mind,

不但會造成長期的煩惱, 也可能是一生的障礙。
it will cause long-term troubles and will be an obstacle in your lifetime.

Any achievement comes from tiny things and behaviors in life, and it's accumulated over time.

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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