顶石救佛

林钰堂

巨石飞来以头顶,不惧伤亡护佛陀!
若非无我珍慧命,岂能应变不顾身?

 

每日皆以清水敬沐毗沙门天王塑像之头顶,以示对彼当年为护佛陀,应变而以头顶开魔所掷来之巨石,因之后遗之伤痛,加以抚慰,藉表敬重及申愿效法。如斯已行之多年矣!

今日在做日课时,持彼长咒,细思此事迹,更增领会;不由造赞,咏叹圣德!

 

二○一八年十月十四日
养和斋    于加州

 

Saving Buddha by a Header

Yutang Lin

As a huge rock flew toward Buddha, Vaisravana made a header;
To protect the Buddha, he is fearless about his own hurt or death.
Unless one is selfless and treasures Wisdom Life,
How could one respond to emergency in disregard to one’s own body?

 

Comment:

Daily I rinse the top of a small statue of the Heavenly King Vaisravana with clean water to comfort his headache left over from his brave deed when he made a header against a huge rock which was thrown toward Buddha by a devil. And thereby to pay respect to Him and to express a wish to follow his example. In this way I have practiced for years already.

Today during my daily recitation of mantras, while reciting his long mantra I thought of this great deed of his and gained deeper appreciation of its significance, and hence, I couldn′t help but to compose this praise to express my admiration to his holy characters!

 

Written in Chinese and translated into English on October 14, 2018
El Cerrito, California

 

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