一生佛课  林钰堂

 

从开始读佛书到现在,我已经在学佛的道路上走了45年了。直到现在我还继续在体会着每日佛课不断的益处。所以写下此篇,来劝告学佛大众,最好能持续每日佛课,一生不断。

我们在世间,心地的尘虑堆积太多,层层覆盖。每日佛课,可比喻成一种打扫,一天只能清理一点点;所以,短期间不易觉察效果。若能持续不断,长远之后,便会显得不同。若能持续每日佛课,一生不断,行者便会逐渐体会,无以言喻的宁静和安定。

希望这篇「老生常谈」能给在做每日佛课的佛友们有些鼓励的推动力!

 

                     二○一九年二月四日
                     养和斋   于加州

 

 

Dharma Practice for Life

 

Yutang Lin

 

Since I started to study Dharma books until now, I have been proceeding on the path to enlightenment for 45 years. Up till now I am still continuing to appreciate more and more the benefits of doing Dharma practices daily without breaks. Therefore, I wrote down this short essay as an offering of advice to Buddhists, to remind all that it would be best to sustain one′s daily Dharma practices for the entire life-time.

While we live in the world, too much worldly considerations accumulated in our minds, and they piled up layers over layers. Engaging in Dharma practices daily is like a sort of clean up, and one can only clean up a bit each day; hence, it is not easy to notice its effects within a short period. If one can sustain it without breaks, then in the long run the differences will become obvious. If one can sustain Dharma practices daily for the entire life-time, the practitioner will gradually sense the tranquility and stability that is beyond words.

Hope that this piece of ″old person′s frequent saying″ can give Dharma friends who are engaging in daily Dharma practices some encouraging motivational pushes!

 

Written in Chinese and translated into English on February 4, 2019
El Cerrito, California