Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanks Giving

With our palms together and heartful of thanks, every year, we offer our gratitude --
  • We thank our ancestors. Without you we would not have our wonderful genes.

  • We thank our parents. Without you, we would not be born with this body to fulfill our generations of duties.

  • We thank our brother and sisters. Without you, we would not know what companionship is.

  • We thank our teachers. Without you, we would not be exposed to this vast world.

  • We thank our classmates. Without you, we would not have learned about competition and team work.

  • We thank our friends. Without you, we would not have support and caring.

  • We thank our enemies. Without you, we would not be able to learn who we are.

  • We thank our spouse. Without you, we would be incomplete.

  • We thank our kids. Without you, we would not have a family.

  • We thank our society. Without you, we would not have all the utilities, comfort, food, transportation, etc.

  • We thank our Chan Master. Without you, we would not be aware that we are deluded by our mind.


  • Without these blessings, our live will be a mess. Then, how do we reciprocate?

    Sunday, November 22, 2009

    六毒與七毒

    佛菩薩真的是蠻慈悲的。她只是提醒了我們要注意五毒。而我對自己的覺察,我至少還有六毒與七毒。。

    我的六毒是『懶毒』。

    每當我起『懶心』動『懶念』的時候,就會自動地,豪不費力地,找出一大堆的藉口,來推脫,或否決我該圓滿的當下。『累了』,『沒空』,『再討論吧』,『需要嗎』,都可以不需考慮,理當氣壯地,自然反應。

    我的『懶毒』,讓我錯過行功了業的機緣,進入另一個無盡的等待,延長了我已夠漫長的修行路。

    我的第七毒,更是厲害。那是『不安毒』。

    每當我起『不安』的時候,那些為了遮掩『不安』,而說出來的話,想到的方法,連我自己都會嚇一跳。

    我的『不安毒』,包括『萬一』,『如果』,『假設』,『有可能』等等。

    只要有那一絲一毫,一丁點的『不安』,立即就把心門關上,開一小縫與人溝通。。。先來試探試探別人的反應吧。。不要太曝露自己吧。。萬一。。。。所有的防預工作都立即上架。。避免受傷。。。

    自然而然的就忘了,師父教導我們第九及第十大法印 -- 心地光明磊落,智慧博大無邊。

    不安毒,關閉了我的心門。『心即是佛』,也就因此檔住了我的佛,而不再相印,讓我步入了相中,陷入了無明的輪迴。