眷顧因緣 Causal Conditions for Favors

眷顧因緣   林鈺堂簡繁轉換 - 繁體

 

 

因緣循因果法則決定一切
一般遇事希求佛菩薩眷顧
令困境得解 所求滿願
佛心平等欲究竟饒益一切眾生
亦無從偏私芸芸眾生之任一位                     

一般為私心所限
只求速利 而未思及
一己有何福德因緣
可冀善果
往往反怨佛法不靈 菩薩少慈

修行佛法者
若能不顧自心所偏好偏惡之一切
一心修法弘法 長遠不懈
佛眼視之
即成可助眾生得佛法助益及究竟解脫之法器
若不加以眷顧護持
則不能多多利益眾生
因此不待祈請
自然全力周密護佑
令法器安穩 所作成辦

為一己而求聖眾眷顧
往往因為因緣不具足而失望
不顧己而專志於佛事
反而不需用心自然常在聖眾之眷顧中

                     二○一四年三月五日
                     養和齋   於加州

 

 

Causal Conditions for Favors

 

Yutang Lin

 

 

According to causal laws causal conditions determine all matters
Ordinarily as matters arise people seek Buddhas' and Boddhisattvas' favors
So that their perplexities be resolved and wishes fulfilled
Buddha's mind intends to benefit all beings equally and ultimately
Nevertheless unless causal conditions are sufficient and matching
No way to prefer and favor anyone among the multitude of all beings

Ordinarily people are confined by self-centeredness
Only seeking fast profits without considering
What meritorious causal conditions dose one possess
To expect beneficial fruits
Often on the contrary
They blame Dharma as ineffectual
And Bodhisattvas as lack of mercy

If a Dharma practitioner can
Not taking into consideration all one's preferences and prejudices
Instead single-mindedly and whole-heartedly engage in
Dharma practices and propagations
For a life-long time without slack
In eyes of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
That constitutes a Dharma instrument capable of
Helping beings to gain benefits through Dharma and reach ultimate liberation
If such a practitioner is not well looked after and taken care of
Then it will not be possible to benefit more sentient beings in many ways
Therefore without waiting for supplications
Naturally they will do their best to safeguard and preserve such a practitioner
So that a Dharma instrument can function well to benefit all

Seeking holy beings' favors for personal matters
Often will result in dismay due to lack of sufficient causal conditions
Devoting oneself only into Dharma practices and services despite selfish considerations
Will on the contrary render one to abide constantly and naturally
In the favors of all holy beings

 

Written in Chinese and translated on March 5, 2014
El Cerrito, California