法界佛教總會•DRBA Logo

宣化上人開示錄(十)
Venerable Master Hua’s Talks on Dharma Volume Ten 

化老和尚開示 Lectures by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua

上一頁目錄下一頁

轉末法成為正法

Turn the Dharma-ending Age into the Proper Dharma Age


只要你會用,世間所有的一切法都是佛法。
All the dharmas in the world, if you know how to use them, are just the Buddhadharma.

我們現在是生活在末法時代,為什麼叫「末法」?就因為人人都不認真修行,躲懶偷安,只在名利上用功夫,所以佛法變成有名無實。現在大家打禪七,就是要腳踏實地來修持佛法,把末法的頹風改正過來,使末法成為正法。

 

We are living in the Dharma-ending Age. Why is it called the Dharma-ending Age? Because no one cultivates seriously. Everyone is lazy and lax, exerting himself only for the sake of fame and profit. The Buddhadharma exists in name only; there’s no substance behind it. We are now holding a Chan session, and we want to cultivate the Buddhadharma in a down-to-earth manner so that we can reform the decadent trends of the Dharma-ending Age and turn it into the Proper Dharma Age.

佛法,只要你會用,世間所有的一切法都是佛法。可是人們所行卻與正法背道而馳,專門往邪法上走。修道是要往真的去做,可是現在我們所行所做都是戴著假面具,沒能躬行實踐,認真修行,這樣誤人而且誤己。我們在這堨峊\,就像在雕琢一塊玉,「如切如磋,如琢如磨」,切磋琢磨使它光亮,成為一件有用的器皿。

 

All the dharmas in the world, if you know how to use them, are just the Buddhadharma. Yet people always behave in ways contrary to the Proper Dharma; they know only how to follow deviant teachings. To cultivate, one must do things truthfully. But right now we wear masks in everything we do. We aren’t able to practice the teachings ourselves and cultivate in earnest, so we end up harming others as well as ourselves. Our work here can be likened to carving a piece of jade, "cutting and filing, grinding and polishing," to make a shiny and useful object out of it.

     

我們每個人都可以成佛,但能否成佛就要看我們認不認真。誰認真誰就能成佛,不認真就不能成佛,公修公得,婆修婆得,不修不得。這個禪七就快打完了,第二個禪七又將開始,我們要珍惜時間,不要空過;把光陰空過,想再把它找回來,是不容易的。

Every one of us can become a Buddha, provided we work hard. Whoever works hard can become a Buddha, and whoever doesn’t cannot. Whoever cultivates can have attainment, and whoever doesn’t cannot. This seven-day Chan session is almost over. The second session is about to start. We should cherish the time and not let it pass in vain. Once it’s gone by, it’s not easy to get it back.

     

一九八三年十二月卅一日開示

 

A talk given on December 31, 1983

 

法界佛教總會 • DRBA / BTTS / DRBU

▲Top