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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

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一切唯心造

Everything Is Made from the Mind


一切的一切,都是唯心造。
心能造天堂、造人、造修羅、造畜生、造餓鬼、造地獄。
Everything whatsoever is made from the mind.
The mind can create heavens, and it can also create people, asuras, animals, hungry ghosts, and hells.

在《華嚴經》上說:「若人欲了知,三世一切佛;應觀法界性,一切唯心造」,一切道理,都是唯心所現;三世一切佛,也是唯心所現。總而言之,一切的一切,都是唯心造。

 

The Flower Adornment (Avatamsaka) Sutra says,

If people wish to understand
All Buddhas of the three periods of time,
They should contemplate the nature of
     the Dharma Realm.
Everything is made from the mind alone.

人能造天堂,人能造地獄;行十善便是造天堂,行十惡便是造地獄。心又能造人、造修羅、造畜生、造餓鬼。人的心就是這樣微妙,千變萬化不離一念,所以說「一切唯心造」。

 

All principles are manifestations of the mind. All Buddhas of the three periods of time are also manifestations of the mind. In general, everything is made from the mind.

People can create heavens, and they can also create hells. Practicing the Ten Good Deeds creates the heavens; while practicing the Ten Evil Deeds creates the hells. The mind can also create people, asuras, animals, and hungry ghosts. That’s how wonderful the human mind is. The myriad changes and transformations are not beyond a single thought, hence the saying, “Everything is made from the mind alone.”

我們舉心動念,諸佛悉知悉見。可是我們人,往往都是掩耳盜鈴,自己騙自己,以為反正佛不知道、菩薩不知道、神不知道、鬼不知道,誰也不知道。有這種思想後,便會做出種種顛倒的事情,害人害己,鑄成大錯。

Every thought that arises in our minds is completely seen and known by the Buddhas. However, we like to “cover our ears and steal a bell”-we try to fool ourselves. We think the Buddhas won’t know, or the Bodhisattvas won’t know, or the ghosts and spirits won’t know-no one will know. When we think like that, we dare to do all kinds of muddled things that harm ourselves as well as others, and end up making serious mistakes.

我們在佛教堶n擁護道場,以復興佛教為己任,不可以在道場造惡業。要曉得一切唯心造,所以萬佛聖城的法界大學、培德中學、育良小學,都以不爭、不貪、不求、不自私、不自利、不妄語六大宗旨為校訓。

In Buddhism, we should protect our places of cultivation and consider it our personal duty to make Buddhism flourish. We should not create bad karma in a place of cultivation. We should understand that all things are made from the mind. Therefore, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, Developing Virtue Secondary School, and Instilling Goodness Elementary School of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas all take the Six Guidelines of not fighting, not being greedy, not seeking, not being selfish, not pursuing personal advantage, and not lying as their school motto.

     

一九八四年四月十二日開示

 

A talk given on April 12, 1984

 

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