对死亡的恐惧   林钰堂

 

 

一位佛友问我,年逾七十,会不会对死亡有恐惧?

我回说,死亡只是离开这个身体,没什么;可怕的是被业障牵制,不能超脱轮迴之苦。有这样的瞭解的人,应该致力于净除业障;而能彻底清净业障的只有修行佛法。

活着的人都是不知何时会死;求超脱轮迴的人,需要把握目前,投入修行。

 

二○一九年二月六日
养和斋   于加州

 

Fear of Death


Yutang Lin

 

A Dharma friend asked me, now that you are over 70, do you have fear of death?

I replied, death is only leaving this body, no big deal; what is worth fearful of is that one is controlled by karmic hindrances that one cannot escape sufferings of transmigration in the six realms. For people who understand life and death in this light, they should endeavor to purify their karmic hindrances; and the only way to thoroughly purify karmic hindrances is through engaging in Dharma practices.

People who are living do not know when death will come; for those who seek emancipation from sufferings of transmigration in the six realms, they need to seize the present moment and devote themselves to Dharma practices.

 

February 6, 2019
El Cerrito, California