反观   林钰堂

佛法目的在消弭「我执」
修法大多属于对治
  因此从「我」修起
  也就难以离开「我执」

从一向习惯的「我」
要开展到无限的法界
谈何容易

或许可以反过来观想
了达本来无限之法身
丝毫不受小小「自我」之牵制
如如不动
由法身观此微不足道之「我」
只是如泡沫之妄执
无需对治 无足挂齿
岂真有踪迹可寻

                     二○一三年十月四日
                     养和斋   于加州

 

Reverse Visualization

Yutang Lin

The goal of Dharma is to reduce and eliminate grasping to "self"
Most Dharma practices are counter-ways to this grasping
   And hence they begin with aiming at the "self"
   Thereby it becomes difficult to stay away from "self"

From the "self" that one is so used to grasping onto
To open up and expand to the boundless Dharmadhatu
Surely it is easier said than done

Perhaps one may reverse the visualization as follows
Comprehending that the Dharmakaya that is originally boundless
Cannot be affected in the least by the tiny bitty "self"
And remains as it is forever and ever
From the Dharmakaya's point of view
This tiny and insignificant "self" is merely
A deluded grasping that is like a bubble
No need to counteract
Not worthy of mentioning
How could it indeed have traces to follow

 

October 4, 2013
El Cerrito, California