如何修习圆融三德 林钰堂

智,不只是对佛法空性、缘起理论的瞭解,更要有无执的行履。悲,要从对众生处境的观察以及从事佛法的服务中长养。真正完全投入佛法的修习及服务,智悲自然逐渐圆融发展,因为只是有情一体之两面,在理念上可以分述,在实际上无从分割。

至于力,是智悲合和所发挥之作用。随智悲之逐渐圆熟,而愈见彰现。

三德本自圆融一体。至于在行者之身语意中,此三德如何能逐渐显示,就看菩提心是否彻底真实,以及行持是否依循菩提正道。最好的长养方法是彻底出离并依止具德上师,完全投入修行及佛法之服务。

若想多看论述,可参阅拙作中关于「圆融」之作品。就实修而言,则重点不在多读,而在早日完全投入修行。


                     二○○九年九月五日
                     应弟子敬行之请而略述
                     养和斋   于加州


How to Practice Unification of Three Virtues Yutang Lin

In Buddhism wisdom, compassion and power are referred to as the Three Virtues (of a Bodhisattva or Buddha).

Wisdom is not just comprehension of Buddhist theories on Blank Essence and Conditional Arising, but involves deeds of renouncing grasping. Compassion need to be cultivated through observation on sentient beings' situations and participation in Dharma services. Actually and completely devoted oneself to Dharma practices and services, then wisdom and compassion naturally will gradually develop in harmonization in one, because they are two aspects of one as a sentient being, even though they can be mentioned separately, in reality there is no way to separate them.

As to power, it is the function of wisdom and compassion in unification. As wisdom and compassion gradually become more mature and harmonized in one, power also becomes more prominent.

Three virtues are originally in harmonious oneness. As to how the three virtues could gradually become noticeable in the body, speech and mind of a Dharma practitioner, it all depends on whether one's Bodhi aspiration is genuine and thorough, and whether one's practices and deeds are in accordance with the right path of Bodhi. The best approach to cultivate the unification of the three virtues is to renounce worldly ways completely and to stay under the guidance of a virtuous Guru so as to engage in Dharma practices and services whole-heartedly.

If interested in more theoretical discussions, among my works those on "Great Harmony" may be referred to. But for actual practices, the point is not to read much, but to engage completely in Dharma practices sooner.


Upon request from disciple Jing Xing
Written in Chinese and translated on September 5, 2009
El Cerrito, California


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