超越的应对   林钰堂

 

 

一般的应对
为自我的成见所限
难以体会及顾及对方
往往只顺自己的性情
即使学佛者
所求所作也多是但愿如意

从一己出发是不可能达到解脱的

佛道的修行
在生活中的与人应对
应该依佛法来
视对方为佛或众生
而自己的应对
则依法恭敬承事或悲悯化导

若能实践这样的
超越一己的应对于生活中
便能在生活中渐渐进步
而走出「自我缠缚」的老套

 

                 二○一五年五月四日
                 养和斋   于加州

 

 

Responding in Transcendence

Yutang Lin

 

Ordinarily people's responses
Are limited by personal preconceptions
And thus could hardly be sensitive to
        and taking into considerations
        others' feelings and interests
Often people act out only according to their own feelings
Even for those learning the Buddha's way
What they seek and what they do are mostly just to fulfill their own wishes

Acting out of one's self-interests can never attain emancipation

Practicing the Buddha's way
While responding to others in daily life
Should be in concord with Dharma teachings
Regarding others as Buddhas or sentient beings
And thus one's responses should be, according to the Dharma,
Either in respectful attendance or compassionate guidance

If one can practice in daily life such responding to others
Transcending self-centered limitations and considerations
Then one will be able to advance on the enlightenment path
Gradually through daily life experiences
And walk out from the old circle of self-entanglements

 

Written in Chinese and translated on May 4, 2015
El Cerrito, California

 

 

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