修行 & 修持

題目: 修行 & 修持

‘修行’ 究竟有沒有 ‘唯一的方向’ ? 但我肯定是 – 沒有 “只有單一的方法”!

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聖嚴法師 < 大法鼓 0562 >

修行的意思是什麼

這個 ‘收’ 是修理的 ‘收’

是修正的 ‘修’

是修正偏差

修理惡習慣

還有是修集的修

學習的意思

練習的意思

所以在英文我們叫修行可能有兩個字

一個是CULTIVATE

那另外一個叫做PRACTICE

兩個字的意思是

用我們的身心奉獻來做一樣什麼的事

以及我很努力的在練習

練習

練習著一些什麼事

什麼動作

我們是佛法講的修持或者修行

修正

修理

修習我們的身囗意三種行為

修我們身體的行為

嘴巴語言的行為

以及我們的思想行為

偏差或者是負面的

醜惡面的

把它修理

修理

修整

還有修一次行不行

不行的

我們往往有一種惡習慣

想一下子把它改變是不容易的

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要一次一次的來修習

練習了

一次失敗沒有關係再來一次

這是改良

改變我們的行為也需要練習

練習

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另外

修行不一定是負面的

而是正面的

過去我們沒有把做的好事

現在我們要做

這也是叫做修習

練習的時候往往會失敗的

開始在練習會失敗的

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因此做任何事

正面的一定是繼續不斷的要修習

你才能夠真正的來達成你修行的成果

這個叫做修持了

不斷的修習

不斷的修行

不斷的練習

繼續的練習

持之以行

持久不斷

持續的做下去

這個叫做修持

練習著持久不斷

那也叫做修持

我們希望

不但是要修行

而要修持

那這樣子的話你要想完成什麼樣子的目的或成果

一定可以完成的

否則的話半途而廢

一曝十寒

那就不叫修持了

 

by 聖嚴法師

 

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Practice and cultivation

Is there only one way to achieve self-cultivation? I am sure there must be more than one way!

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Master Sheng Yen “Big Dharma Drum”

What does it mean to practice Budhism

It means to fix something

And correct something

Correct deviations

Fix bad habits

It also means to learn

Learn and practice

We have two possible terms, therefore, in English

One is ‘cultivate’

And the other is ‘practice’

These words mean doing something by sacrificing our body and mind

I have been practicing hard

Practicing

Practicing something

Some moves

We are talking about practicing Buddhism

To correct

To fix

To study our bodies, our words and our minds

The actions committed by our bodies

The actions committed by our mouths

The actions committed by our minds

Deviations may be negative

And ugly

Get them fixed

Corrected

Sorted

And just once is not enough

It won’t work

We often have bad habits

And it is not easy to change them in one go

—–

We need do it over and over again

Practice it

It’s ok to fail. Just try again

It is an improvement

We need to practice changing our behavior

Practice

——–

And practicing isn’t necessarily negative

It is positive

What we haven’t done properly in the past

Can be done properly now

That is also a kind of practice

We may fail when we practice

We may fail when we start practicing

——–

That is why

Keep practicing what is right

Then you can achieve the results

And that is cultivation

Keep learning

Keep cultivating

Keep practicing

Continue to practice

Never give up

Keep going

Continue on

That is cultivation

Continue to practice and never stop

That is cultivation

We want to not just practice

But to cultivate

Then whatever objectives or results you may want to achieve

Can be accomplished

But if you give up half way through

Efforts are wasted

And it is no longer cultivation

 

Translation by Helena Chung 2015

 

 

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