佛在这里   林钰堂

通常一个人的想法
都为处境与立场所局限
然而成佛者不论在何时何地
心量都是无限的
只有对众生的慈悯

佛法的修行者
不管目前的处境为何
都可设想
如果佛在这里
他还会被这些想法所局限吗
他会忘了苦难的众生吗

这样一来
可能霍然开朗
不再为自我的窠臼所笼罩
而了悟应当如何行止
方是趋向证悟

                     二○一三年十月十日
                     养和斋   于加州

Buddha is Here

Yutang Lin

Usually a person's views
Are all confined by his circumstances and standpoint
However, an enlightened one
No matter where and when he is at
His mind is boundless
With only compassion for all sentient beings

For a Dharma practitioner
Whatever the current situation he is in
He can ponder on
If Buddha is here
Will he be still confined by all these considerations
Will he forget the sentient beings that are suffering

In this way
It is possible that his mind suddenly opens up
No longer remains wrapped within the old cage of "self"
And comprehends how to act or not to act
So as to make progress toward full enlightenment

 

October 10, 2013
El Cerrito, California