修法不修心   林钰堂

 

 

弟子有心点醒其亲人
当亲近上师以修自心
奈何彼自绝人外
虽能精勤修法
可惜不懂修心

虽知勤修佛课
却将做人处世另案办理
思虑复杂 乐着人事
多年帮助之友人
一觉不爽便不顾
屡蒙救护之上师
多番猜忌 离间
掌控不遂 即背弃
如斯行径
修法千年万年
依旧停滞私心自是妄为之地狱

修法不修心
诚乃一针见血的警惕
愿习于将佛法与人生另案办理
之学佛者
能因之得益

                     二○一二年三月十一日
                     观音佛诞
                     养和斋    于加州


Practicing Dharma without Change of Heart

 

Yutang Lin

 

 

A disciple wishes to awaken her sibling on that
One should stay near Guru to cultivate one's mind
Alas! That dear one refuses to listen to others
Even though constantly practices Dharma diligently
What a pity that he does not know to cultivate his mind

Even though he knows to sustain practice sessions daily
Nevertheless, how he treats others is quite another matter
Complicated in thinking, and likes to linger in human affairs
Helpful friends of many decades
Can be discarded at once for minor displeasure
Merciful guru who rendered many salvations and helps
Is suspected and disparaged for many times
And renounced as soon as control is found impossible
This kind of behaviors will detain one
Even after practicing Dharma for ten thousand years
Still amid the hell of self-centered righteousness and delusive behaviors

Practicing Dharma without change of heart
What a wise and true to the point warning
May all those Dharma practitioners
Who are used to separate Dharma from daily life behaviors
Accrue genuine benefits through thus awakening

 

Written in Chinese and translated on March 11, 2012
Lunar February 19, Guan Yin's Birthday
El Cerrito, California