器量 林钰堂


佛法指向无限
行者各有器量
修行的重点
 在于扩展器量
   趋向无限

器量是可见而不易自觉的
一般的指标是
  局于成见而自是
  思虑偏差全不觉
  善于责人缺自省
  说渡众生计眼前

开展器量靠当人自己努力
旁人只能指点一二? 随缘点拨
至于能否拨动
  全看修行者是否了悟
       是否有心开展了

希求佛果
欲证明空 空乐
却少自省
  自心不空 那来空乐 明空
先由自限于思量中超脱
才谈得上其余呢

         二年十二月卅一日
         养和斋     于加州

 

器量 Capacity

 

 


Capacity

Yutang Lin

Buddha Dharma points toward boundlessness
Each practitioner is of various individual capacities
The key point of Dharma practices lies in
    Expanding one's capacities
    Toward boundlessness

Capacities are recognizable and yet not easy to be self-aware of
Common indicators are
    Confined by fixed views and be self-righteous about it
    Thinking in biased and erroneous ways without awareness
    Good at scolding others but lack of self reflection
    Preaching salvation of all beings and yet concerned with only a few

Expansion of one's capacity depends on one's own efforts
Others can only indicate here and there
    Depending on the circumstances being appropriate or not
As to the results of such incidents of advice
    It all depends on if the practitioner has comprehended it
    And if the practitioner is sincere in such expansion

Aspiring toward Buddha fruits
To attain and realize the union of Brightness and Sunyata, of Sunyata and Bliss
And yet seldom reflects on oneself to see that
    When one's mind is not blank, how could there be
    The union of Sunyata and Bliss, of Brightness and Sunyata
First one needs to transcend self-limitation in entangling thoughts
Only then can one wish for the remaining attainments

Written in Chinese and translated on December 31, 2010
El Cerrito, California

 

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