眷顾因缘   林钰堂

 

 

因缘循因果法则决定一切
一般遇事希求佛菩萨眷顾
令困境得解 所求满愿
佛心平等欲究竟饶益一切众生
亦无从偏私芸芸众生之任一位                     

一般为私心所限
只求速利 而未思及
一己有何福德因缘
可冀善果
往往反怨佛法不灵 菩萨少慈

修行佛法者
若能不顾自心所偏好偏恶之一切
一心修法弘法 长远不懈
佛眼视之
即成可助众生得佛法助益及究竟解脱之法器
若不加以眷顾护持
则不能多多利益众生
因此不待祈请
自然全力周密护佑
令法器安稳 所作成办

为一己而求圣众眷顾
往往因为因缘不具足而失望
不顾己而专志于佛事
反而不需用心自然常在圣众之眷顾中

                     二○一四年三月五日
                     养和斋   于加州

 

 

Causal Conditions for Favors

 

Yutang Lin

 

 

According to causal laws causal conditions determine all matters
Ordinarily as matters arise people seek Buddhas' and Boddhisattvas' favors
So that their perplexities be resolved and wishes fulfilled
Buddha's mind intends to benefit all beings equally and ultimately
Nevertheless unless causal conditions are sufficient and matching
No way to prefer and favor anyone among the multitude of all beings

Ordinarily people are confined by self-centeredness
Only seeking fast profits without considering
What meritorious causal conditions dose one possess
To expect beneficial fruits
Often on the contrary
They blame Dharma as ineffectual
And Bodhisattvas as lack of mercy

If a Dharma practitioner can
Not taking into consideration all one's preferences and prejudices
Instead single-mindedly and whole-heartedly engage in
Dharma practices and propagations
For a life-long time without slack
In eyes of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
That constitutes a Dharma instrument capable of
Helping beings to gain benefits through Dharma and reach ultimate liberation
If such a practitioner is not well looked after and taken care of
Then it will not be possible to benefit more sentient beings in many ways
Therefore without waiting for supplications
Naturally they will do their best to safeguard and preserve such a practitioner
So that a Dharma instrument can function well to benefit all

Seeking holy beings' favors for personal matters
Often will result in dismay due to lack of sufficient causal conditions
Devoting oneself only into Dharma practices and services despite selfish considerations
Will on the contrary render one to abide constantly and naturally
In the favors of all holy beings

 

Written in Chinese and translated on March 5, 2014
El Cerrito, California