崇化法师 哈佛大学专栏 blogs.harvard.edu/chonghua

2018-07-25

The best Master is your own heart. Closing to Buddhist rites is same as closing to Master and Triple Gem.最好的上师是自己的心 亲近道场就是亲近上师三宝

by chonghua

修行就在日常生活当中,一举手,一抬足都是修行。我们遇到顺缘,心怀感恩,感恩三宝的加持,这就是修行。我们遇到了逆缘,做业障想,多忏悔。忏悔是修行的最根本之法。把修行落实在日常生活当中,离开日常生活没有修行之处。所以修行要在现实生活当中落实,阿弥陀佛!
我们会花很多的时间,遍访天下名师。就是为了找一个好的老师,好的上师。虽然远在千里之外,也是要努力前往的。当您走遍天下,拜遍上师,拜遍法师,你会发现,最好的上师就在自己身边,就是您自己的心。心是万法之本,如果能看护一心,一切皆能成就。心是成佛之本,如果能够信心具足,身心清净,解脱有望。所以,看护其心最为重要。
道场是我们修行办道的场所,是心灵的归宿,我们要护持道场,爱道场。所以在道场的建设当中,大家要发心护持,护持有多种。(一)通过身、口、意三业的护持,就是对道场要像对待自己的家一样,有一种回归的亲切感。(二)可以通过自己的赞美护持,多向身边的朋友、同事来介绍和宣传道场。(三)通过经济能力护持。总之护持道场无论以任何方式,只有专秉一心,知道道场是我们修行的心灵家园,不要远离道场,不要放弃道场。
亲近道场就亲近了上师三宝。亲近道场我们的身心就有了归宿。亲近道场,我们修行就有了方向。所以道场是我们最重要的,在娑婆世界的一个修行的场所,我们要善于护持,善自护持,大家要发心。阿弥陀佛!
We should practice Buddhism in our daily life. Raising a hand or foot is practicing Buddhism. When we have desirable affinities, we should be thankful to thank Triple Gem blessing. This is Buddhism practicing. When we have undesirable affinities, we should know that because we do some wrong or evil thing in the past and we should confess more. Confession is the most fundamental way to practice Buddhism. Carrying out practicing Buddhism in daily life and without daily life, there is no way to practicing. So we should practice Buddhism in our daily life. Amitabha!
Some of us will spend too much time finding a famous Master everywhere. The aim is to find a good teacher, a great Master. Although it is thousands of miles far away, they will try hard to go there. But when you travel all over the world, and visit all famous teachers and Masters, you will find the best teacher and Master is beside yourself. That is your heart. The heart is the basic method to practice Buddhism.
Buddhist rites are the place which we practice Buddhism. It is also a spiritual home. So we need to protect and love the Buddhist rites. In that case, we should shield and sustain the Buddhist rites and there are some ways to do it. For example, you can protect Buddhist rites through your body, your mouth and your mind. You should treat the Buddhist rites as your own home. That will be a cordial feeling of return; you can protect Buddhist rites through your compliment and introduce it to your friends,colleagues, the people who around you; you can protect Buddhist rites through your donation. All in all, you can protect Buddhist rites through any way you can do. As long as you devote yourself entirely to Buddhism and understand completely the Buddhist rite is a spiritual home of practicing Buddhism, do not far away from it or give up it.
Closing to the Buddhist rites makes us close to Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Closing to the Buddhist rites makes our mind and soul have a home. Closing to the Buddhist rites makes us have a direction of practicing Buddhism. So,the Buddhist rites is the most important place in the saha world for us to practicing Buddhism. Therefore, we should protect the Buddhist rites. Amitabha!

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