法名   林钰堂

 

 

为了方便众生深入佛法
凡是求皈依的我都接受
但是皈依之后常来亲近或深入的都少
所以没有都给法号
而是只给提请者法名

给法名的意义
主要是提醒弟子
不再认同原先世俗间的个人
而要从佛法中新生
基于菩提心
致力于长养自身成为法器
将来能自渡并兼及渡众

希望已得法名的弟子们
都会珍惜此中的深心与寓意
早点放舍原先世俗的自我意念
而学习从佛法来看一切事情
然后才能达到完整的蜕变
不辜负佛法的教恩

                     二○一五年七月十一日
                     养和斋    于加州

 

 

Dharma Names

Yutang Lin

 

To facilitate sentient beings in their entering deeply into Dharma
All who asked for refuge are accepted by me
Nevertheless, after having taken refuge through me
Only few have come to visit often or entered deeply into Dharma
Hence, in general, I don't give out Dharma names to disciples
But grant it only upon individual requests

The significance of bestowing a Dharma name
Is mainly to remind the disciple
No longer to identify with the previous worldly individual
But to reborn in Dharma
Based on Bodhicitta
To endeavor in cultivating oneself into a Dharma instrument
So that in the future
One will be able to liberate oneself from Samsara
And also to help other beings to attain enlightenment

May all disciples who have received Dharma names
Comprehend and appreciate the profound intention and meaning therein
And thereby renounce sooner the previous worldly self-centered views
So as to learn to consider all matters in light of the Dharma
Only then will one be able to achieve complete transformation
And not to become unworthy of the grace of Dharma teachings

 

Written in Chinese on July 11, 2015
Translated into English on July 12, 2015
El Cerrito, California

 

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