Friday, 17 November 2017

今天11月17 日欣逢【藥師佛聖誕】

今天1117 日欣逢【藥師佛聖誕】

據《藥師琉璃光七佛本願功德經》記載,藥師琉璃光如來在因地修行菩薩道時,曾發十二大願。

每願都為了滿眾生願,拔眾生苦,醫眾生病。

今天是藥師佛聖誕,讓我們一起來稱念藥師佛名號、吃素、護生、施食、施藥等,回向法界一切眾生,祈願世界和平、無有災病、有情眾生安樂、身心健康!

《藥師佛心咒》:
爹雅他 貝堪則 貝堪則 瑪哈 貝堪則 惹紮 薩穆嘎爹 梭哈

藥師心咒 https://youtu.be/z1NInKAAN2A

南無消災延壽藥師佛!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Buddhist Simile : Chicken and the king of death

Dear friends have you ever pay attention to a chicken. What do they do? Have you ever thought, all of us are like a chicken? Like a chicken who is fed by the owner.

If you pay your attention wisely you will understand all of us are similar to a chicken who is fed by its owner. That is we are fed by the king of death which direct us for rebirth and suffering

What does a chicken do?
Early in the morning a chicken wake up and go outside looking for food its owner has scatter. Chicken look for the foods for its baby chicks. In the evening it goes back to its coop to sleep. And then again the next day morning chicken will repeat the same until it has been slaughtered by its owner.

The chicken and the owner thinks in two different way
The owner scatter food for the chicken every day. He weigh the chicken and feel happy when the chicken has grown enough to supply with meat.

The chicken engross with the food provided by its master. When the master weigh the chicken it thinks the master is showing affection. Chicken do never see the danger of its master feeding it and the slaughtering.

Chicken, you and me
Like the chicken who engross in food, we all engrossed in sights, sounds, smell, tastes, tactile sensations, and ideas. We carry a lot of bad Karma on these. We take these engrossed as our self and cling onto the cycle of rebirth and suffering.

King of death and suffering
Engrossed in sights, sounds, smell, tastes, tactile sensations, and ideas we have no sense enough that we are growing older. How many lives we will be born again, in which form weather in hell, as an animal in heaven or as a human being?

Until we end the craving for sights, sounds, smell, tastes, tactile sensations, and ideas we will do clinging. The clinging will lead to the existence of us in any form of life. With the existence we carry all form of suffering as suffering of birth, old age, illness, death, encountering what is unpleasant, separation from what is pleasant, not getting what you want and the suffering of five appropriate aggregates.

Like the chicken we engross in the clinging until the king of death direct us towards the suffering similar to the chicken been slaughter by its owner.
  
Therefore the wise person will make an effort to end the craving there by cease the clinging and rebirth. Thus the wise will attain the ultimate happiness of nibbana.


……. May you have the wisdom to end suffering……………..

Source  : truebuddhistteachings.org



Tuesday, 14 November 2017

今日教言

🌻2017.11.14 | 今日教言🌻
世间的一切痛苦,都是从自利中产生的。所以,《修心七要》告诉我们:在生活中不管遇到什么苦,均应将其归罪于我执,而不要去责怪别人。若能除掉我执,再不顺的日子都会改变。--《残酷才是青春》


Monday, 13 November 2017

定弘法師:不知道如何懺悔,就讀懺悔文嗎?

問:下面一個問題,末學常常看到我們學佛要發願,末學不明白應該怎樣發願,一定要在佛前發願嗎?要發願往生淨土,應該怎麼發?還有懺悔,師父上人和很多大德都強調,末學不知道如何懺悔,就讀懺悔文嗎?末學剛踏入社會不久,條件還不是很好,我和先生在北京上班,租的房子沒有多余居室,末學放書在臥室應該注意什麼?如果早上早起,先生還在睡覺,我可以在臥室拜佛嗎?

定弘法師答:這個發願關鍵是發真誠的心,至於說形式上怎麼個發,那個並不重要。那妳可以用祖師大德的發願文來幫助自己發願。最好的發願文就是蓮池大師的「西方發願文」,這是印光大師最先贊嘆的。懺悔文,我們師父老人家每天都做的一個懺悔文,在香港佛陀教育協會有流通,妳可以來索要。不知道網上有沒有得下載,應該都會有。我每天懺悔就用那懺悔文,寫得非常的直白,也很真誠。讀的時候隨文入觀,就會很有效果。如果家里沒有條件拜佛,妳自己在臥室里拜,那都可以,實在沒有這條件,佛也不會見怪我們。總是學佛要有一個誠敬心,在自己的條件上盡量的來表示自己的恭敬。

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Four Aspirations When Sharing Merits 四愿回向

愿消累劫诸业障。
愿得福慧日增长。
愿尽此身出娑婆。
愿佛接引生安养。
May I eradicate all karmic obstacles accumulated from many kalpas. May I attain blessings and wisdom, with each day increasing them. May I, at the end of this life, exit from the Saha World. May Amitabha Buddha (Amituofo) receive and guide me to be born in his Pure Land Of Peaceful Nurturing.
Six Perfections (六度):
Blessings (福) are created with good moral conduct, by practising the first five perfections of Generosity (布施), Morality (持戒), Patience (忍辱), Diligence (精进) and Meditation (禅定), that can be practised with mindfulness of Amitabha Buddha’s name (Amituofo), while the sixth and last perfection is Wisdom (慧). All Six Perfections can be cultivated with the practice of mindfulness of Amituofo, as in the links below.

Source : purelander.com

Friday, 10 November 2017

《 佛典故事 - 无常 》

三千多年前,佛法兴盛的古印度王朝,世尊于舍卫国的祇洹精舍,为诸天、人、龙鬼等宣说佛法……
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此时舍卫国波斯匿王的母亲,已高龄九十多岁,因岁长年迈而身染重病,不久便因病过世。孝顺的波斯匿王带领朝中大臣依循礼节,如法送葬。待葬礼结束,波斯匿王来到精舍,恭敬地顶礼世尊。
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世尊请波斯匿王随坐于侧,看到国王不同以往的穿着及忧伤的神情,关心地询问:为何今日国王衣着及形色异于往常,发生了什么事情呢?波斯匿王回答世尊:家母因年迈,得重病过世,今日刚遣送亡母的灵柩至墓地,回程特地前来觐见世尊。
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世尊得知原因后,告诉波斯匿王:推古演今,生、老、病、死这四件事最令人畏惧,因为人出生后会渐渐衰老,病苦会使人渐无光泽,死时四大分散,并与亲人饱受别离之苦。世间万物一切无常,无有久居而不灭者,亦如生命随着时间一天天地消逝,好似河流昼夜川流不息。昔日的国王、拥有五通的仙人、乃至诸佛、阿罗汉,至今皆无人长久住世,所以您不要因为过于哀恸而伤了身体。国王是一位孝顺的君王,应当多为您的母亲修斋、培福、供养三宝,才是真正利益您的母亲。世尊语毕,波斯匿王及诸大臣们皆除却忧恼,法喜充满。


典故摘自:《法句譬喻经.卷一》


省思

《涅槃经》云:是身无常,念念不住,犹如电光暴水幻炎。世间之法,生灭迁流,无刻不变异,是故应当把握时光,修善培福,广修供养。


Thursday, 9 November 2017

可否帶著超度的心殺死蚊蠅?

  佛教所講的不殺生,對象是一切眾生。從平等的角度來說,蚊蠅也有佛性;從生存的角度來說,螻蟻尚且偷生,我們有什麼權利剝奪它們的生命?至于帶著超度的心殺它們,這一說法值得商榷。首先,你有沒有能力超度它?其次,它願不願意被你超度?如果現在有人對你說:我要殺了你,使你得到超度,在座的是否有人願意?

  當然,歷代祖師也有一些特殊的教化方式,這在密宗和禪宗都有記載。雖然這些做法從聲聞戒來說是不允許的,但這些大德已經成就,確有把握超度這些眾生,而且他的行為不僅對眼前這些眾生有利,還能利益更多眾生。但這些屬于特殊事例,對我們這些凡夫來說,絕不能以這一借口輕易殺生。如果我們這樣做的話,不但造作殺業,更會犯下妄語罪業,為墮落惡道之因

文章来源: 《地藏經》修學 (社團) posted by Angela Ney

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

染阿含 - 转念安伏心受修法

佛陀又提醒富楼那尊者说,西方输卢那人凶恶、轻躁、弊暴、好骂。如果你遭到凶恶、轻躁、弊暴、好骂、侮辱的话,应该怎么办呢?
富楼那尊者说,我会这样想:他们只是骂我,还没有动手或用石块打我。

佛陀说,假如他们打你了呢?
富楼那尊者说,我会这样子想:他们只是动手或用石块打我,还没有拿刀、杖砍我、打我。

佛陀又说,假如他们拿刀、杖砍你、打你呢?
富楼那尊者说,我会这样想:他们只是拿刀、杖砍我、打我,还没有取我性命。

佛陀又问,假如他们要取你性命呢?
富楼那尊者回答说,我会这样想:有许多佛弟子,感受到自己的身体,所带来的种种祸患,而厌离自杀的。如果他们杀我,正好让我省了麻烦,得以脱离身体的种种祸患。

佛陀因而赞叹富楼那尊者忍辱的精神,足以去西方输卢那布教。并嘉勉他去度化输卢那人,令不安者得以安详,未涅槃的人能入涅槃。

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

【佛典故事】超脫四食 斷生死流

昔日,釋迦牟尼佛在舍衛國的祇樹給孤獨園弘化之時,為比丘們開示:世間一切眾生以四種食長養生命,是哪四種食呢?第一種是「摶食」,或大、或小;第二種是「更樂食」;第三種是「念食」;最後一種是「識食」。

「什麼是摶食呢?摶食,就是現在人們為了滋養色身所攝取、一切可以入口的食物。什麼是更樂食呢?更樂食,就是當眼、耳、鼻、舌、身與外在塵境色、聲、香、味、觸相對時,所産生的喜樂覺受。譬如:柔軟的衣裳、莊嚴的傘蓋、芳香的花朵、燃薰和香油等,凡是讓身體長養喜樂的覺受,都是更樂食的範疇。

什麼是念食呢?念食,是第六意識的作用,心中所想念、所思惟者,在歷緣對境的時候,或是藉由口中說出、或是經由身體接觸,包括所有能長養、支持諸根之法,就是念食。

什麼是識食呢?識食,是以第八阿賴耶識為體,薰習積集業識種子。從色界初禪梵天到無色界的有想天、無想天,都是以識為食,這就是識食。

比丘!一切有情眾生依靠這四種食,生生世世流轉生死。因此,諸位比丘!應當以捨離此四種食為修行方向,精進學習,方能出離生死。」

當時,在座比丘們聽聞世尊的教誨,個個歡喜信受,依教奉行。 

典故摘自:《增壹阿含經.卷第二十一.苦樂品第二十九(四)》


省思

欲界眾生,容易迷惑於對飲食、睡眠、愛欲的追求,因此流轉生死,輪迴不已。依於五根貪著五塵境界,輾轉增長其他種種的貪欲,繼而造種種造殺盜淫妄之業,遂令惡業果報綿延不絕。所以要離苦,當從少欲開始!


進一步思惟,一切生活所需,皆是藉假修真之因緣,懂得少欲知足、心不貪著,不再被種種欲望纏縛,有了定力、能作主,人生步步都是光明;如是精進,終得離三界大苦,得涅槃之樂。