43. Bamboo’s Father [Wasted Advice]

43. Bamboo’s Father [Wasted Advice]

Buddhist Tales for Young and Old, volume 1, Prince Goodspeaker, Stories 1-50

Once upon a time, there was a teacher who meditated much and developed his mind. Gradually his fame spread. Those who wished to be guided by a wise man came to hear him. Considering what he said to be wise indeed, 500 decided to become his followers.

One of these 500, who considered his teachings to be wise, was a certain pet lover. In fact, he loved pets so much that there was no animal he did not wish to keep as a pet.

One day he came upon a cute little poisonous snake, who was searching for food. He decided he would make an excellent pet. So he made a little bamboo cage to keep him in when he had to leave him alone. The other followers called the little snake, ‘Bamboo’. Because he was so fond of his pet, they called the pet lover, ‘Bamboo’s Father’.

Before long, the teacher heard that one of his followers was keeping a poisonous snake as a pet. He called him to him and asked if this was true. Bamboo’s Father said, “Yes master, I love him like my own child!"

The wise teacher said, “It is not safe to live with a poisonous snake. Therefore, I advise you to let him go, for your own good."

But Bamboo’s Father thought he knew better. He replied, “This little one is my son. He wouldn’t bite me. I can’t give him up and live all alone!".

The teacher warned him, “Then surely, this little one will be the death of you!" But the follower did not heed his master’s warning.

Later on, all 500 of the teacher’s followers went on a trip to collect fresh fruits. Bamboo’s Father left his ‘son’ locked up in the bamboo cage.

Since there were many fruits to collect, it was several days before they returned. Bamboo’s Father realized that poor Bamboo had not eaten the whole time he was away. So he opened the cage to let him out to find food.

But when he reached inside, his ‘son’ bit his hand. Having been neglected for all that time, Bamboo was angry as well as hungry. Since he was only a snake, he didn’t know anything about poison!

But his ‘father’ should have known better. After all, he had been warned by the very teacher he himself considered wise.

Within minutes of being bitten, Bamboo’s Father dropped dead!

The moral is: There’s no benefit in following a teacher if you don’t listen to what he says.

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The attraction of good luck

The attraction of good luck

“Mangala” means something auspicious, a blessing, happiness, a good or lucky sign, or an omen.

In the Mangala Sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha told us what to do so we can live an auspicious/happy life.

I heard these words of the Buddha one time when the Lord was living in the vicinity of Savatthi at the Anathapindika Monastery in the Jeta Grove. Late at night, a deva appeared whose light and beauty made the whole Jeta Grove shine radiantly. After paying respects to the Buddha, the deva asked him a question in the form of a verse:

“Many gods and men are eager to know

what are the greatest blessings

which bring about a peaceful and happy life.

Please, Tathagata, will you teach us?”

(This is the Buddha’s answer):

“Not to be associated with the foolish ones,

to live in the company of wise people,

honoring those who are worth honoring —

this is the greatest happiness.

“To live in a good environment,

to have planted good seeds,

and to realize that you are on the right path —

this is the greatest happiness.

“To have a chance to learn and grow,

to be skillful in your profession or craft,

practicing the precepts and loving speech —

this is the greatest happiness.

“To be able to serve and support your parents,

to cherish your own family,

to have a vocation that brings you joy —

this is the greatest happiness.

“To live honestly, generous in giving,

to offer support to relatives and friends,

living a life of blameless conduct —

this is the greatest happiness.

“To avoid unwholesome actions,

not caught by alcoholism or drugs,

and to be diligent in doing good things —

this is the greatest happiness.

“To be humble and polite in manner,

to be grateful and content with a simple life,

not missing the occasion to learn the Dharma —

this is the greatest happiness.

“To persevere and be open to change,

to have regular contact with monks and nuns,

and to fully participate in Dharma discussions —

this is the greatest happiness.

“To live diligently and attentively,

to perceive the Noble Truths,

and to realize Nirvana —

this is the greatest happiness.

“To live in the world

with your heart undisturbed by the world,

with all sorrows ended, dwelling in peace —

this is the greatest happiness.

“For he or she who accomplishes this,

unvanquished wherever she goes,

always he is safe and happy —

happiness lives within oneself.”

Mahamangala Sutta, Sutta Nipata 1

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has imparted so many dharmas!

May we all not miss the occasions to learn them.

To be able to learn and practice them is the greatest fortune for us all.

May this sutra bring you on the path to happiness, and a few moments of relief from all stresses.

Happy holidays!

The attraction of good luck

Source of the sutra: Mangala Sutra

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Gratitude Chant

Gratitude Chant

感恩誦

My gratitude to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and Namo Guan Yin Bodhisattva for giving me my children to raise and love.

My gratitude to the correct teaching of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III for transforming me from a caring mother to a caring woman who sees all living beings in suffering and in need of my help too.

May you all enjoy the Buddha name chant during the holiday season.

It is the best time to show our homage / gratitude to the greatest guru of all times.

南無第三世多杰羌佛 Námó dì sān shì duō jié qiāng fú

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南無第三世多杰羌佛說法:這才是確保佛教徒成就的真正的無敵金剛法

南無第三世多杰羌佛說法:
這才是確保佛教徒成就的真正的無敵金剛法

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 (莫知尊者合掌恭敬而白羌佛提問:First of all, I, Disciple Mozhi, prostrate to my Buddha Master, Namo Your Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III!

      Today, I would like to beseech Buddha Master to impart a Dharma. I know that in the course of imparting Dharmas Buddha Master often revealed unfavorable opinions toward Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism. However, in my poor knowledge, there are many Dharmas within Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism. According to my understanding, the Vajra Dharmas in the Tantric Division are the highest Dharmas. The ten major Vajra Dharmas are the core and key constituents commanding the entirety of Buddha Dharma for attaining accomplishment. Therefore, I beseech my Buddha Master to impart the Dharma that tells us Buddhist disciples: What should we do to be able to learn the best and highest Vajra Dharmas, in order to ensure attaining accomplishment in this current lifetime? Additionally, do these Vajra Dharmas all have rituals and detail procedures or steps of practicing? How should we practice these Dharmas?)

      (莫知尊者合掌恭敬而白羌佛提問的中文翻譯:首先弟子莫知頂禮南無第三世多杰羌佛佛陀師父!弟子今天在這裡想求佛陀師父說法。我知道佛陀師父經常在說法的時候都流露出對西藏密宗有不好的看法,但是在我的貧乏的知識裡面,藏密裡面有很多的法,而且根據我的理解,密續部裡的金剛法是最高的,十大金剛法,是統率整個佛法取得成就的核心和綱領。所以,弟子求佛陀師父說法,告訴我們佛弟子,我們應該怎麼樣才能學到最好、最上層的金剛法,以確保這一生即身成就?另外,那麼這些金剛法是否都有儀軌、具體的修法,我們要怎麼樣修這些法?)

      南無第三世多杰羌佛莫知尊者請益而說法:莫知,你今天提到的這個問題,非常地好!我一直就想把這個問題給大家說一下,但是,沒有這個因緣。不錯,我確實對密宗的印象非常的不好,為啥子不好呢?不是說密宗在古代,古代的密宗沒有話說,那確確實實有很多法是非常上乘、非常好的,成就過非常多的人。可是,一代一代地演變下來,現在已經大量地變質了,而很多佛法已經面目全非了,並且出現了極多、非常之多的這個假活佛、假仁波且,甚至於什麼讀過一本經書、或者甚至於聽過幾個咒語,乃至於是普通的牧民或者是普通的其他的人,其中也有些不法之人,冒充這個活佛,弄得來傳到漢地、傳到世界各地,唉呀,一言難盡啊。就是簡而言之說,根本就不是什麼佛教佛法,尤其是這個西方的人、歐洲的人、漢地的人,他們聽不懂西藏的藏文,隨便說個什麼,就把他們騙倒了。當然,我說的這些是那些不法之徒,冒充假活佛,擾亂了整個佛法。這個不是現在才開始的,其實,近幾十年、上百年、百年以前的法已經都是很不純正了,所以說我對這個密宗啊,我非常不好的看法。當然,我說到這些,你也許認為我是不是對密法不太了解、不太清楚?我今天告訴你,我對密法、密乘,我不只是了解的問題,而且是非常徹徹底底地知道它整個的結構,無論你說哪一部、四瑜伽裡的哪一部,包括我最反感的密續裡面的某些法,所謂的密續裡面的某些法,是什麼法呢?動輒就說什麼双身法、修双身、男女雙身,簡直是亂七八糟!什麼法啊?你們仔細看,那些修雙身的人,哪一個成就、哪一個解脫了的?佛法就是要學釋迦牟尼佛的嚴淨戒體、清淨戒體,什麼男女雙身?有的,確實有那些金剛啊、那些像當中有雙身的像,那只是作為一種觀想,而不是說要跑起去什麼男男女女的來搞什麼佛法,那叫什麼法啊?我今天說句難聽的,那些所謂修雙身的人,你看哪個人修成了金剛體啊?修成了佛陀境?修成了菩薩境的?身體虛弱,差得一塌糊塗,這就是事實,這就是不折不扣、徹徹底底地把佛法表現出來的殘敗現象。因此,我對密宗的看法不好!那麼顯宗呢?顯宗不消說,不管怎麼說,它還有很多好的地方。那說“不是顯宗是,理論嗎?”是的,理論部分,但它有實踐的修持,重在於我們要修行啊!如果修不好行,什麼都談不上,因為釋迦牟尼佛說法,是說的“因果”二字,是講到整個人生宇宙的這個真諦、這個真理,這種自然的現象就是因果的現象,就是“種瓜得瓜,種豆得豆”的現象,如果不從修行入手,無論你學什麼法,都是白學的,而修行不是說虛假、說幾句空話就叫修行,不是說我們把修行的書看了幾遍了,“我看了三遍了”、“我看了十八遍了”,我告訴你,你當不得人家一遍都沒有看的人還善良,修行是看懂了、學懂了修行之法以後,要實踐地去做,那才叫修行,不是空說就叫修行。你身、口、意三業不符合修行的戒體,那你就是一個非修行者,你就是一個在佛教徒裡面稱為違經叛教很糟糕的人。

        那既然你說到佛法,剛才你提到這個十大金剛裡面重要的,我今天告訴你什麼法裡面的精髓,其實,法,五大部,佛部有很多高級的法,比有些金剛法還好;佛母部有些高級法也比金剛法還好;還有護法部這些法都是非常好;那菩薩部的法也好。關鍵你相不相應?學到的是不是真正的法?而不是只有金剛法!不錯,金剛法確實被列為整個藏密密續部裡面最高的法,師父不是不知道,我剛才已經說了,我知道。比如說你說的十部金剛,並不是你所說的那十部金剛,只是這個金剛啊,裡面就多得不得了,還有明王,明王有很多是納入金剛部裡面去的,另外,還有金剛手,所以說就是這麼多得不得了。但是我今天,明王我不說,金剛手我不說,我們就只說有哪些金剛,而且這些金剛祂們之間都有一個完整的儀軌,儀軌是什麼東西啊?就是一部實修的法。前行,也就是加行,從加行開始。前行修了,然後就修正行,正行裡面修了,就修結行,至少是這三行完備,那就是一個儀軌。所謂前行,就是修我們的行持,修我們的菩提之心、修我們的四無量之心、修我們的從善之心、修我們的戒境戒持之境,那麼它有具體的觀想、具體的修法。那正行呢?正行就是一個金剛法,裡面就有金剛法的一個壇城,這個壇城叫啥東西呢?說起來很複雜了,就說首先我們修持者必須懂得到它的觀想的整個壇城的佈局、形式,比如說壇城的門、壇城的閣簷、壇城的圍牆、壇城的宮角、壇城宮角上的吊掛、壇城左、壇城右、壇城之間有哪些眷屬、眷屬持的法器、法器怎麼擺佈,它的方向,南方、北方、東方、西方,它的整個中央是咋個設置的?它有些什麼明王在裡面護持啊?比如說獨雄能怖金剛,祂就有十大明王,那這十大明王是咋個站的?每個起的作用是什麼啊?那我們怎麼樣去印契?怎麼樣去觀修?怎麼樣去修祂的這個本尊心咒以及祂的這個事業咒、成就事業咒?還有大咒、小咒?而每一個咒的手印怎麼換套、怎麼樣把它壤接在一起?他這個觀修啊一步都不能脫離。當然,這裡面他是非常複雜的,我並不是在教你們,我只是在告訴你們,而又把自身怎麼樣化現、種子字怎麼樣勾召、怎麼樣結合、怎麼樣進入自己的自身、自身怎麼樣灌頂?自灌頂怎麼樣灌?自除障怎麼樣除?自觀心在內壇城又怎麼樣產生?內生的境界是什麼?三脈五輪的境界是什麼?外生的境界又是什麼?所以說啊,這個是正行的一系列的觀修,直接包括乃至於到如何如何定、定在什麼地方?好,最後修完,稱為結行,怎麼樣奉送本尊?怎麼樣迴向?怎麼樣轉化給眾生?如何如何發大願?等等一系列。有的金剛法要修好幾個小時,比如說時輪金剛,你修得快,如果是完整儀軌,要修十個小時。當然,有的金剛法呢,只修得到一個多小時,有的半個小時也修得完,但是就看這部金剛法是什麼法,他的時間的長短,如果你加上入定的時間就不算數了,假如說定入金剛壇城境中以後,那個時間就拖長了。是,是有這麼一個說法、有這麼一個定義,說某某金剛法修多少座就可以了生脫死、修多少座可以稱為幾地菩薩、修多少座又可以成為大覺者,一系列的,有這樣的規定,可是金剛法雖然有那麼多,這裡面非常的複雜,而不是說十部金剛就概括了。我剛才說了,我不包括明王、不包括金剛手,我只說有正規名字的,有這種金剛名字是正規的,我今天告訴你們,祂們並且裡面要分多少尊,比如說一個金剛幾個頭、幾個臂、幾個腳,比如說三個頭的、是八臂的,那叫做三尊,比如說五個頭的,那祂叫五尊。你說祂咋有幾個頭呢?金剛嘛,祂神力化現嘛。至於具體的,當然,每個佛陀、菩薩祂們在化現金剛的時間,當然我指的菩薩是等妙覺菩薩了,那祂們有祂們的這個印契鉤玄,就是說相當於一種信號,它是一個點子一個碼,一個也不能錯。所以說,這個金剛法的這個儀軌啊,非常的複雜。但是我告訴你們,我不主張去修這些金剛法,尤其是什麼雙身法,我是極其反感的,那不能成就、不能解脫的,要想成就解脫,就得要實實在在修行,修《解脫大手印》,那是最好的,勝過於一切。至於要配合修某種法,它以《解脫大手印》為加行、為前行的話,那你進步是飛躍性的。

        好了,我說了很多,但是我現在還是把話題說回來,我們就說說有哪些金剛法,祂們都是具備有完整的儀軌修法的,師父就給你們說一說啊。這些金剛呢,我就直接說了,儀軌我就不去講了,因為講十年都講不完,所以我今天就只報這些、只告訴你們這些金剛法的名字,我把祂名字說慢一點,以免你們聽不懂、聽來混起了。比如:馬頭金剛大力金剛杰比金剛無能勝金剛伏魔金剛時輪金剛,另外,還有一個金剛叫十輪金剛,這個十輪金剛容易與時輪金剛相混,其實十輪金剛是另外一種金剛,祂是一二三四五六七八九十的十,叫十輪金剛。蓋天金剛、穢跡憤怒金剛、藍色不動金剛,另外,還有的金剛法早已流傳在世界各個地方了,如黃隨求金剛、赤身火金剛、劈毒金剛等等,我就不去提了。既然你是一個仁波且,就想要聽到的是西密的佛法、藏傳法的金剛儀軌,我今天就概略性的給你講一點藏密裡面的擁有金剛有哪些?怎麼選擇、怎麼去修?比如以上說到了一些,另外還有更多的金剛,不是說只是十部,這些法不能包括明王,也不包括金剛手,只是正規名字的金剛就非常多了,比如,我認為最厲害的,也是真正藏密裡頭列為最厲害的金剛,無上安樂白金剛、等覺卡布金剛、白色摧破金剛、碧色摧破金剛、綠色摧破金剛、除魔憤怒金剛、黑色大鵬金翅鳥金剛,同時還有其他的大德、聖德們傳授的於不同的金剛,比如說教誡師所傳的金翅鳥金剛、密傳的時輪彩色金翅鳥金剛、勝樂金翅鳥金剛、煙色穢跡金剛、綠色穢跡金剛,還有杖母三姐妹自持金剛、白色馬頭金剛、紅色不動金剛、無能勝的憤怒金剛、四嘛汝哉圍繞之紅色閻羅王金剛、藍色閻羅王金剛、普巴金剛、大威德金剛單尊、勝樂金剛、血色閻羅王金剛、外修娘舅伏魔金剛、內修娘舅伏魔金剛、密修娘舅伏魔金剛、不動金剛十三尊、黃色金翅鳥金剛、摩尼金剛坐主,摩尼金剛坐主這裡面有一個叫做摩尼金剛坐主尊眷屬十三尊,還有摩尼三昧耶金剛三尊、摩尼王金剛單尊、密集文殊金剛、雙身密集金剛、大幻金剛、雙身勝樂金剛、披甲金剛、披甲黑色勝樂金剛,還有乍續裡面所說的意藏喜金剛的十七尊、薩母哺乍續所說的持幟胎藏喜金剛十七尊、紅色不空索羅馬頭金剛(亦名不空羂索馬頭金剛)、黃色不空索羅金剛(亦名不空羂索金剛)、披甲簪芝嘎金剛、白色勝樂金剛、長壽白色勝樂金剛、雙身喜金剛、雙身時輪金剛、大威德金剛十三尊、大威德金剛三十二尊、元聖德金剛勇識六十一尊。另外,品續所說的瓷爐胎藏喜金剛九尊,二品續所說的身藏喜金剛九尊,二品續裡面又說了的意藏喜金剛九尊、語藏喜金剛九尊,杖母乍續所說的身藏喜金剛十七尊、薩母哺乍續所說的語藏喜金剛十七尊,時輪續所說時輪金剛身語意悉圓六百三十四尊,這是非常多的尊頭了。妙喜吉祥六面閻羅敵二十一尊、妙吉祥紅色閻羅敵十三尊、金剛怖畏九尊、怖畏十八尊、水牛頭怖畏九尊,阿密達續所說的勝樂轉輪黑嚕嘎金剛、白勝樂金剛單尊、白勝樂金剛單身二十九尊、藍色雙身勝樂金剛五尊。另外,多啦,各個宗師祂們似乎都有獨自的說法,也就是說,把有些法有改變的,比如說帝洛巴棕白色贖死勝樂九尊、金剛棕藍色勝樂八尊、屍陀林金剛、獅子無畏金剛、單一紅色閻羅金剛、雙身諍論金剛,還有阿底峽所傳的獨雄雙身馬頭金剛、馬頭金翅鳥金剛、四空行圍繞之馬頭金剛、羯磨金剛、四腳不動金剛、八喉不動金剛,迦濕彌羅班欽所傳的金剛是馬頭金剛,吉剛斯所傳的馬頭金剛,祂們之間都有所不同的。

       另外,還有其它派所傳的,還有薩迦什麼所傳的,我都不一一去說了,比如噶當派所傳的藍色不動金剛、白色不動金剛、四臂不動金剛、觀音化身的祖嚕登金剛,多了,只是金剛法,相當相當地多,我今天只是概略給你們說一說,哪裡是十部金剛是最王牌、最了不得?其實,真正了不得的,那是要把《解脫大手印》修了,印契之法,能取得大成就,那才叫了不得,能爭取得到最高最高的上層灌頂所修的法,那才是最了不得的。所以呢,這個法裡面,非常之多。金剛,你說師父給我們說了這麼多,還有嗎?還多啦,我不一一去說了,什麼妙行師所傳的,等等等等,多多多多多,一下說不完。正因為這個古德們祂們在傳法之中,有時間各自一派,他們有些儀軌有所變動,越變越糟糕,越變越糟糕,變到現在,很多法已經面目全非了,不是我們想像的了,所以說我們在修學佛法的過程之中,我們不要專門去迷信哪一種法。金剛法好,不錯,但是,菩薩法也不低於金剛法。菩薩法好,那佛陀法難道不好嗎?佛陀本尊的法相當地好,關鍵是要看這部法變質得多還是少,是不是沒有變質?純不純正?這才重要。雖然說了很多金剛法,另外還有護法部的法,我都沒有給你們說,也是相當好的。可是,不是說都好,大部分都已經變質,極少極少極少部分的還是純正的,可是你怎麼樣把祂分辨出來呢?

      (莫知尊者再度合掌恭敬白羌佛提問:Thank you, Buddha Master. Namo Your Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III! After hearing the impartations from my Buddha Master, off the many Vajra Dharmas in various sects of Esoteric Buddhism, we are truly astounded and are like being brought to a new world. Then, how can we accurately distinguish and correctly select with a one-hundred-percent certainty among all those Vajra Dharmas, in order to truly achieve great accomplishment and liberation? Also, how do we know the right or wrong of our own Dharma practice? How do we know if we have made progress to develop accomplishment through our practice?)

      (莫知尊者再度合掌恭敬白羌佛提問的中文翻譯:感恩南無第三世多杰羌佛佛陀師父!聽佛陀師父說了這麼多密宗各派的金剛法,真是讓我們吃驚,我們被帶進了一個新的世界。那我們要怎麼才能精準地辨別、百分之百正確地選擇到哪些金剛法,真正能讓人成就解脫呢?還有,我們又如何知道自己修法的對或錯呢?我們又怎麼知道在我們修持的過程中,有沒有向成就的方向前進呢?)

      南無第三世多杰羌佛接著應莫知尊者而說法:我說到了金剛法,那麼這些金剛法,雖然你們聽到非常之多了,可是,這還沒有全面,因為還有其祂的不同種性的等等金剛,我就不一一去說了。這裡面除了藏密的、漢地的等等等等,當然,還是我說到的,金剛法雖然是佛法裡面五大部中是最強硬,是最厲害、強逼性成就的一部法,可是祂的這個成就啊,就不是你們想像的了,雖然這麼多金剛法,其實只有那麼幾部是真正能讓人及時今生能解脫成就的。簡單地說,就是說其它很多法都不是真鋼的,或者是不完整的,或者是篡改過的,總而言之一句,不是一種完美的金剛法了,因此它可以說是不能確保成就,也可以說根本不是純正的金剛法,說嚴重了,那就是假的!這些法,怎麼樣來分辨它是假是真呢?我們既然要學,當然就要學真正的金剛法、真正的法,指真正的法,並不是說只針對金剛法這麼一部,無論是佛部、佛母部、金剛部、菩薩部、護法部,這麼五大部法中,都各自有非常多的法,比如佛母部的法,佛母部的佛母,比金剛們還要多得多,但也是真假混雜的,而且是真的非常之少,假的、摻混的極其的多,我們要學,就要學絕對純正的,因此呢,在這個法裡面啊,就有專門的擇決。擇決你們聽多了,聽過很多很多擇決了,其實,要擇決這個法的真假,要擇決這個修行者、學法者,他學的法是全面進步了、走向佛土了、走向解脫了?還是退步了、或者是退到進入三惡道的種子了?那這就必須要擇決的。這個擇決有非常多的種類,其實真正最厲害的、一針見血又直截了當的擇決,再重複一下,當然我指的擇決,是擇決這個法的真還是假,是擇決這個修行者的損減還是進益,簡而言之就是說,到底是進步、成就,還是落後或者是掉墮,因此,這個是非常非常重要的一個概念,要搞清楚。

       那麼這個擇決法是什麼法呢?這個最直截了當這部法到底祂叫什麼名字呢?祂叫做菩提道損減增益法。這菩提道損減增益法,可不是你們認為的《菩提道次第論》呵,並不是宗喀巴大師說的菩提道次第廣論、略論呵,祂是菩提道損減增益的一部擇決法。為什麼是損減增益呢?損減,就是說明你沒有進步,或者倒退,這個意味著肯定要墮落的。那麼增益呢,就說明你已經在前進了,在修持上已經增長了道行了,就是我們有些人說的“道行很深啊”、“道行很強啊”。就有這麼一部法,叫菩提道損減增益擇決法。

        那這個法,很多人說“我沒有聽說過”。我告訴你,你沒有聽說過的多了,就上面我所答覆莫知仁波且弟子的道理是一樣的,哪裡才十部金剛法?金剛法可多了,你沒有聽過的太多了。我也說了,這些金剛法,我所談到的,其實在整個佛教,在整個佛教裡,很多都公開了,但是真正裡面精髓內道、正宗無瑕純正的金剛法,只有那麼幾部,而這幾部,有人說“時輪金剛”,有人說“馬頭金剛”、“上樂金剛”,我告訴你:不是這個概念!你們已經聽了,一部金剛就有很多很多不同的法,到底是哪一部?這一部金剛中的哪一部祂才是真的?才是純正的?所以這個,要準確、要百分之百地這部法是純正無瑕、學到祂就能解脫成就的正法的話,那就要經過擇決,而不是憑哪一個地位高、人物大、一個大法王、大活佛、一派大宗師、或者是一個大法師所說“呵,這是真的”,那就是真的了,說“這是假的”,那就是假的了,說“不正”那就不正了,說“正”就絕對的正了。這是不可以的,決不能以此為準,而必須要經過聖擇決,擇決最好的就是菩提道損減增益法。一是百分之百的精準無誤,二是可以得到菩提丸的強大增益。那這個法,剛才就說了,有人說“我沒有聽過”,我還是那句話:“你沒有聽過的,太多了,也許你下輩子都聽不到。”原因是咋的?因為這一部法除了擇決佛法的正確與否,還要擇決一個弟子是進益、前進了,甚至於擇決這一位傳法師是正法還是邪法,因此,凡是作金剛上師的人,尤其是冒牌貨,他們是絕不敢提到這個法的名字,啥原因呢?首先也是兩條:一是他們聽都沒有聽說過,二是他們聽說了這個法的名字,是怕這個法的名字,所以不敢提。聽到過這個法,他也顧之不及而拋棄之,趕快把這個法的名字隱而不露,生害怕佛教徒、佛弟子們就知道有這個法了,因為這個法啊,其實就是一個試金石,非常厲害的試金石,不是純金不敢使用,只有純金者,為了驗證純正的人,他才敢使用這一部菩提道損減增益法。另外,還有一個原因,不是你沒有聽說過,就連一些大法王、大活佛、一派大宗師、大法師,他們還有很多都沒有聽過呢!啥子原因?失傳了,早就失傳了!正如隆務寺的卡索仁波且所說的是一個道理,卡索仁波且他在整理整個西藏的密法,結果清點整理了以後,發現只剩了百分之二三十,有百分之六七十都已經無影無踪了,都早都不在了,影子都沒有了,而且是還原不了的了。正因為是這個道理,所以說,大家好像很多人都聽過:“密宗了不起,化虹身,尤其是噶陀寺,曾經化過十萬多人。”你們想一想,現在化了哪個的?一個都化不了,連現在的寺主、大法王,這一兩代來,沒有看到哪個化了虹身的。啥子原因?非常簡單,就是佛法失傳了!沒有了!那麼既然說失傳了、沒有了,有人就很奇怪地就要想了:你為什麼知道呢?你為什麼知道有這個法呢?我倒要讓你們反思一下:你覺得奇怪嗎?我雖然是一個慚愧行者,但我畢竟是很多大法王公認出來的,我的名字畢竟是第三世多杰羌佛

      菩提道損減增益法為什麼一針見血、直截了當呢?其實祂很簡單,就是用十顆菩提丸,當然,這個菩提丸是佛降甘露加上修法而製作成的菩提丸,說難聽一點,這是一種聖物、聖食物,而不是凡食物,那這種聖食物,首先得來者就不易,菩提丸哪裡有那麼多?所以說,哪個願意去說這個菩提道損減增益法呢?你這個人虔誠度夠嗎?你這個人符合一個純正的佛教徒嗎?是不是真正的身口意都相應於諸佛菩薩的呢?或者還有那麼一點點疑心疑障呢?如果你還有疑心疑障,你休想得到這個菩提丸,而沒有這個菩提丸,你就沒有辦法修這個法來擇決你,所以說,首先弟子要拿十個菩提丸,這是弟子要去拿十個菩提丸,拿到菩提丸以後,自己把它呈供在法台,呈供在法台後,法師或者是仁波且,當然,我指的是真正的仁波且啊,或者是這個主法的巨聖德,他要修法。記住有一條,巨聖德也好,法師們也好,是不能接近這個菩提丸的,那是弟子把這個菩提丸拿十顆,自己供在法台上,而經法師、經主法巨聖師修完法後,那麼弟子自己把這個菩提丸再拿來點數。當然,我說是十顆,在這過程之中,主法的巨聖德和所有的法師們,都不能接近這個菩提丸。簡單地說,是弟子自數、自供、自看,而主法師和法師都在遠遠,甚至於在殿外對天空,那麼在這種情況下,唯獨的是,要擇證這個法的這一位,他才有權利點數、自供、自看這個菩提丸。比如說,弟子他有一部法要擇決,那麼同意他了,為他擇決這部法,那就他拿十顆菩提丸,他自己供上去,他自己拿來看,如果是增了一顆,那就成功了,就說明是增益,已經增益了,但是這個增益是非常微薄的,是微微偏向好,並不是絕對的好。如果是十顆變成十二顆了,那就好了,這就絕對的增益,這就叫。如果相反的,十顆變成了九顆了,那這就有損減趨向,也不是很嚴重的損減,是微微有損減,就是微微有偏向下墮的味道,但是不重要。看是少到了八顆了,這個時候就糟糕了,那就絕對的損減了。損減的多少、墮向三惡道哪一道?這裡面又要分不同的顆粒,所以他總共有十個這個菩提丸。最關鍵的為什麼說祂直截了當、一針見血,任何邪師騙子無法插手呢?因為菩提丸是這位祈求的弟子去拿的,而供是弟子自己供的,法師、巨聖德在遠處把法修完以後,也是弟子自己看的,都是弟子自己本人在做。當然,我說這個本人,不是指一個人他要修所有的法,幫到大家擇,不是這個概念,而是這個弟子在修這一部法,或者這個弟子直接要求擇他本人的這個道力,他的菩提道量到底是前進、增益了,還是墮落、損減了?那麼,這是針對這個當事人才能有權利去拿這十顆菩提丸來供上,拿十顆菩提丸供上以後,然後一經遠處修法,他再看這個菩提丸,是多了還是少了?多多少?少多少?這是清清楚楚,這也叫做不過手菩提證道,所謂的叫做自證自見。因此,菩提道損減增益法是這個擇決裡頭最明顯的。

      那有人就想了:什麼樣的人才能經受這個呢?所以說啊,我要告訴你們,那絕對是純正、虔誠的佛弟子,而且,絕對是修行非常紮實、具有功德的佛弟子,普通人一般是遇不到這個法的。比如,拿我來說,我懂這些法、一系列的法,可是,我對這個菩提道損減增益這麼一部法,我還不行,很是慚愧,是一個空有虛名“第三世多杰羌佛”的修行者。那你說,既然都不曉得,為什麼還要講呢?我明確告訴你們:你們怎麼想,是你們的事了。我雖不曉得,這是聖尊一級的弟子就能修,而在我的弟子當中,也就有人能修這個菩提道損減增益法。所以,我今天告訴你們,你們可以小覷我,你們不可以小覷聖尊級的巨聖德,祂們能修。如果今後有機會、有因緣,哪個具備了這個功德了,也是無限虔誠的弟子的話,我想,我喊一個聖尊來,幫你們修這個法,應該是沒有問題的,我相信。為什麼呢?因為祂們再說,祂們也是我的弟子嘛,畢竟跟我學法嘛。當然,我指的不是學這個法啊,我不懂這個法,但我懂修行的法,是學成就解脫、學無私利他、學《解脫大手印》的實際行持。所以說,大家好好地修行,佛法絕不是誰說他的是正法就叫正法了,說他自己的法如何天上有地下無,那就真正地如實所說了,不是,不要相信!尤其現在這個末法時期,整個佛法亂成了一鍋粥,假法師、假活佛都會講一套,甚至是一派宗師的大法王,都不能確定他就不是假佛法,在末法時期,無奇不有,我說句肺腑之言,你看,多少大法王、多少一派宗派的法王、頂頭大宗師,到最後沒有成就,什麼原因?這就說明他的法已經變質了、有問題了,而這種人也是大有人在的。無論多大的傳承、宗派,切不可只信他的理論,我們從歷史,也就是說佛史上看,基本上佛教的高僧大德們,他們都知道,俄然巴格西學問是最高的,在佛教理論上來說,其次是拉然巴格西,再其次是格西,那麼,無論是俄然巴格西,還是拉然巴格西,雖然學問理論一大堆,結果照常是凡體,脫不了胎,沒有聖體質聖體力的相當的多,因此我們不能只迷執於理論這單方面,如果迷執於理論,那就最有可能容易上當受騙,而真正的把理論的東西明白了,要相信的話,就要實實在在地看實踐,就要印證菩提道損減增益這部法到底是真是假。

      我今天還要提醒大家一個很重要、很值得注意的,因為剛才講到了這個擇決——菩提道損減增益法的擇決,可能很多佛弟子都會誤認為這是針對某種金剛法、或者是某種密乘的法、灌頂的法,不對!如果有這樣的認為,你們就錯了。這個菩提道損減增益法,是針對所有的修行學佛的佛教徒,你進步了,還是後退了,下降到三惡道?還是今後要取得成就,向佛國的佛度前進了?能了生脫死了,增益了?總之,是你在修行的道上所取得是進步,還是落後?你學到的法是真還是假?這裡面包括不管你是哪一宗,無論你是唯識法相、華嚴、賢首、雲門、曹洞,無論你是禪宗,還是密宗,祂不分的,祂只管佛教徒的修行人,唸佛也好,參禪也好,你止觀、唯識等等,你修行證道的境界是進益還是後退,你的行持進益後退,都一概為菩提道。所謂的菩提道,釋迦牟尼佛在菩提樹下證道,因此,這個菩提道損減增益,就是說你證的道到底是墮下還是上升?到底是走向佛土,還是走向三惡道?祂主要是看你這方面的進步與落後,因此,菩提道損減增益法是沒有宗派,而是只針對學佛修行者,任何一個宗派的學佛修行者取得的成就、是否是實在的前進,或是否是錯了、偏門了、邪門了、掉墮了,主要是這個,非常的重要。

      那對於那些所謂的成就者,自己認為了不起了,自己是聖者了,弟子吹他是聖人了,一修菩提道損減增益法,馬上就可以看出他是聖是凡,輕輕就看出來,所以有很多為師之人,當上師的,當所謂大活佛的、大法王的,他們自己修不了,而自己根本就不敢請求修菩提道損減增益法,因為這個一修就會曝光的。這就跟拿杵上座是一個道理,你拿不動就是拿不動,你再說得如何厲害,你也是凡夫體質體力,而不是聖體質聖體力,這個就叫真理。佛法決不能隨隨便便相信誰說的“哎喲,我這個法了不得啊,一唸佛就往升極樂世界啦”、“我這個法了不得啊,我一修破瓦就走啦”,我告訴你們,騙三歲的小孩可以,騙稍微有頭腦的人就騙不了了。佛法要講貨真價實,要講驗證,就剛才說到的,菩提道損減增益法,弟子自己拿菩提丸來供上,點數十顆,你說為啥要十顆?他有個法度的。那麼,他自己供上,這個執法巨聖師和法師活佛們在遠處修法,不能接近他數的菩提丸,而菩提丸再由這個弟子修完法後,自己看,他點數的清清楚楚的,損減了?增益了?這是一清二楚、一條一款的,一看就知道,到底損減還是增益了。而且,修了菩提道損減增益法的這個菩提丸,加持力是非常的強大,吃了以後是各方面多元化地強盛加持。一般來說,自己修的是自己受用,是不能拿給沒有修過的人去用的。法雖然給你們說了,可是要遇上這個菩提道損減增益法的這麼樣一種因緣、殊勝的這樣的灌頂的話,是十分難的,非常的難!但也是非常容易的!!只要你絕對純淨的虔誠了,真心真意地依止三業於佛法了,那就太容易了!!!就這麼簡單。所以今天給大家講的這個關於金剛法,祂要通過印證才曉得這麼多法裡頭,哪些是真正的真鎧貨,哪些是假的,那個沒有經過印證是不行的。可是,印證擇決的法呢,還有很多了,有些是自印證囉,當然,自印證就不同了。你說“我不通過這個印證,我要通過自印證。”自印證可以呀,那你就要“送菩薩一表”啊,你能把那個送表,讓那個菩薩親自在你面前,把這個表拿走,大家看到,那這個也上算。或者,你要修“隔石建壇”,隔個石頭,在上面畫壇城,而一口氣一吹,彩砂築在石頭上面的壇城穿石而過,壇城下去。你有這個道力嗎?你能當著大家的面前,現量伏藏,取出藏物,也是具備了大聖者資質的。男性的佛弟子,直接拿杵上座,能達到上超段位聖者的級別,那也是無話可說的聖者。當然還有金剛柱擇決,還有馬頭明王水壇珠卦法擇決,那就同樣是一樣的等級,可是那些東西啊,是很厲害,實質上也不低於菩提道損減增益法,但是祂沒有這個直截了當,因為這個菩提道損減增益法是最直截了當的、最一針見血、最不麻煩,而又最精細、最明確。至於金剛陣、八風大陣,那不用說是十分威猛厲害,也就是說力量強大無比,但布陣的儀軌繁瑣得不得了,不直截了當,而是用於聖考段位,不適用常人菩提行持在修法上的損減增益,也就是說不夠細分。我再給大家提醒一下,切記要注意,不要輕易地相信任何說空洞理論的故事,無論他是什麼了不起的宗派,你都得小心,無論是哪一派的大法王、大宗師、大格西,我們都要見他的真鋼!我在這裡舉一個最實際的例子給大家聽,一直到了今天,無論是哪個大活佛、大法王、大宗師,他們就是沒有一個人把這個五百萬美金拿走了的,更別想拿走兩千萬美金的這個懸賞。為什麼?這說明了一個什麼呢?是說明沒有真正的金剛法,沒有修成金剛力,沒有修成金剛體質體力!最後,還是那句話:有很多人都擔心了,我們修什麼法才好呢?說心裡話,擔心是可以理解的,但是大家不要擔心,我們不要好高騖遠地聽一些空洞名詞,我們要實實在在地修真正的法。比如“金剛瑜伽圓滿法”精修儀軌、綠度母法的精修儀軌,以及我傳過的佛陀的法、其祂菩薩的法,包括有些金剛手這些的法,都是符合真正的聖法的正確的法本,完全是正確的儀軌,另外還有我傳過的財神法和護法法,一般都是經過聖擇決的,菩提道損減增益法是鑑定過的,是好法,能讓修行者如法地成就解脫。千萬記住,非常重要的一點,這些法的前行,最好、最精闢的就是《解脫大手印》的前行修法,很重要!!!當然,你說我還是想要修好法,修其它的什麼金剛法、修其它的什麼勝義性的,不錯,那是可以的,你只要真誠、虔誠,一定能得到這個機會,受到勝義內密灌頂,甚至於境行灌頂的學法都是很有可能的,而且虔誠者,那不叫有可能,那是絕對有把握拿到的。

      所以今天的說法呢,我就不多說了,一切法都得要通過印證擇決來看,才能知道好壞,自己走向了成就解脫的路、前進了,還是沒有前進、倒退了,自己學的法或者是不行了,或者學到不好的法了,今生不能成就的,那通過菩提道損減增益法,就能一清二楚了。並且,一經過擇決以後,就會查出損減增益的原因是啥子,查出這個損減增益的原因是什麼以後呢,就好辦了,馬上就懺悔,比如說我損減了什麼,是啥子原因?什麼錯誤?什麼罪性造成的?我就懺悔,懺悔,徹底地改正,這個時候再補我們的增益的修持法、增益的行持,加上菩提丸這麼一吃,就會開始增益了,就會在菩提道上前進,就會增長道行,最終成就解脫,進入佛土了

      好,今天的法呢,就說到這裡了。

      (莫知尊者合掌恭敬而白羌佛說:I am so grateful to the kindness of Namo Your Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III! Thank You, my beneficent Buddha Master. Thank you so much for opening the door to the supreme true Buddha Dharma today for us Buddhist disciples. This is actually the Invincible Vajra Dharma! This Dharma is more than sufficient for enabling living beings to become liberated! I am so extremely grateful! I am so grateful!)

      (莫知尊者合掌恭敬而白羌佛說的中文翻譯:我非常感恩南無第三世多杰羌佛!非常感謝佛陀恩師今天能為我們佛弟子開啟無上正法之門,這才是真正的無敵金剛,眾生解脫有餘了!我無限地感恩,太感恩了。)

 
      附註:

      南無第三世多杰羌佛說完了這部法,我們要另外告知大家的是,對其中的這個“菩提道損減增益擇決法”,除了申請擇決的佛教徒當事人,在法台上自己點數菩提丸、自己上供、自己查看,而主壇的巨聖德和任何人都不能接近法台、不能接觸菩提丸,只能在遠處修法。但被擇決的當事人如願意,可以在四眾面前當眾點數印證,這樣能加持四眾親感釋迦佛陀菩提正道的聖量法味,如是則可增益在場大眾的修行信心行為。這種公開性的修,對擇決的當事人,不但不犯戒,反而功德更大。

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42, 274, 375 The Pigeon and the Crow [The Danger of Greed]

42, 274, 375

The Pigeon and the Crow [The Danger of Greed]

Buddhist Tales for Young and Old, volume 1, Prince Goodspeaker, Stories 1-50

Once upon a time, the people of Benares were fond of setting up bird houses. This was an act of generosity and kindness, done for the comfort of birds. It also made the people happy to hear the friendly birds singing.

The richest man in the city had a cook. He kept such a bird house near the kitchen. In it lived a gentle and careful pigeon. He was so gentle that he did not care to eat meat. And he was careful to keep his distance from the cook. For he knew the cook was in the habit of roasting and boiling dead animals, even including birds!

So the pigeon always left the bird house early in the morning. After spending the day finding and eating his food, he returned each night to sleep in the bird house. He was quite contented with his calm and harmless life.

Nearby there was a crow who was quite a different sort of character. For one thing, he would eat anything! And he was not known for being gentle and careful. Instead, he often became overly excited, and acted without considering the danger. And far from being contented, he often got himself into trouble.

One day the crow smelled the delicious food being cooked in the rich man’s kitchen. He was so attracted by the odour that he could not take his mind off it. He decided that he must have the rich man’s meat at any cost. So he began spying on the kitchen, trying to figure out a way to get some of the meat and fish.

As usual, that evening the pigeon returned with his little belly satisfied, and contentedly entered his little home for the night. Seeing this, the hungry crow thought, “Ah, wonderful! I can make use of this dull pigeon to grab a delicious feast from the kitchen."

The next morning, the crow followed the pigeon when he left for the day. The pigeon asked him, “Oh my friend, why are you following me?" The crow replied, “Sir, I like you very much, and I admire your calm and regular way of life. From now on, I would like to assist you and learn from you."

The pigeon said, “Friend crow, your life style is much more exciting than mine. You would get bored following me around. And you don’t even eat the same food I do. So how can you assist me?"

The crow said, “When you go each day to find your food, we will separate and I will find my food. In the evening, we will come back together. Being together, we will be able to help and protect each other." The pigeon said. “That sounds all right to me. Now go your own way and work hard finding food."

The pigeon spent his usual day eating grass seeds. It took some time patiently searching for a few little grass seeds, but he was satisfied and contented.

The crow spent the day turning over cow dung patties, so he could gobble up the worms and insects he found there. This was fairly easy work, but he kept thinking it would be even easier to steal from the rich man’s kitchen. And no doubt the food would be better too!

When he was full, he went to the pigeon and said, “Sir pigeon, you spend too much time searching for and eating food. It is no good wasting the whole day that way. Let us go home." But the pigeon kept on steadily eating grass seeds, one by one. He was quite happy that way.

At the end of the day, the impatient crow followed the pigeon back to his bird house. They slept in it together peacefully. They spent several days and nights in this way.

Then one day there was a delivery of many kinds of fresh meat and fish. The cook hung them on hooks in the kitchen for storage.

The crow saw this and was overwhelmed by the sight of so much food. His desire became greed, and he began plotting a way to get it all for himself. He decided to pretend to be sick. So he spent the entire night groaning and moaning.

The next morning, the pigeon was ready to go look for food as usual. The crow said, “Go without me, sir pigeon, I have been sick to my stomach all night long."

The pigeon replied, “My dear crow, that sounds so strange. I’ve never heard of a crow getting an upset stomach. But I have heard they sometimes faint from hunger. I suspect you want to gobble up as much as you can of the meat and fish in the kitchen. But it’s for people, not crows. People don’t eat pigeon food. Pigeons don’t eat crow food. And it would not be wise for you to eat people food. It might even be dangerous! So come with me as usual, and be satisfied with crow food, sir crow!"

The crow said, “I’m too sick, friend pigeon, I’m too sick. Go ahead without me."

“Very well," said the pigeon, “but your actions will speak louder than your words. I warn you, don’t risk safety for the sake of greed. Be patient until I return." Then the pigeon left for the day.

But the crow paid no attention. He thought only about grabbing a big piece of fish, and was glad to be rid of the pigeon. “Let him eat grass seeds!" he thought.

Meanwhile, the cook prepared the meat and fish in a big stew pot. While it was cooking, he kept the lid slightly off, to allow the steam to escape. The crow smelled the delicious fragrance in the rising steam. Watching from the bird house, he saw the cook go outside to rest from the heat.

The crow saw that this was the chance he’d been waiting for. So he flew into the kitchen and sat on the edge of the stew pot. First he looked for the biggest piece of fish he could find. Then he stuck his head inside and reached for it. But in so doing, he knocked the lid off! The clattering sound brought the cook into the kitchen at once.

He saw the crow standing on the edge of the pot with a fish bigger than he was, hanging from his beak! Immediately, he closed the door and window of the kitchen. He thought, “This food is for the rich man. I work for him, not for some mangy crow! I will teach him a lesson he’ll never forget!"

The poor crow could not have picked a worse enemy. This cook just happened to be rather ignorant, so he did not mind being cruel when he had the upper hand. He took no pity at all on the clever crow.

He grabbed him, and plucked out all his feathers. The poor crow looked ridiculous without his shining black feathers. Then the vengeful cook made a spicy paste from ginger, salt and chilli peppers. He rubbed it all over the crow’s pink sore skin. Then he put him on the floor of the bird house, and laughed.

The crow sweated and suffered from the terrible burning pain. He cried in agony all day long.

In the evening, the pigeon returned from a quiet day searching for and eating grass seeds. He was shocked to see the terrible state of his friend the crow. He said, “Obviously, you didn’t listen to me at all. Your greed has done you in. I’m so sad there’s nothing I can do to save you. And I’m afraid to stay in this bird house so close to that cruel cook. I must leave at once!"

So the careful pigeon flew away in search of a safer bird house. And the plucked and pasted crow died a painful death.

The moral is: Greed makes one deaf to sound advice.

The Pigeon and the Crow [The Danger of Greed]

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INTERPRETER’S INTRODUCTION – BUDDHIST TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD, VOLUME 1, STORIES 1-50

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忆师兄:寻寻觅觅取得真经,了无牵挂安详往生 同修往生纪实:只要虔诚修学并实行,心就无所畏惧

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两三月前,我的一位同修往生了,大家既难过又高兴。

这是为什么呢?难过的是,这位同修——侯师兄再不能与我们同处于现今这个世界了。高兴的是,他往生时一切吉祥,没有丝毫痛苦,相信他已经去到了幸福的“国度”。

我们相识结缘,还得从两年前说起。

一、偶然结缘

前年,我在学传统文化的群里发了一个视频,内容是分享学《解脱大手印》的受用。

侯师兄看到后就主动加了我,询问哪里可以请到《解脱大手印》。我问他,你是学佛的人吗?学多久了?平时怎么学?学些什么?他一一回答,并告诉我他身体不好,主要是肺有问题,说家里设了念佛堂。我又问他,为什么想要学《解脱大手印》。他说,之前有同乡发过当代南无第三世多杰羌佛的返老回春对比照,还有圣天湖的视频给他看。他们两人都感到非常震撼,认定是佛陀来了,掌持有真佛法。

我惊讶于侯师兄和他同乡有如此善根,真是难能可贵!于是先发了《解脱大手印》的电子版和语音诵读版给他,然后寄去了H.H.第三世多杰羌佛的法著,还带他们一起恭读。

之后,我邀请侯师兄参加观音大悲加持法会,因此有了第一次会面。侯师兄当时非常瘦,似乎一阵风就能吹倒。他因有肺大泡,气息不足,说话声音小,走

路很慢很慢。幸运的是,他向主法师求得了一颗黑宝丸,满意而归。

二、我们眼中的侯师兄

侯师兄的尘肺病很难治愈,是他年轻时在工地干活长期吸入生产性粉尘导致的。他非常痛苦,时常手捂着胸口,说话上气不接下气,那一丝气仿佛随时会断。曾经严重时还遭当地医院拒收,家人把他送到省城医院才抢救过来。

为了让更多人可以安心学佛,他把家里租给别人做生意的三间房子收回,设了佛堂,感召了百人来念佛、诵经,还请出家师来做佛事,让周边的同修们有了归属感。

他念佛做功课,总喜欢跟我分享,但其中也有一些偏知偏见的地方。我接引他学正法后,他非常虔诚,常常跪着闻法,进步飞快,也渐渐明白了一些法理。他说,原来我们之前只念佛但没修行,难怪收效甚微,学佛是要行与法结合,两者都不可或缺啊。我听了也有所触动,生起了要踏实修行的心。

以前,他每年冬天必定因尘肺病住院。学正法后,他到了冬天能安然度过,痛苦减轻了很多。

以前,他舍不得花钱。学正法后,为建坛城他自愿出钱、出房子。

以前,他瘦弱得衣服穿在身上,像挂在竹竿上飘着。学正法后,他的精气神慢慢回来了,走路、说话都有劲了。

一天,他为同修们从网络上下载佛陀法著。下载完《了义经》后,他一脸恍然大悟的样子,说忽然明白了“了义”的意思。

当他身体不舒服时,会马上修《解脱大手印》自他交换菩提黑业法对治,也因此受益匪浅。

今年5月,他在家摔伤了脚,又引起发烧。因为疫情不便出门,烧了二十多天,直至解封才去省城医院。因查不出发烧原因,只能出院了。他发烧的时间不固定,有时上午,有时下午,有时间隔一天。两个多月体温反反复复,时常达38摄氏度。但是,他却并未感到痛苦难熬,还一直参加共修学习。后因家人帮他调试吸氧机时,天太热,开了空调,他受凉后导致了心肺衰竭。

7月22日早晨,他还进群共修,23日零点五十,他坐在床边靠着老伴,念着佛号神态安详地走完了此生的旅程,享年67岁。

消息传来,我有些意外。我曾跟他通过几次话,他都说没事,当时还宽慰我:“感恩师姐费心,我过几天就回家……”

大家从候师兄身上看到了修学正法带来的变化。侯师兄用他的离去让我们再次看到无常,也看到佛法的伟大和真实不虚。

三、侯师兄留下了什么?

侯师兄性格敦厚,爱付出,积极弘扬正法,尽管身体多病,却是大家的主心骨。他常把好处留给别人,自己肩负责任,有问题揽在自己身上。

我曾打趣他,你以往因尘肺病遭受的痛苦都是生活中的磨砺石,磨砺之后,苦尽甘来,自然远离了业障,得遇了善缘,走进了正法。他也笑着认同。

为了能恭闻佛陀法音,侯师兄发愿建佛堂,又恭请到受过建坛内密灌顶接承建堂法的建堂师建立了符合法规的正法佛堂。

正法佛堂是铁定召天龙八部护法入了位设的供,因此设有正法佛堂的人,会受天龙八部护佑。

如今,侯师兄往生了,但他留下了庄严的坛城,留下了一群学正法的人。只要佛堂的种子还保留着,哪怕换供了佛菩萨的相,照常是正法佛堂(值得注意的是,若供了外道神像,则会被污染失效)。因此,只要维护好正法佛堂,侯师兄种下的善因种子会继续扩大,也必定会继续增益善业功德。

大家回报他的是:共同发心诵经四十九天,祈愿他往生净土!同时也会共同努力,精进修行,护持好佛堂,这是我们应尽的一项基本责任。

撰稿:流星雨

忆师兄:寻寻觅觅取得真经,了无牵挂安详往生 同修往生纪实:只要虔诚修学并实行,心就无所畏惧

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41. The Curse of Mittavinda [Chapter 3. Pleasure]

41. The Curse of Mittavinda [Chapter 3. Pleasure]

Buddhist Tales for Young and Old, volume 1, Prince Goodspeaker, Stories 1-50

After seven days on the Indian Ocean, all the winds and currents stopped completely. The ship was stuck! After being dead in the water for seven days, all on board were terrified they would die.

So they drew straws to find out who was the cause of their bad luck and frightening misfortune. Seven times the short straw was drawn by Mittavinda!

They forced him onto a tiny bamboo raft, and set him adrift on the open seas. They shouted, “Be gone forever! You are nothing but a curse!" And suddenly a strong wind sent the ship on its way.

But once again Mittavinda’s life was spared. This was a result of his wholesome actions as a monk, so many births ago. No matter how long it takes, actions cause results.

Sometimes an action causes more than one result, some pleasant and some unpleasant. It is said there are Asuras who live through such mixed results in an unusual way.

Asuras are unfortunate ugly gods. Some of them are lucky enough to change their form into beautiful young dancing girl goddesses. These are called Apsaras.

They enjoy the greatest pleasures for seven days. But then they must go to a hell world and suffer torments as hungry ghosts for seven days. Again they become Apsara goddesses – back and forth, back and forth – until both kinds of results are finished.

While floating on the tiny bamboo raft, it just so happened that Mittavinda came to a lovely Glass Palace. There he met four very pretty Apsaras. They enjoyed their time together, filled with heavenly pleasures, for seven days.

Then, when it was time for the goddesses to become hungry ghosts, they said to Mittavinda, “Wait for us just seven short days, and we will return and continue our pleasure."

The Glass Palace and the four Apsaras disappeared. But still Mittavinda had not regained the peace of mind thrown away by the village monk, so very long ago. Seven days of pleasure had not satisfied him. He could not wait for the lovely goddesses to return. He wanted more and more. So he continued on, in the little bamboo raft.

Lo and behold, he came to a shining Silver Palace, with eight Apsara goddesses living there. Again he enjoyed seven days of the greatest pleasure. These Apsaras also asked him to wait the next seven days, and disappeared into a hell world.

Amazing as it may seem, the greedy Mittavinda went on to seven days of pleasure in a sparkling Jewel Palace with 16 Apsaras. But they too disappeared. Then he spent seven days in a glowing Golden Palace with 32 of the most beautiful Apsaras of all.

But still he was not satisfied! When all 32 asked him to wait seven days, again he departed on the raft.

Before long he came to the entrance of a hell world filled with suffering tortured beings. They were living through the results of their own actions. But his desire for more pleasure was so strong that Mittavinda thought he saw a beautiful city surrounded by a wall with four fabulous gates. He thought, I will go inside and make myself king!

After he entered, he saw one of the victims of this hell world. He had a collar around his neck that spun like a wheel, with five sharp blades cutting into his face, head, chest and back. But Mittavinda was still so greedy for pleasure that he could not see the pain right before his eyes. Instead he saw the spinning collar of cutting blades as if it were a lovely lotus blossom. He saw the dripping blood as if it were the red powder of perfumed sandal wood. And the screams of pain from the poor victim sounded like the sweetest of songs!

He said to the poor man, “You’ve had that lovely lotus crown long enough! Give it to me, for I deserve to wear it now." The condemned man warned him, “This is a cutting collar, a wheel of blades." But Mittavinda said, “You only say that because you don’t want to give it up."

The victim thought, “At last the results of my past unwholesome deeds must be completed. Like me, this poor fool must be here for striking his mother. I will give him the wheel of pain." So he said, “Since you want it so badly, take the lotus crown!"

With these words the wheel of blades spun off the former victim’s neck and began spinning around the head of Mittavinda. And suddenly all his illusions disappeared; he knew this was no beautiful city, but a terrible hell world; he knew this was no lotus crown, but a cutting wheel of blades; and he knew he was not king, but prisoner. Groaning in pain he cried out desperately, “Take back your wheel! Take back your wheel!" But the other one had disappeared.

Just then the king of the gods arrived for a teaching visit to the hell world. Mittavinda asked him, “Oh king of gods, what have I done to deserve this torment?" The god replied, “Refusing to listen to the words of monks, you obtained no wisdom, but only money. A thousand gold coins did not satisfy you, nor even 120,000. Blinded by greed, you struck your mother on your way to grabbing greater wealth still.

“Then the pleasure of four Apsaras in their Glass Palace did not satisfy you. Neither eight Apsaras in a Silver Palace, nor 16 in a Jewel Palace. Not even the pleasure of 32 lovely goddesses in a Golden Palace was enough for you! Blinded by greed for pleasure you wished to be king. Now at last, you see your crown is only a wheel of torture, and your kingdom is a hell world.

“Learn this, Mittavinda – all who follow their greed wherever it leads are left unsatisfied. For it is in the nature of greed to be dissatisfied with what one has, whether a little or a lot. The more obtained, the more desired – until the circle of greed becomes the circle of pain."

Having said this, the god returned to his heaven world home. At the same time the wheel crashed down on Mittavinda. With his head spinning in pain, he found himself adrift on the tiny bamboo raft.

Soon he came to an island inhabited by a powerful she-devil. She happened to be disguised as a goat. Being hungry, Mittavinda thought nothing of grabbing the goat by a hind leg. And the she-devil hiding inside kicked him way up into the air. He finally landed in a thorn bush on the outskirts of Benares!

After he untangled himself from the thorns, he saw some goats grazing nearby. He wanted very badly to return to the palaces and the dancing girl Apsaras. Remembering that a goat had kicked him here, he grabbed the leg of one of these goats. He hoped it would kick him back to the island.

Instead, this goat only cried out. The shepherds came, and captured Mittavinda for trying to steal one of the king’s goats.

As he was being taken as a prisoner to the king, they passed by the world famous teacher of Benares. Immediately he recognized his student. He asked the shepherds, “Where are you taking this man?"

They said, “He is a goat thief! We are taking him to the king for punishment!" The teacher said, “Please don’t do so. He is one of my students. Release him to me, so he can be a servant in my school." They agreed and left him there.

The teacher asked Mittavinda, “What has happened to you since you left me?"

He told the story of being first respected, and then cursed, by the people of the remote village. He told of getting married and having two children, only to see them killed and eaten by demons in the haunted forest. He told of slapping his generous mother when he was crazy with greed for money. He told of being cursed by his shipmates and being cast adrift on a bamboo raft. He told of the four palaces with their beautiful goddesses, and how each time his pleasure ended he was left unsatisfied. He told of the cutting wheel of torture, the reward for the greedy in hell. And he told of his hunger for goat meat, that only got him kicked back to Benares without even a bite to eat!

The world famous teacher said, “It is clear that your past actions have caused both unpleasant and pleasant results, and that both are eventually completed. But you cannot understand that pleasures always come to an end. Instead, you let them feed your greed for more and more. You are left exhausted and unsatisfied, madly grasping at goat legs! Calm down, my friend. And know that trying to hold water in a tight fist, will always leave you thirsty!"

Hearing this, Mittavinda bowed respectfully to the great teacher. He begged to be allowed to follow him as a student. The Enlightenment Being welcomed him with open arms.

The moral is: In peace of mind, there is neither loss nor gain.

41. The Curse of Mittavinda [Chapter 3. Pleasure]

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41. The Curse of Mittavinda [Chapter 2. Greed]

41. The Curse of Mittavinda [Chapter 2. Greed]

Buddhist Tales for Young and Old, volume 1, Prince Goodspeaker, Stories 1-50

Domesticated hunting dog by The British Library is licensed under CC-CC0 1.0

Little did poor Mittavinda know that his lives of constant hunger were about to come to an end. After wandering about, he eventually ended up in Benares.

At that time the Enlightenment Being was living the life of a world famous teacher in Benares. He had 500 students. As an act of charity, the people of the city supported these poor students with food. They also paid the teacher’s fees for teaching them.

Mittavinda was permitted to join them. He began studying under the great teacher. And at last, he began eating regularly.

But he paid no attention to the teachings of the wise master. He was disobedient and violent. During 500 lives as a hungry dog, quarrelling had become a habit. So he constantly got into fist fights with the other students.

It became so bad that many of the students quit. The income of the world famous teacher dwindled down to almost nothing. Because of all his fighting, Mittavinda was finally forced to run away from Benares.

He found his way to a small remote village. He lived there as a hard working labourer, married a very poor woman, and had two children.

It became known that he had studied under the world famous teacher of Benares. So the poor villagers selected him to give advice when questions arose. They provided a place for him to live near the entrance to the village. And they began following his advice.

But things did not go well. The village was fined seven times by the king. Seven times their houses were burned. And seven times the town pond dried up.

They realized that all their troubles began when they started taking Mittavinda’s advice. So they chased him and his family out of the village. They shouted, “Be gone forever! You are nothing but a curse!"

While they were fleeing, they went through a haunted forest. Demons came out of the shadows and killed and ate his wife and children. But Mittavinda escaped.

He made his way to a seaport city. He was lonely, miserable and penniless. It just so happened that there was a kind generous rich merchant living in the city. He heard the story of Mittavinda’s misfortunes. Since they had no children of their own, he and his wife adopted Mittavinda. For better or worse they treated him exactly as their own son.

His new mother and father were very religious. They always tried to do wholesome things. But Mittavinda still had not learned his lesson. He did not accept any religion, so he often did unwholesome things.

Some time after his father’s death, his mother decided to try and help him enter the religious life. She said, “There is this world and there is the one to come. If you do bad things, you will suffer painful results in both worlds."

But foolish Mittavinda replied, “I will do whatever I enjoy doing and become happier and happier. There is no point considering whether what I do is wholesome or unwholesome. I don’t care about such things!"

On the next full moon holy day, Mittavinda’s mother advised him to go to the temple and listen all night long to the wise words of the monks. He said, “I wouldn’t waste my time!" So she said, “When you return I will give you a thousand gold coins."

Mittavinda thought that with enough money he could enjoy himself constantly and be happy all the time. So he went to the temple. But he sat in a corner, paid no attention, and fell asleep for the night. Early the next morning he went home to collect his reward.

Meanwhile his mother thought he would appreciate wise teachings. Then he would bring the oldest monk home with him. So she prepared delicious food for the expected guest. When she saw him returning alone, she said, “Oh my son, why didn’t you ask the senior monk to come home with you for breakfast?"

He said, “I did not go to the temple to listen to a monk or to bring him home with me. I went only to get your thousand gold coins!" His disappointed mother said, “Never mind the money. Since there is so much delicious food prepared – only eat and sleep!" He replied, “Until you give me the money, I refuse to eat!" So she gave him the thousand gold coins. Only then did he gobble up the food until all he could do was fall asleep.

Mittavinda did not think a thousand gold coins were enough for him to constantly enjoy himself. So he used the money to start a business, and before long he became very rich. One day he came home and said, “Mother, I now have 120,000 gold coins. But I am not yet satisfied. Therefore I will go abroad on the next ship and make even more money!"

She replied, “Oh my son, why do you want to go abroad? The ocean is dangerous and it is very risky doing business in a strange land. I have 80,000 gold coins right here in the house. That is enough for you. Please don’t go, my only son!"

Then she held him to keep him from leaving. But Mittavinda was crazy with greed. So he pushed his mother’s hand away and slapped her face. She fell to the floor. She was so hurt and shocked that she yelled at him, “Be gone forever! You are nothing but a curse!"

Without looking back, Mittavinda rushed to the harbour and set sail on the first departing ship.

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