一言蔽之   林钰堂

 

 

弟子药恩问说
有没有一句话可以指导修行到成佛
回示
体会无常

了解无常 易于放下执着
感受无常 转为精进修行
体会无常 可能了悟无我

     无执无我又精进
     自然清明开阔
     易于趋入本净

无常不仅是入佛之门,亦是修佛之明灯,更是成佛之体验。

                      二○一二年九月廿六日
                      养和斋    于加州

 

Teaching in One Phrase

 

Yutang Lin

 

 

Disciple Yao En (Medicine Guru Buddha's Grace) asked
Is there a phrase that can guide one on the path till full enlightenment
Replied
Realizing impermanence

Comprehending impermanence
   Easier to let go of grasping
Feeling impermanence
   One turned to practice Dharma diligently
Realizing impermanence
It is possible to comprehend selflessness

    Free from grasping
    Free from self-centeredness
    And practicing Dharma diligently
    Mind naturally becomes clear and open
    And hence readily merging into original purity

Impermanence is not only the entrance to the Buddha path
But also a bright lamp shinning upon the practice path
And even more so a realization of full enlightenment

 

Note:
The Dharma name Yao En was given because the disciple asked for refuge right after a fire puja to Medicine Guru Buddha had been performed.

 

Written in Chinese and translated on September 26, 2012
El Cerrito, California