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With Wisdom’s Brightness Destroy The Demonic 智明破魔

Sep. 25 | 夫为道者,譬如一人与万人战。挂铠出门,意或怯弱:或半路而退,或格斗而死,或得胜而还。沙门学道,应当坚持其心,精进勇锐,不畏前境,破灭众魔,而得道果。 — 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》:...

Abide In The Middle To Attain The Path 处中得道

Sep. 11 | 沙门夜诵迦叶佛遗教经,其声悲紧,思悔欲退。佛问之曰:「汝昔在家,曾为何业?」对曰:「爱弹琴。」佛言:「弦缓如何?」对曰:「不鸣矣。」「弦急如何?」对曰:「声绝矣。」「急缓得中如何?」对曰:「诸音普矣。」佛言:「沙门学道亦然,心若调适,道可得矣。于道若暴,暴即身疲。其身若疲,意即生脑。意若生脑,行即退矣。其行既退,罪必加矣。但清净安乐,道不失矣。」 —...

With Defilements Purified Brilliance Is Retained 垢净明存

Aug. 29 | 如人锻铁,去滓成器,器即精好。学道之人,去心垢染,行即清净矣。 — 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》: 第三十五章 Like people forging iron, ridding sediments to become wares, the wares are then excellent...

Passing Through Much To Obtain Victory 展转获胜

Aug. 7 | 人离恶道,得为人难。既得为人,去女即男难。既得为男,六根完具难。六根既具,生中国难。既生中国,值佛世难。既值佛世,遇道者难。既得遇道,兴信心难。既兴信心,发菩提心难。既发菩提心,无修无证难。 —...

Be Mindful Of Precepts To Be Near The Path 念戒近道

Jul. 25 | 佛子离吾数千里,忆念吾戒,必得道果。在吾左右,虽常见吾,不顺吾戒,终不得道。 — 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》: 第三十七章 The Buddha’s disciples departed from me for several thousand...

How Long Or Short Is Life? 生命之长短

Jul. 10 | 佛问沙门:「人命在几间?」… 对曰:「呼吸间。」 佛言:「善哉,子知道矣!」 —《四十二章经》第三十八章 The Buddha asked a Śramaṇa,‘Human life has what duration in between?’…In...

That Taught Are Without Differences 教诲无差

Jun. 19 | 学佛道者,佛所言说,皆应信顺。譬如食蜜,中边皆甜,吾经亦尔。 — 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》: 第三十九章 Those who learn the Buddha’s path, of that the Buddha taught by speaking, all should...

Walking The Path Is In The Mind 行道在心

Apr. 23 | 沙门行道,无如磨牛,身虽行道,心道不行。心道若行,何用行道? — 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》: 第四十章 Śramaṇas walking the path, should be without those like milling cows, whose bodies although...

With Straightforward Minds Leaving Desires 直心出欲

Apr. 16 | 夫为道者,如牛负重,行深泥中,疲极不敢左右顾视,出离淤泥,乃可苏息。沙门当观情欲,甚于淤泥。直心念道,可免苦矣。 — 释迦牟尼佛《四四十二章经》: 第四十一章 Those...

Attain The World By Knowing Its Illusoriness 达世知幻

Apr. 9 | 吾视王侯之位,如过隙尘。视金玉之宝,如瓦砾。视纨素之服,如敝帛。视大千界,如一诃子。视阿耨池水,如涂足油。视方便门,如化宝聚。视无上乘,如梦金帛。视佛道,如眼前华。视禅定,如须弥柱。视涅槃,如晝夕寤。视倒正,如六龙舞。视平等,如一真地。视与化,如四时木。 —...

Bird In Vase

Mar. 27 | 鸟来入瓶中,以縠掩瓶口。縠穿鸟飞去,识神随业走。 《大智度论》   When a bird comes to enter a vase within,with fine gauze covered is the vase’s mouth.When the gauze is penetrated, the bird flies...

Return To Original Nature By Understanding The Path 返本会道

Mar. 20 | 博闻爱道,道必难会。守志奉道,其道甚大。 — 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》: 第九章 Widely listen to and treasure the path,as the path is definitely difficult to understand.Guard your aspiration for receiving the...

Hearing Slander But Not Debating 闻谤不辩

Mar. 12 | 古人云:「何以息谤?」 曰:「无辩。」 又云:「吃得小亏,则不至于吃大亏。」   余三十年来屡次经验,深信此数语真实不虚。   弘一大师《弘一大师全集》 Ancient ones say,...

Mind Like Bright Moon 心如明月

Feb. 28 | 吾心似秋月,碧潭清皎洁。无物堪比伦,教我如何说? 寒山(文殊菩萨化身) My mind is like the autumn moon,in the green pool pure and shining clean.Without an object worthy as an equal,      tell me...

Brightness & Darkness

Feb. 14 | 当明中有暗,勿以暗相遇。当暗中有明,勿以明相睹。明暗各相对,比如前后步。 石头希迁禅师 《参同契》 When in brightness within, there is darkness,but do not with darkness meet it.When in darkness...
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