足量   林钰堂

 

 

饮食要到相当份量才觉饱足
煮水要到相当热度才会沸腾
运动要到一定阶段才会出汗
每天的锻鍊要到一个程度才会身轻体健
修行的功课要到纯熟才会见到功效

到甚么时候、程度、份量才是足够
要靠个人努力和摸索才会知道
要达到相当火候、成绩、功效
必不可少的是持续的努力

身体的保健
精神上的提升
以及以慈悲的心态来修行和从事佛法的服务
都要了解「足量」的意义
不要以小小的尝试充做自满的藉口
要努力投入,持续累积努力
才能真正达到足量的成效
使所有的努力与付出成为是真正值得的


 

                     二○一一年九月廿五日
                                                                                 养和斋    于加州


 

Sufficient Amount

 

Yutang Lin

 

Taking food and drink to certain amount, and only then will one feel satisfied
Heating water to certain temperature, and only then will it boil
Exercising to a certain stage, and only then will one sweat
Daily exercises need to maintain a certain amount for the body to feel light and healthy
Dharma practices need to be internalized for some spiritual results to become apparent

To what degree, amount and when will it become sufficient
Takes personal efforts and groping to gradually find out
To reach certain maturity, results and effects
Indispensable is one's continuous endeavors

Sustenance of personal health and well-being
Elevation of one's spiritual levels
And engaging in Dharma practices and services with a compassionate attitude
All need be accomplished with comprehension of the meaning of "sufficient amount";
Do not use small attempts as justification for complacency
Fully devoted in your endeavors, and continuously accumulate your efforts
Only then will you be able to really reach the effects of sufficient amount
And render all your efforts and sacrifices genuinely worthwhile


Written in Chinese and translated on September 25, 2011
El Cerrito, California

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