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為自己累積福慧資糧;為世間獻上無盡祝福 ……
由10月18日開始,住持阿闍黎雅諦喇嘛將於網上帶領修持,誠意邀請對佛法有興趣的朋友(不需禪修經驗)踴躍參與,共霑法喜:
以虔敬修持的清淨力量,翩然迎向度母的慈愛,覺醒的道路上穩步前進。
法本:
《度母曼達二資糧心要儀軌》出自密意藏度母甚深精髓
法本將同步於屏幕顯示,不需預先下載。
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【綠度母四大曼達】Facebook Live網上法會

12月份 逢星期二、星期四及星期六
(12號及26號除外)

上午9:30~11:00

為自己累積福慧資糧;為世間獻上無盡祝福 ……
由10月18日開始,住持阿闍黎雅諦喇嘛將於網上帶領修持,誠意邀請對佛法有興趣的朋友(不需禪修經驗)踴躍參與,共霑法喜:
以虔敬修持的清淨力量,翩然迎向度母的慈愛,覺醒的道路上穩步前進。
法本:
《度母曼達二資糧心要儀軌》出自密意藏度母甚深精髓
法本將同步於屏幕顯示,不需預先下載。
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Tergar Hong Kong 德噶香港禪修中心Tergar Hong Kong 德噶香港禪修中心的直播預告。November 29
【綠度母四大曼達】Facebook Live網上法會

12月份 逢星期二、星期四及星期六
(12號及26號除外)

上午9:30~11:00

為自己累積福慧資糧;為世間獻上無盡祝福 ……
由10月18日開始,住持阿闍黎雅諦喇嘛將於網上帶領修持,誠意邀請對佛法有興趣的朋友(不需禪修經驗)踴躍參與,共霑法喜:
以虔敬修持的清淨力量,翩然迎向度母的慈愛,覺醒的道路上穩步前進。
法本:
《度母曼達二資糧心要儀軌》出自密意藏度母甚深精髓
法本將同步於屏幕顯示,不需預先下載。
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Tergar Hong Kong 德噶香港禪修中心November 29
【2020亞洲德噶佛法課程「阿彌陀佛淨土法門修持」四之三開示摘要】

主講:詠給・明就仁波切
日期:2020年11月28日 晚上七點半(香港/台灣/北京時間)
中文翻譯:妙琳法師

我們繼續講解「淨土四因」。

昨天我們已經教授了前兩個因,就是「皈依」跟「發菩提心」,今天要談到第三個因「積聚資糧」。

▍三,積聚資糧

積聚資糧或者說累積善德這部分的內容,包括了任何的善德、善行,比如說六度波羅蜜都算是。六度波羅蜜所說的就是佈施、持戒、忍辱、精進、禪定、智慧這六個波羅蜜;以及修持止跟觀的禪修,或者修持八正道,以及各種社會工作、做社工也算,去做佈施、做捐助這些都是。還有,像是在德噶,我們所做的道上的修持,包括開心禪的一、二、三階,以及之後的解脫道一、二、三、四、五階。

以上所說的,都屬於「積聚資糧」的內容。

之前就提過,如果要結合我們的開心禪、解脫道以及淨土的修持,就是在修持的時候:
一,前行:一開始從「皈依發心」開始。
二,正行:接著中間做開心禪或解脫道的修持。
三,結行:最後迴向,迴向一切的眾生能夠得到證悟,你也能夠去利益一切的眾生,能夠圓滿的證悟。

你做到了以上這三點,這樣的修持也迴向往生淨土,這就是求生淨土的修持了。

有的人會做四加行的前行修持,或者是其他法本、成就法的修持,這樣的修持也是能夠往生淨土的修持。

▍淨土法門,「買一送五」的修持

如果你希望主修淨土法門,可以用我們這次閉關用這個小法本,做這樣的修持。

1.皈依:

在這個法本裡頭,我們先皈依阿彌陀佛,然後想像阿彌陀佛就在我們的面前。

2.空性的修持:

我們講過,其實阿彌陀佛就是我們真實自性的顯現,所以在觀想阿彌陀佛的時候,你可以想像阿彌陀佛的形象,就如同水面上倒影的月亮。

我們現在所處的這個被稱為「五濁惡世」的世間,它是我們自性的一種不淨的顯現。比如說這個保溫杯,它其實就是我們的真實自性的不淨顯現,不清淨的顯現。因為這只杯子有可能造成痛苦,帶來煩惱。

而極樂淨土,它是我們真實自性清淨的顯現,佛陀也是我們自性的一種清淨顯現。

所以在想像這樣一個淨土的時候,要知道淨土也是空性的,佛彌陀淨土就像水中的月亮,水中倒影的月亮,非常的鮮活、清楚、明亮,卻不是真的月亮。

我們想像的阿彌陀佛淨土,就像水中的月亮、像彩虹、像陽焰,或者是你擠住眼睛,看到兩個月亮,你很清楚看到兩個月亮,其實根本沒有兩個月亮。

如果能這樣做修持,這樣一個淨土的修持,也就成為空性的修持了。

當我們憶念佛以及淨土,觀想阿彌陀佛以及極樂淨土的時候,一定要用上覺知,一定要用上正念,所以在這樣一種觀想中間,你已經在做止的禪修。

你觀像彌陀的時候,知道它是空性的,如同水中的月亮、如同彩虹、如同夢一般,這就成為一個空性的修持。那就是空性的觀修、觀的禪修了。

3.慈悲心、菩提心的修持:

第三,在做這個修持的時候,你生起了菩提心,你知道自己修持的目的是什麼,你生起了要利益眾生的這樣一種心願,那就是慈悲跟菩提心的修持了。

那麼在觀想佛陀放光,照射到我們跟眾生,淨化掉我們一切的痛苦、煩惱和障礙。淨除惡業這個就是一個菩提心的修持。

4.淨觀的修持:

第四點,就是我們在金剛乘所說的淨觀的修持。

「淨觀」這一點,就是我們都認識到「其實根本沒有輪迴」,在這樣一個觀想當中,你看到一切都是空性的,不是真的。然後觀想放光,自他全部都轉化為阿彌陀佛,這樣一切都眾生都成佛了,這就是淨觀的意義所在,這就是淨觀的修持。

5.祈願

最後我們要祈願,向佛陀祈請、祈願「我最後要成佛」,你就變成了阿彌陀佛!

這一部分的觀想,外在有外境的阿彌陀佛;而真正的阿彌陀佛,是你的真實自性。你這樣去做皈依,就是「究竟的皈依」,這樣修持,就是勝義諦的皈依修持。

你是阿彌陀佛,這就是究竟的皈依。

綜合以上所有修持,從皈依、發心,到止、觀的修持,以及金剛乘之精髓的淨觀修持,它們囊括了一切法道,一切佛法的精髓,我們所說的八萬四千法門的精髓,都涵蓋在剛剛所說的所有這些修持當中。可以說這是個「買一送五」的做法。

▍結合開心禪與解脫道,修持淨土法門

如果你學過開心禪的教法,做這樣一個淨土修持,就涵蓋了開心禪一、二、三階的修持精華:
一,止的修持:你觀想佛陀淨土,這就是開心禪一階「止」的修持。
二,慈悲的修持:你帶著「利益一切眾生的動機」作修持,這就是慈悲----開心禪二階的修持。
三,空性的修持:你能夠認識到阿彌陀佛以及淨土如同水月一般,像夢一樣,是如幻的夢中修持,那就是空性的修持,就是開心禪三階的內容。

如果已經學過解脫道的同學做這樣的修持,要認識到「一切都是心的顯現」,你觀想所看到的彌陀淨土,就是你心的顯現,就是心之明性的展現,這就包含了解脫道的修持精髓。

▍直接證悟,就不再需要淨土

在西藏,有些修行人非常認真的修持淨土法門,結果他們最後發現:自己其實並不需要淨土!

一生所做的修持,都是要往生淨土、往生淨土,但到最後卻不需要淨土了,這是為什麼呢?因為「A計畫」達成了!

所以用這樣一個法本、這樣一個成就法念誦修持的話,其實已經涵蓋了「直接證悟」的修持方法在其中;如果你直接證悟了,那麼當下就是淨土,你根本就不需要阿彌陀佛的淨土了。

(明就仁波切2020年11月28日亞洲德噶佛法課程「阿彌陀佛淨土法門修持」四之三開示摘要)
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Day 3-The Essence of Teachings on Amitabha Pure Land
by Mingyur Rinpoche (2020-11-28)

Two of the four causes have been mentioned previously: Refuge and Bodhicitta. Today I will continue with the accumulation of virtue.

▍3. Accumulation of virtue

The accumulation of virtue includes the six Paramitas: Generosity, Discipline, Patience, Effort, Samadhi and Wisdom. It also encompasses the practice of Shamatha and Vipassana; the practice of the 8 Noble Paths; the practice of of social work; and the practice of our paths in Tergar: Joy of Living Levels 1,2,3 and Path of Liberation Levels 1 to 5.

As I have mentioned before, if you are already practising JOL or POL, then you can transform that practice into Pure Land practice by doing the following:
1. In the beginning, add Refuge and Bodhicitta;
2. In the middle is your current practice (whatever you are practising now - Joy of Living or Path of Liberation);
3. In the end, you dedicate to the full enlightenment of all beings: “In order to help all beings to get fully enlightened, I therefore wish to be reborn in Amitabha Pure Land.”
Then all these become Amitabha Pure Land practice.

Some people do the Four Foundation Practice, or the other Buddhist sadhanas but they are the same. You can also have Amitabha as your main practice by using the text provided in this teaching: “A Short Sadhana of Amitabha Practice”.
[https://www.tergarasia.org/resources/a-short-sadhana-of-amitabha-practice/]

▍The Practice of Amitahba Pure Land: “buy one get five free”

If your special and main practice is Amitabha Pure Land practice, then you can use this text (A Short Sadhana of Amitabha Practice).

1.Refuge:

In this text, we begin with Refuge and Bodhicitta. We imagine Amitabha in front of us.

2.Emptiness Practice:

Amitabha is the manifestation of our true nature. When imagining Amitabha, it’s important that you imagine Amitabha just like the moon’s reflection in the lake, like a dream.

This world is the impure manifestation of our nature, so is this cup. Because this cup may cause suffering, may cause negative emotions.

But Amitabha Pure Land is the pure manifestation of our true nature, which is as same as Amitabha Buddha.

When you think about Amitabha Pure Land, you can you can view it like the moon’s reflection in the lake. It looks like moon, very beautiful and bright, but at the same time it’s not the real moon.

Amitabha is emptiness, like the moon’s reflection, or like a rainbow, or a mirage. It’s also like when you squeeze your eyes, you could see double moons very clear, but there are no double moons in the sky.

Then that becomes an Emptiness Practice or Vipassana Practice.

When you imagine Amitabha and Amitabha Pure Land, you need to have awareness and mindfulness, and so actually it becomes Shamatha Practice.

3. Loving Kindness & Compassion and Bodhicitta Practice:

If the purpose for imagining Amitabha and Pure Land is to help all beings, then it becomes Bodhicitta Practice, Loving Kindness & Compassion Practice.

When we imagine the light going out, purifying all sufferings and the negative emotions of all beings, this is the practice of Bodhicitta.

4. Pure Perception Practice:

Especially in Vajrayana, Pure Perception means that we consider ourselves as Buddha, so Samsara does not exist. It’s emptiness, not true. We all are Buddhas, so in the end I I am a Buddha, and all beings are Buddhas. To recognize that is what we call Pure Perception.

5.Praying:

Then you pray to Amitabha, in the end you also become Amitabha.

When you pray to Amitabha, that is the external Refuge; when you become Amitabha, the real Amitabha is within you. So in trying to understand and imagine like that is the practice of the ultimate Refuge.

You’re Amitabha; the real refuge is within - that’s is the practice of ultimate Refuge.

By this practice, actually all the paths of the Dharma are being practised; all the 84,000 teachings of the Buddha are here. Buy one, get five (refuge, bodhicitta, shamatha, vipassana and pure perception) free.

▍Practice of Amitabha Pure Land combined with JOL & POL practice

The Amitabha Pure Land practice contains the essence of JOL Levels 1,2 and 3:

1. Shamata practice: when you focus on Amitabha, that is awareness as introduced in JOL Level 1 practice;

2. Love & Compassion practice: the purpose of your practice is for all beings, that is JOL 2, loving kindness and compassion;

3. Emptiness practice: Amitabha is like the moon’s reflection, that is the emptiness practice which is JOL 3.

Those of you who practice Path of Liberation, you can imagine Amitabha as the manifestation of the nature of mind or the clarity – the essence of POL practice.

▍Direct realization doesn’t need Pure Land

In Tibet, some very serious practitioners practice Amitabha practice their entire lives but in the end they don’t need Amitabha Pure Land! Why? Because Plan A is successful!

When you practise Amitabha Sadhana with this practice, it already includes Plan A. Once you achieve direct realization, then it’s not necessary to rely on Amitabha Pure Land because everywhere becomes Amitabha Pure Land.