培养「父母心」   林钰堂

 

 

真正的菩提心是很难生起的
因为我们一般都有根深蒂固的「我执」
遇事对人的反应都充满成见、计较与敌对

养育小辈的「父母心」
需要充满忍耐、不计较、付出及牺牲的意愿
并且忘我地加以关怀 一路照看着
这样的「父母心」是世间常见的

对一切有情都培养此种「父母心」
可助真正菩提心的生起

当然,菩提心还要有
出离「我执」的智慧成份
也许光靠普及一切有情的「父母心」
尚不能圆成

然而,要证达「众生父母」的佛、菩萨境界
至少也先要养成这样普及一切的「父母心」吧

 

                     二○一六年九月廿八日
                     教师节
                     养和斋    于加州


 

 

Cultivating a ″Parent's Mind″

Yutang Lin

 

Genuine Bodhicitta is very difficult to sprout
Because we ordinarily all have deep-rooted grasping to ″self″
As matters arise our attitudes in reaction are full of prejudices, comparisons and antagonism

A ″parent’s mind″ in raising a younger generation
Requires willingness in all-enduring patience, contributions, sacrifices and no haggles
In addition, there is also a selfless caring and looking after all the way
This kind of a ″parent’s mind″ is frequently found in the world

Cultivating this kind of a ″parent’s mind″ to all sentient beings
Can help genuine Bodhicitta to sprout

Of course, Bodhicitta also requires
The Wisdom element of emancipation from grasping to ″self″
Maybe depending only on a ″parent’s mind″ universal to all sentient beings
Will still be insufficient to fully attain its realization

However, to attain the state of a Buddha or Bodhisattva as ″all sentient beings′ parent″
At least one should first cultivate and attain such a universal ″parent’s mind″ to all

Written in Chinese and translated into English on September 28, 2016
Teachers′ Day
El Cerrito, California


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