成我   林钰堂

 

 

依佛法之教示
要成佛必先证达无我

学佛的人
应该是先已认清此理了
才不会迷失修行的方向

可惜的是
修行的人即使很努力认真
往往遇事的反应
都只顾着
一己的想法 一己的感受 一己的得失
因而所作所为
都在养成自我

成我则必然不会成佛
这是很明白的佛理
修行的人所以会背道而驰
主要的原因便是
我执是一般修行人最大的盲点

希望这样的提点
能帮助真诚的修行人
百尺竿头
更进一步

                      二○一二年十月十四日
                      养和斋    于加州

 

Establishing Self

 

Yutang Lin

 

 

According to Dharma teachings
To attain enlightenment one need to
First of all
Realize the absence of self

A person on the path to enlightenment
Should have recognized this point well in advance
Lest one loses the direction for Dharma practices

And yet what a pity it is that
Dharma practitioners even though sincere and dedicated
When it comes to responding to matters arising
Often they are just mindful of
Personal views, personal feelings and personal gains and losses
Consequently what they do in response
Are all nourishing and cultivating their self

Self established will definitely yield no enlightenment
This is a simple and plain truth according to the Dharma
Dharma practitioners run in the opposite direction of the path
Mainly because
Grasping to self is the biggest blind spot of ordinary practitioners

May this reminder and awakening call
Help sincere and devoted Dharma practitioners
To take one more step
At the top of a hundred-foot pole

 

Written in Chinese and translated on October 14, 2012
El Cerrito, California