正念起修偈 林鈺堂簡繁轉換 - 繁體
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Upone request from disciple Hai Han, new gatha attached.
It maybe recited at the beginning of Dharma practice sessions to remind
oneself of the right thoughts that led to this session.
May all beings attain Enlightenment soon!
From: Hai Han
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 4:27 AM
To: Yutang Lin
Gatha on Right Views to Start Practices
All things arise through causal conditions
Causes and their consequences are binding
Creating Karmas one is trapped in transmigration
Emancipation depends on practicing the Dharma
Human life is transient like candle lights in wind
Leisure for Dharma is as precious as gold in dusts
To pacify all sufferings in the worldly realms
Cease all intentions to concentrate on this practice
Disciple Hai Han (Comprehensive as Ocean) asked me to compose a Gatha so as to summarize the "Common Foundational Practices" as I proposed in my essay on "The Foundational Practices of Vajrayana: A Summary of the Essential Points" as collected in my book on "The First Steps of Vajrayana":
- Understand thoroughly the law of Causation
- Observe the suffering of cyclic existence (Samsara)
- Comprehend the joy that is free from suffering
- Practice the Dharma toward liberation
- Treasure the opportunity to practice the Dharma
And hence I wrote this Gatha.
Written in Chinese on February 3, 2012
Translated into English on March 22, 2015
El Cerrito, California