Friday, May 13, 2016

阿彌陀佛

二零一四淨土大經科註  (第三二七集)  2016/5/7  香港佛陀教育協會  檔名:02-041-0327
       諸位法師,諸位同學,請坐。請大家跟我一起皈依三寶:阿闍黎存念,我弟子妙音,始從今日,乃至命存,皈依佛陀,兩足中尊;皈依達摩,離欲中尊;皈依僧伽,諸眾中尊。阿闍黎存念,我弟子妙音,始從今日,乃至命存,皈依佛陀,兩足中尊;皈依達摩,離欲中尊;皈依僧伽,諸眾中尊。阿闍黎存念,我弟子妙音,始從今日,乃至命存,皈依佛陀,兩足中尊;皈依達摩,離欲中尊;皈依僧伽,諸眾中尊。
       請看《大經科註》第七百七十七頁,我們從末後最後第二行看起,從這段看起:
       就是《念佛三昧寶王論》這上面所說的。這一段前面是引用《無量壽經宗要》,引用鳩摩羅什大師的比喻,最重要的是說明五逆十惡,造極重的罪業,臨終不迷惑,頭腦很清楚,遇到善知識勸導你斷惡修善、改邪為正,十念、一念都能往生。這也是淨宗難信之法。為什麼難信能信?後面這幾句說得好,「乃至一念,念心純固,亦得往生」。就是乃至一念,一念這個念心純、堅固(純是不夾雜,固是堅固),不為外面境界影響,他能往生。這一段要是搞清楚、搞明白,多少學佛做錯事情的人明白、知道了,只要肯回頭,極樂世界依舊有分,這還得了!原因這上面講出來了,「蓋以暗合道妙,巧入無生。是故五逆十惡,臨終念佛,乃至一念,亦得往生」。這幾句話太重要了,多少人敵不過外面境界的誘惑,有意無意造極重的罪業。這種人有沒有?有,很多,不少。那他怎麼辦?有沒有救?有救。這個地方的經文就有救,理事都說得很圓滿,就是這個一念心,這個一念心是臨終時候的一念,是最難得最難得,平常改不了,臨終的時候能改掉嗎?諸位想想這多難的事情。這是什麼人?老修的同修應該都知道,經上講的,凡是這一生能往生的人,都是過去生中生生世世,無量劫來在念佛法門裡頭種了善根,曾經供養無量諸佛如來,這一世又遇到,得人身,遇佛法,這是機緣,這個緣分成就了,得到無量諸佛如來冥冥當中的保佑、加持你,讓你在臨終一下醒悟過來,不迷惑了,以真誠心徹底放下這個世界,沒有留戀、沒有牽掛了,一心念這句阿彌陀佛,願生淨土,他就能生。不是沒有原因的,要把過去無量劫的修行都要算進來,這就不稀奇了,一般所講善根深厚。這個善根怎麼算?從無始劫以來生生世世,多少生的修行沒去得了,這一生碰到,碰到了依舊造作重業,但是你有信心,全用在臨命終時這一念。「真信切願」,這四個字蕅益大師告訴我們的,重要,比什麼都重要,真正相信。我們生在現前這個世界,社會動亂,人心不善,造作惡業的人多,真想用功的人障緣很多、誘惑很多,你能受得了嗎?受不了,那就隨業流轉,沒法子;如果能夠忍受,能夠忍受是般若的力量,就是智慧。般若是什麼?看到所有境界都是假的,凡所有相皆是虛妄。
       昨天晚上有同修放一小段的電影給我看,這個電影說的是什麼?說的是量子力學全息照片。我第一次看到,我看懂了,我看明白了。明白什麼?明白佛教經典偉大,真能解決問題。量子能不能解決問題?不能解決,解決問題裡頭又衍生出問題來,像環一樣一個套一個、一個套一個。這讓我們體會到佛陀的偉大。佛陀教我們怎麼解決問題?放下,問題就解決了。他沒放下,他還要一個套一個、一個套一個,永遠套不完。這就是什麼?阿賴耶裡面的把戲;這在今天是高等科學。從哪裡來的?還是從心想生,這佛說的,一切法從心想生,它沒有離開心想。這些虛妄的幻相,幻相裡面說明一樁事情,整個宇宙跟自己念頭是一體。他們還沒體會到這一點。逐漸逐漸了解,整個宇宙不是各個獨立的,是有關聯的,是有互相影響的,沒有時間,沒有空間,宇宙是一體。佛法裡說得好、說得清楚,文字也不多,妙極了!用什麼方法?放下就是。這句話太重要了。不但外頭境界相要放下,假的,不是真的,佛告訴我們,千千萬萬要記住,時時刻刻要記住,心有所動搖的時候,把它回味一下就平靜了,那就是一彈指三十二億百千念,一秒鐘二千二百四十兆的生滅。這是佛經上告訴我們的,我們現前的事實真相如是,一秒鐘二千二百四十兆,單位是兆。這些我們不能不知道。這個兆,台灣跟大陸算法不一樣,大陸上一兆等於一百萬,一百萬叫一兆;台灣不是的,台灣算法是一萬億,這差別太大,一萬億,一兆等於一萬億。你說一百萬,行;你說一萬億,也行。為什麼行?因為它都不是真的,只要你有這個概念就可以,二千二百四十兆一秒鐘。
       在這種高頻率波動之下,我們沒有感覺。我常跟同學們說,我們用電影的底片,影片是幻燈片。老式的電影是動畫原理組成的,放映機的鏡頭打開,這一張幻燈片打在銀幕上,把它關起來,換第二張,鏡頭再一開是第二張,不是第一張。那一張它在銀幕上時間多長?是二十四分之一秒。這很好懂,不難明瞭,是二十四分之一秒,也就是一秒鐘在銀光幕上暴露的是二十四張底片,一片一片的換。我們看到是連續的這種動畫,看到好像是真的事情一樣。電視發明之後,早年是黑白電視,現在年輕一點的同學沒見過。五十年前的電視是黑白電視,一秒鐘五十張就不容易看出來,現在彩色電視一秒鐘一百張。我們現在在電視上看的螢幕,它的壽命多長?百分之一秒。是真的,是假的?假的,百分之一秒。如果電視這個畫面給你看,看一張,百分之一秒的,你看到什麼?連一道閃光都沒有看到。二十四分之一秒,可以看到一道閃光,閃光裡面什麼東西看不見,還沒看見,沒有了,二十四分之一秒。現在一百分之一秒,你眼睛睜得再大,連閃光都沒看到。事實的真相佛告訴我們,一秒鐘多少個畫面?二千二百四十兆。我們要有這個概念。所以《般若經》上說的這句話,你就真懂得、真明白了,這一句是什麼?「一切法無所有,畢竟空,不可得」。無論是物質畫面,精神上的念頭,起心動念,念頭,念頭也是一樣,也是一秒鐘二千二百四十兆次的生滅,不是真的,別當真就沒事。
       諸佛菩薩到我們這個世間來,現我們的身相,跟我們在一起講經教學,他的頻率跟我們的頻率一樣高,沒有兩樣。不一樣的是什麼?他們沒在意。沒在意,沒有意識,就是說什麼?他們沒有起心,沒有動念,沒有分別,沒有執著。我用「沒在意」這句話說。我們跟他怎麼不一樣?我們在意,我們起心動念、分別執著。這個麻煩大了,只要在這個虛幻的境界裡頭起心動念、分別執著,於是又一個現相出來了。這個東西與量子力學就有關係,量子力學現在還沒有做這個說明,還差一等級,再提升,對於假的虛妄幻相,他就會有概念,至少可以到阿羅漢的境界。到佛的境界很難,到阿羅漢的境界那也就不簡單了,能超越輪迴。不執著了,阿羅漢不執著,有分別,有起心,有動念,所以他脫離六道輪迴,出不了十法界。十法界怎麼樣?分別心沒有了才能出十法界。換句話說,阿羅漢、辟支佛都還有分別,沒有執著。這個東西,我們要真幹才得受用。我們學佛念佛不能往生,還要繼續搞輪迴,為什麼?就是你當真,你把它當真,你不知道它是假相。假到什麼程度?要記住,一秒鐘它生滅的次數是二千二百四十兆。問問,哪一個念頭是你?念頭產生物質現象,就是我們這個物質的宇宙,存在的時間也是一秒鐘二千二百四十兆。哪一個現象是你能掌控的?不可能!把這些假的東西當真的,所以佛講你迷了。
       這就是迷。怎麼迷的?你一出生下來就迷了,你要不迷你不會到這裡來投胎,你來投胎的時候已經就迷了。但是還好,你是起心動念,你還沒有分別執著,所以叫天真。慢慢在這個世界上,住上一個月、二個月,被環境染污了,眼見色,耳聞聲,你就有分別,有喜歡看的,喜歡聽的;有不喜歡看的,不喜歡聽的。喜歡聽的,愈聽愈歡喜;不喜歡聽的,愈聽愈討厭,執著起來了,動了煩惱。喜怒哀樂是煩惱,七情五欲是煩惱,這個麻煩就大了。這是什麼?這就是輪迴,輪迴心,輪迴相。掉到輪迴就出不來,要想出來,不知道要多少生多少劫遇到佛法,不是佛法出不來。科學知道這個現象,不能超越。要真正想脫離六道輪迴、脫離十法界,除了佛法沒有第二個法門。為什麼?只有佛法,它有個巧妙的法子幫助我們,這個巧妙的方法就是戒定慧。用嚴格的戒律叫我們遵守,讓我們脫離世間的情執。脫離,放下七情五欲你才能夠覺悟,小智慧現前。小智慧就是能辨別輪迴是苦,輪迴是假的,你就肯把它放下,放下就超越,出六道了。這個不能不知道。
       淨宗是方便當中第一方便。我們確確實實沒有能力自己了生死、出三界,自己真的沒有這個能力。為什麼?迷得太深了,無量劫到今天,這習氣多深、多重,哪有那麼簡單一下就能解脫?這就是我們非常非常有幸,自己要慶幸遇到淨宗法門,遇到夏蓮居老居士的會集本,這不得了!太幸運了。為什麼?這個會集本把極樂世界講清楚、講明白了,我們聽了之後能聽懂、能感動、能生歡喜心,決心把八萬四千法門放下,專修信願持名,往生淨土。這是阿彌陀佛無與倫比的慈悲,開了這麼一個學校,接引我們這批人。《彌陀經》上講的條件我們具足,善根、福德、因緣,接引這些善根、福德、因緣成熟的眾生。我們只要肯接受,真信切願,沒有絲毫懷疑,對於這個世間沒有留戀,就是因緣成熟的眾生。不簡單!無量劫到今天成熟了。諸佛如來看到我們,都對我們恭喜,都來道賀,不容易!我們終於搞清楚、搞明白了,這一生決定往生。
       這就是講什麼?「暗合道妙,巧入無生」。無生就是極樂世界,往生到極樂世界就不生不滅,無量壽,很巧妙的你就進入無生,這多難得!暗合道妙,八萬四千法門走的是什麼路?戒定慧。我們這個就妙了,我們這就是一句佛號,萬緣放下,這是暗合道妙。記住,你到極樂世界,你可以放下了,為什麼?極樂世界要什麼有什麼,那個地方真的不是假的,是隨心所欲,無論是衣食住行,想什麼它就現什麼,真正是百分之百的心想事成。所以你什麼都不要帶,到那裡去是什麼都現成的,居住的環境還隨心滿意,我想要住什麼房子,它就現什麼房子,想要用什麼家具,就現什麼家具,不要自己操一點心;不喜歡了想換一個,馬上就換了,不要自己動手。你要不要去?要去,這一段經文可重要了。所以,讓我們對這個世間毫無留戀。我們在這個世間,不如意事常八九,遇到這些事情,想到到極樂世界多好,一切如意,沒有一樁不如意的事情。極樂世界不如意的事情,一個找不到,一切時、一切處無不稱心滿意。
       所以,縱然我們造了五逆十惡,這是無間地獄的罪業,「臨終念佛,乃至一念,亦得往生」。我們感恩佛菩薩,感恩阿彌陀佛,我們不要等到最後一念,我們現在就念,現在就抓緊這句佛號,時時刻刻淨念相續,其他的妄想、雜念統統放下,不再念了,一心一意求佛來接引,時候到了佛決定來接引。不要為這個世間操一點心,包括自己生病,要不要看醫生?不要,念阿彌陀佛求往生。阿彌陀佛還要我表法,那病就好了,佛力加持;不要我表法,他就帶我走了。你看這多自在!可靠嗎?可靠,例子太多,就在眼前。海賢老和尚的《永思集》出版了,流通很多,諸位看到那些例子,你看他自己,你看他師弟海慶,你看他的媽媽八十六歲自在往生。這個世間有沒有什麼?沒有,什麼都沒有,毫無牽掛。
       我跟諸位講過多次,希望我們都能夠做到,我們心裡除阿彌陀佛之外,沒有雜念,什麼念頭都沒有。我說什麼?衣服穿在身上是自己的,沒有穿在身上不是自己的,別去想它;房子,我住在這個房子裡頭,這房子就是我自己的,我出了房門之外,這房子不是我的,沒有牽掛,牽掛就是一句阿彌陀佛,念念等佛來接我。你要牽掛錢財,你身上口袋裡有的,那就是你的,不在口袋,在銀行,在你家的抽屜裡,不是你的,別操心,別牽掛,真正把牽掛憂慮統統放下。沒有我,沒有我所有的;有我,有我所有,就去不了極樂世界。極樂世界完全收流浪漢,有家、有宅、有財產的,阿彌陀佛不動他,不帶他去,他去不了。阿彌陀佛來接引的全是流浪漢,都丟乾淨了,這世界沒有絲毫牽掛了,他帶這些人走。這個道理我們要懂。
       這後頭一句說得好,「正顯彌陀本願不可思議」。接引往生是阿彌陀佛的本願。「法藏菩薩五劫思維之果,即在於此」。五劫思惟是他的功夫成就、圓滿了。底下這幾句話,「五逆十惡臨終之際,地獄相現,眾火俱至。而能以稱名故,頓離妄惑,入理一心。以契理故,眾罪消滅,即生極樂,登三不退」。這個裡頭有一句不好懂,就是入理一心。什麼是理一心?斷見思煩惱是事一心,破一品無明、證一分法身是理一心。頓離妄惑容易懂,在臨命終的時候,入理一心比較難懂。真正把妄惑離開了,無始無明放下,就入理一心。這個妄惑是什麼?妄是假的,不是真的;惑是迷惑,就是被這些世間妄想、分別、執著迷惑了。這些東西在佛來接引的時候,一下放下了。佛來接引的時候,這個時候的心是理一心,確實不可思議。佛來接引的時候,如果是事一心,生方便土;如果是理一心,生實報土。見思煩惱沒斷,也就是說分別、執著沒斷,這叫帶業往生,生同居土。極樂世界是同居淨土,我們這個世界是同居穢土,不一樣。這總得要搞清楚。
       入理一心的人,肯定是在教理上下的功夫深。教理講什麼?講事實真相,我們這個地球上的事實真相。你在這個地球上住,住了這麼多年,苦不苦?苦受夠了,真相還沒搞清楚。為什麼?真搞清楚了,你就肯放下。真相,佛說得好,「凡所有相皆是虛妄」。一切有為法,有為就是有生有滅,地球上所住的人都是有生有死,生滅法,動物有生有死,植物也有生有滅,生住異滅,礦物有成住壞空。星球,現在我們曉得,早晚有一天會大爆炸,星球解體,它在太空當中運行也是有時間的,星球有成住壞空。沒有一樣不是假的,不能當真,死了以後什麼都帶不去,沒死之前什麼也帶不去,你能帶走嗎?你帶不走,總得叫你看破。這個世界看清楚,不再迷惑了,徹底放下,心裡面只有一尊阿彌陀佛,這就是理一心。
       我沒有辦法做到不起心不動念,但是我今天起心動念就是阿彌陀佛、就是極樂世界,除阿彌陀佛、極樂世界這兩句之外,什麼也沒有,你現在就得大自在!你無始劫造作那些罪業都消了,罪業消了,善業也消了,為什麼?善惡都是假的,都不是真的。你要是當真,當真那是惡業墮三惡道,善業上三善道,這就是六道輪迴,六道輪迴就是這麼來的,全是靠念頭。念頭實際上了不可得,一秒鐘二千二百四十兆次的生滅,哪個生滅是你的念頭?哪個生滅不是你的念頭?要說是,全是;要說不是,全不是。搞清楚、搞明白不再打妄想,不再起念頭,只許可起念佛的心、動往生的念頭,這叫修淨業,這叫入彌陀願海,跟彌陀四十八願相應,將來決定往生,往生有分。
       所以,「眾罪消滅」,實在講罪福都消滅了。「登三不退」,往生到極樂世界去,往生到極樂世界無論你生哪一土,都是登三不退,極樂不可思議。三不退,位不退,阿羅漢位不退。這三種不退轉誰證的?法身菩薩證的,位不退、行不退、念不退,法身菩薩統統證得。所以極樂世界實際上來講,平等世界。裡頭有沒有三輩九品?有,講得很清楚。雖然是三輩九品,但是生到極樂世界平等待遇,就是三不退,平等待遇。往生到極樂世界,凡聖同居土下下品往生,生到西方極樂世界,跟法身菩薩享受的待遇一樣。他方世界沒有,遍法界虛空界就這一家。這一生被我們撞到了,我們要感到慶幸,要感到無量的歡喜,要緊緊抓住不放,我決定求生。下頭有一句話說,我捨棄娑婆,對娑婆不能有絲毫留戀,有絲毫留戀就去不了。什麼時候放下?現在就放下,你才能得大自在。你放不下,你的淨土上有障礙,雖然遇到了,未必能往生。遇到的人多,往生的人畢竟是少數,原因是什麼?這一段經文沒念過,不知道。
       「若非方便中之究竟方便」,究竟是方便到極處,再沒有比這個方便了,「圓頓中」,圓是圓滿,沒有欠缺,頓是快速,沒有比這個更快的了,「最極圓頓,何能臻此」,怎麼能到這種境界!「今淨土法門,能令惡逆凡夫暗契一心,是故彌陀號為願王誠不虛也。」這幾句話多重要。
       下面又舉道綽大師的《安樂集》。道綽,實在講是我們淨宗第三代祖師,曇鸞是二祖,道綽是三祖,咱們要把他的位子補上去。他的《安樂集》上也說十念往生,「汝謂一形惡業為重,以下品人十念之善以為輕者」,一形指一生,一生造的惡業重,下品人十念這個善輕,這有輕重不一樣,怎麼能成就?「今當以義校量」,大師給我們做個比較,「輕重之義者,正明在心、在緣、在決定」,這一段講得好,「不在時節久近多少也」,這句話說得好,讓我們的心定下來了。「云何在心?謂彼人造罪時,自依止虛妄顛倒心生」,括弧說得很清楚,「依妄心而生」。真的,不是假的,我們現在造作罪業的心,不是真心,阿賴耶,阿賴耶是妄心。真心是清淨心,真心沒有念頭。起心動念把真心變成妄心。誰造業?起心動念那個心造業。造業的心是妄心,假的,不造業的是真心。這個就講在心。你看,業是依妄心而生。
       「此十念者,依善知識方便安慰,聞實相法生」。真心,念這十句阿彌陀佛,發個願求生西方極樂世界,這個心是真心,不是妄心。造業的那個,業造得再重,是妄心造的。念佛,雖然只念那十句阿彌陀佛,真心念的。邪不勝正,妄比不上真,這個要記住、要知道、要相信。聞實相法,「依實相而生」,實相就是真心。「一實一虛,豈得相比」,這不能相比,功德不一樣。下面提個問題,「何者」,為什麼?舉一個例子說,「譬如千歲闇室」,這個房間沒有窗戶、沒有燈光,黑暗了一千年。千年暗室,點上一盞燈,「光若暫至,即便明朗。豈可得言,闇在室千歲而不去也」。這個例子容易懂,千年暗室,一盞燈就照亮,暗就去掉了,用這個暗比喻造罪業,用這個光比喻般若智慧,般若智慧現前,罪業就消了,暗就去了。
       「是故《遺日摩尼寶經》」,有幾句話說,「佛告迦葉菩薩,眾生雖復數千巨億萬劫,在愛欲中,為罪所覆。若聞佛經,一反念善,罪即消盡也。」這個話我們要記住,常常放在心上,這都是用心不一樣。我造作罪業是迷惑顛倒的心,極不善的念頭;我今天念佛是用清淨平等心,這個經題上清淨平等覺,我用這個心來念佛,極善。雖然我念得很少,我一天只念幾句,有人早晚做功課,早晨十念,晚上十念,這十念是真心。你二十四小時幹的是妄心,妄不能勝過真,真心的力量超過妄心。這個道理要懂,你自己信心就生出來了。要不然自己老是提心吊膽,總是想到造的罪業太重,恐怕不能往生,這是障礙。所以聞佛經,反念善。現在佛教衰了,為什麼衰?講經的人太少了。你不明白經上所講這個道理,你不知道回頭,你總是懷疑,自己想想沒有把握,常常帶著恐懼懷疑,這個不能往生。如果你經聽得多、讀得多,都能很明白、明瞭了,沒有懷疑,讀經用真心,念佛用真心,懺悔用真心,事情就好辦了,就不難。一反念善,罪即消盡,消盡,消完了。「是名在心」。
       我們現在怎麼消不完?念的時候是真的,真心,誦經念佛完之後,妄心又起作用,麻煩在這裡,功夫也在這裡。我經念完之後,我這個真心能保持多久?能不能保持一個小時?能不能保持一個上午?能不能保持一天?如果有能力保持一上午、保持一天,他就能往生。只怕是剛剛佛經念完,佛號念完,遇到一個不如意的事情,馬上發脾氣,那叫火燒功德林,念佛誦經白念了。如何誦經念佛之後,保持一個清淨心,好!誦完經之後,念佛、繞佛用清淨心,什麼都不要想,妄想、雜念都放下,這個好。這心明白了,善惡的能量在心。
       第二,「云何在緣」,這給我們講緣,「謂彼人造罪時,自依止妄想,依煩惱果報眾生生」。這是一個人造作罪業,起不善的念頭,貪瞋痴慢疑,不善。這是什麼心?煩惱眾生心,妄想,依煩惱果報眾生生。這個煩惱,你看他不如意,生煩惱,不喜歡他;再回過頭來,再看第二個,你喜歡他,你愛他,統統都叫煩惱。七情五欲,外面環境把你七情五欲引起來,這都叫煩惱。為什麼?真心不見了。真心裡頭有什麼?真心裡面有智慧、慈悲,有無與倫比的能量,真心。學佛的人,希望二六時中,從早到晚保持正念、保持真心。真心就是我們這個經題所說的「清淨平等覺」,覺而不迷,覺是智慧;清淨平等,清淨是戒律,平等是定。戒定慧,覺是慧,是戒定慧在起作用,這是佛菩薩的心。不生煩惱就是六根接觸六塵境界完全脫離七情五欲,要在這上練功夫,用真心,不用妄心。
       真心是無量智慧、無量慈悲,它跟妄心不一樣的是什麼?妄心後面有後遺症,它念念不忘,阿賴耶裡面有檔案。真心呢?真心是無條件的愛心,真誠的愛心,沒有條件,沒有欲望,做完之後,心裡乾乾淨淨,一塵不染;也就是用清淨平等覺處事待人接物,事情做完之後,還是清淨平等覺,沒有在清淨平等覺裡加一點東西。我今天做了多少好事,我今天念了多少部經、念了多少聲佛號,這不行,在清淨平等覺上不能加東西。所以說作而無作,做了沒有?做了;無作是什麼?阿賴耶裡頭不落印象,這叫無作。凡夫阿賴耶做主,妄心做主;菩薩真心,覺正淨做主,沒有雜念,沒有染污。我們只要心裡面還有這個事情,記住了,這就是雜念,這就是染污。真心是清淨心,清淨心上有染污就是妄心。所以菩薩教我們,「作而無作,無作而作」,遇到緣,該我們做的努力去做,做了之後乾乾淨淨,不放在心上,叫無作,作跟無作同時。這是什麼?這菩薩,這不是凡人。天人都做不到,天人行善,阿賴耶裡頭落善種子。只有菩薩不落種子,轉識成智,轉第六意識,清淨,轉第七末那,平等,轉第八識成為智慧、大圓鏡智。我們就用這句阿彌陀佛,做完之後心裡什麼念頭?阿彌陀佛,除阿彌陀佛之外別無二念,這就是淨土宗的殊勝,就是淨土宗的成就。
       我們看,云何在緣?這個人造罪的時候,自依止妄想,依煩惱果報眾生而生的。「今此十念者」,這十念念佛,「依止無上信心,依阿彌陀如來,真實清淨無量功德名號生」。這句名號是阿彌陀佛如來真實清淨功德,他的功德能接引諸佛剎土無量的罪苦眾生,往生極樂世界,所以不一樣。下面舉個比喻說,「譬如有人,被毒箭所中,徹筋破骨」。痛!被毒箭射中了。「若聞滅除藥鼓聲」,這個鼓的聲音能夠消滅人的毒箭之苦,它有這個能力,聽到這個鼓聲,「即箭出毒除」,箭拔出來了,毒消了。「豈可得言彼箭深毒厲,聞鼓音聲,不能拔箭去毒也」。這是比喻在緣,緣不同。阿彌陀佛這個音聲,念佛的音聲就是除藥鼓,滅除藥鼓聲,聽到這個聲音,箭就拔掉,毒也消了。這叫在緣。
       這些話希望大家都要記住,這個緣太殊勝,用真心,阿彌陀佛是增上緣,能把我們阿賴耶識無始劫以來所含藏的惡業種子統統消除。所以古德有所謂,「念一聲阿彌陀佛,滅八十億劫生死重罪」。這話是真話,不是比喻,不是誇大,是老老實實、實實在在的話。你真正老老實實念一聲,這一聲裡頭沒有夾雜,沒有懷疑,沒有妄想,沒有雜念,念這一聲阿彌陀佛就有這麼大的力量。千萬不要以為這是古人誇大之詞,不是真的,那我們自己就錯了,我們自己怎麼念也消不了業障。一念、十念之緣都如是,何況再加一點修行功夫?信心更深了。
       第三,「云何在決定者?彼人造罪時,自依止有後心、有間心生。今此十念者,依止無後心、無間心起。是為決定。」決定我能不能往生,決定我功夫見不見效。所以人要有決定心,下定決心,必定往生淨土,決定脫離六道輪迴,要有決定心,決定離苦得樂。因為人造罪是依止有後心、有間心生,這個有後心就是我們今天講的生滅心。我現在造了惡因,後來一定有惡報;我積了善、積了功德,將來一定有善報。有間心生是因跟果當中有間隔,有現前得果報的,有來世得果報的,有後世得果報的,不一定。我們念佛,念這個十念,我們依止無後心、無間心起。為什麼?這個名號,就是臨終十念,十句,一句一句接著,沒有缺少,沒有間斷,這叫決定。
       此地又用《大智度論》上的一段文為我們解釋,「《智度論》云:一切眾生臨終之時,刀風解形」,形是身體,「死苦來逼,生大怖畏。」這是普通的現象,一般人都免不了,只有一些一生存善心、做好事、說好話,臨命終時才走得很安詳、走得好,這些人決定不墮惡道。臨終的時候走得不好、很苦,都是去三惡道去了,我們要知道。所以我們這些年來常常勸大家:存好心,行好事,說好話,做好人,四好。真正能夠力行四好,四好人再念佛求生淨土,有把握往生,沒有這個四好沒把握。這一天二十四小時,如果認真反省,我今天這一天二十四小時當中,我多少時候有好心、說好話、行好事?有多少時間,幾個小時、幾分鐘,我做的跟這個相反,起心動念不善,言語不善,容易得罪人,行為不善,造的不善業?常常用四好來檢點,是不是個好人?好人再加上念佛求生淨土,更好了,走的時候歡歡喜喜,自在往生。
       「是故遇善知識,發大勇猛,心心相續,十念即是增上善根,便得往生」。念佛不多,這是講臨命終時,最後遇到善知識,真的,念了十句阿彌陀佛,他往生了。有沒有?有。最近,我聽說潮州謝總的父親往生,就是屬於這一類。臨終的時候兒子才勸他,佛經上說,佛祖說的,西方有極樂世界,你相不相信?他點頭;有阿彌陀佛,相不相信?點頭。他說:好,我念阿彌陀佛,你跟著我念。念了不到一個小時,往生了,肯定往生。一生不信佛,他也不反對佛,家人學佛他也不反對,他自己不相信,也不念佛,臨終的時候,最後斷氣之前的一個小時,兒子勸他,他點頭接受了,真的十念往生。經論上的話不騙人。這個地方所講的,「又如有人對敵破陣」,這是舉古人戰爭,在對敵破陣的時候,「一形之力一時盡用」,這是拼命,你死我活,所以功夫能量都用盡了,一時用盡。「其十念之善亦如是也」,臨命終時最後的十念,就像是戰爭,在戰場上一樣,全心全力,沒有絲毫疑惑。這樁事情最好是能夠在平常就養成,真有把握,臨走的時候一點都不含糊,這是我們應當要學習的。
       我們再看下面這一段,「又有人視臨終十念為輕易,乃擬臨終方事修念」。這就是確實有不少人,聽到經上講的,臨終十念這麼容易,他就想到平常何必用功?到臨終的時候還來得及、還不晚,所以就想到跟臨終十念的人一樣。這個想法是很危險的想法,不是健康的想法。為什麼?那個臨終十念往生的人,他的緣殊勝,他在臨終的時候,斷氣一、二個小時之前遇到善友。你能不能遇到?善友在這個時候勸導你,能不能完全接受?這都是問題。如果沒有善友,你落空了,你這一生空過了。如果遇到有善友,你這個時候人迷惑,迷惑的多,神志不清,勸你你沒有反應,也完了。要神志清楚,清清楚楚、明明白白,一點不模糊,跟著善友一起念,行。這都不是簡單事情。人就怕僥倖,一僥倖往往就錯了,失誤了。機會不容易遇到,經上所講的這些緣分,都是無量劫的善根,得諸佛菩薩的加持,生生世世不知道經歷多少世,這一生才圓滿。諸佛菩薩的加持,他真的得到,加上了,才有這樣的瑞相。有一個關節出了問題,還要等下一次!下一次又是無量劫,你說這個事情多可怕。
       《安樂集》裡面破這種想法,這個想法是錯誤的,「十念相續似若不難」,看起來好像不難,「然諸凡夫,心如野馬,識劇猿猴,馳騁六塵,何曾停息」。這是警告我們,哪一個不如是?凡夫起心動念,那個妄想、雜念之多無法形容。這個我們自己知道,你不相信,你在此地坐在這裡想靜一分鐘,一分鐘時間不長,你細心觀察,這一分當中起多少個妄念,這就是心如野馬。識是講第六意識,意識,劇是甚於,就是超過,猿猴。猴子在樹上一秒鐘都不停,到處跳,跟野馬、跟猿猴一樣,沒有停息的時候。我們這第六意識,我們的念頭,雜念、妄想,馳騁六塵,眼見色、耳聞聲、鼻嗅香、舌嘗味,身跟外頭接觸,裡面是念頭,六根在六塵上起心動念,沒有停息的時候,這是凡夫。
       所以說,「各須宜發信心」,這勸導每個人應該要發信心,要發心信佛、信經典、信祖師大德的教誨;「預自剋念」,預先自己要克服自己的念頭,這叫真用功。實際上真用功,並不是在早課念幾部經、念幾萬聲佛號,這都是平時練功的,真正修行,真正練功夫,是在六塵境界上。我眼見色看得清楚,那是什麼?智慧現前。自性般若智慧現前,看得清楚,聽得清楚,沒有起心動念,這叫修行。自己心裡阿彌陀佛一聲一聲不間斷,沒有受到外面境界干擾,這叫功夫,這就念佛有功夫。現在干擾最多的,是你無法擺脫的,是什麼?手機。你帶在身上,無論在什麼時候,你在這裡念佛,它鈴一響,你一驚慌,佛號沒有了,煩惱現前了。所以這不是個好東西。
       所以,修行人為什麼要住阿蘭若?阿蘭若是佛教的名詞,意思是寂靜的地方、安靜的地方。住在山上,住在人跡罕至的地方,搭個小茅蓬,在那邊清修,好,安靜。小路,走路都不方便。住這個地方幹什麼?遠離人群。修什麼?修清淨心。古時候大多數的人,都必須要通過這一關,住山,住小茅蓬。有些人住一輩子,在寺廟的附近,大概走路半個小時,找塊地方蓋小茅蓬。為什麼?生活必須要的東西,由寺廟供給,他每天都吃一餐,一餐也要燒火,也要煮飯,統統自己幹。菜有時候可以自己種一點,油鹽醬醋這些都是常住供給,供給給茅蓬,一個茅蓬一份,到時候自己拿去,有很多是一個星期來一次,三天來一次。修什麼?就是遠離六塵。不能遠離六塵,清淨心很難成就。心不清淨,後頭就不要說了,沒分!所以要預先自己克服自己的妄念。「使積習成性」,養成習慣,「善根堅固也」。六根在六塵境界上,不被六塵境界所干擾,不被它影響,這叫功夫,這叫定。眼在色相上,不被色相所干擾,眼在色上入定。見色聞聲,念佛人全是佛號一片,沒有其他妄念。
       我們看下文,這都是《安樂集》上的話,「如佛告大王,人積善行,死無惡念。如樹先傾,倒必隨曲也」。這就舉個例子,人一生修四好,存好心、說好話、行好事、做好人,他的心清淨,他走的時候一定很自在。學佛,念佛,決定往生;不求往生的,也生天,他會走得很安詳,他沒有惡念。譬如樹先傾,是倒在一邊,它倒下來的,一定是跟著這邊倒的。行善的人善緣成就,小善人天福報,大善在四禪天。
       下面就說到臨終的時候,「若刀風一至,百苦湊身。若習先不在懷,念何可辦?」這就是真的問題來了,刀風一至就是死的時候到了,刀風是比喻死苦,人在這個時候神識脫離自己的身體,非常痛苦,百苦湊身。如果不是預先把這個事情準備好、做好,到這個時候想念佛念不上,他太苦,他太痛苦了,他沒法子念;就幫他助念,他也沒有辦法跟著你念,他太痛苦了,他念不下去,這就可惜了。怎麼辦?「各宜同志三五,預結言要。臨命終時,迭相開曉。為稱彌陀名號,願生安樂國。聲聲相次,使成十念也」。這就是什麼?助念,這個人需要助念。沒有助念,他走的時候很痛苦,佛號提不起來,隨著痛苦去了。隨著痛苦去,都是三惡道,地獄、餓鬼、畜生,那真叫可憐。所以應該找志同道合的佛友,找個三、五個,預先就約好,哪一個人臨命終時,這些道友們來助念,臨終助念。迭相開曉,臨終的時候,這些道友們提醒他。最重要的提醒就是一句話,「阿彌陀佛來接引你,你跟他去,不是阿彌陀佛不能跟他走」,這句話最重要。冤親債主可以現佛的身相來誘惑你,但是決定不敢現本尊。我們念佛求生,阿彌陀佛是本尊,觀音、勢至是本尊,就是西方三聖,臨終看到西方三聖,都可以跟他去。不是西方三聖,釋迦牟尼佛來接引,不能跟他去;文殊菩薩來接引,不能跟他去,為什麼?假的,妖魔鬼怪會現這種相。現這些相,護法神不干涉的;現本尊不行,護法神干涉。所以這個時候要提醒他,為稱彌陀名號,勸他願生安樂國,聲聲相次,使成十念,帶著他念,帶著他念佛,帶著他發願求生淨土。
       「譬如蠟印印泥,印壞文成」,蠟印印在泥上,做瓦當的,泥印印壞了,蠟印壞了,文成了,印壞文成。「此命斷時,即是生安樂國時,一入正定聚,更何所憂。各宜量此大利。何不預剋念也。」這樣臨終有大利益,等於說是保駕護航送他往生。這些經典上都有,祖師大德提供的資料很多,要多看,要熟看,到臨終送往生的時候,就一點都不模糊。如理如法,往生的人得大利益。現在有很多送往生不如法,我們聽到、看到了,也不好講話,講話得罪人。現在人自作主張的很多,聽別人意見的人不多,所以很難。自己在平時做準備,這是最穩當的事情。我們自己不必求別人、依靠別人,自己就能做主,這個好。經要讀,經幫助我們破迷開悟;經勸導我們,極樂世界比我們這裡環境好,好太多了,兩個一比較,你就會捨此生彼,我移民到那邊過去。而且真能去得了,不是假的。念佛往生的人也不少,這些記錄的文字可以多看,增長我們的信心,增長我們的願心。信願堅固,必定得生。念佛功夫淺深,那個不是很重要,往生最重要,就是生凡聖同居土下下品也了不起,也是一生成佛。希望我們大家記住,要把握光陰,分秒必爭。人命在呼吸間,這是真的,不是假的。現在時間到了,我們就學習到此地。

Monday, May 9, 2016

learn english

My English is ready poor, I think I have to learn bit by bit so that my English wouldn't become rusty. Since there are a lot of report about Bukit batok by election. Why not I learn some English from the speeches or text from Mr. Chee soon juan.
Let me go to Mr. Chee soon juan's face book and learn some English from his recent words. I think this is very exciting learning English in such a manner.
Chee soon juan said on his face book as below:
"I spent a quiet day with my family after the thank-you parade yesterday morning. After a difficult evening the night before, having them next to me was all I wanted.

For me, this by-election was not just a political campaign, it was an experience that, despite the electoral loss, has given me much to celebrate and be grateful for. Having the opportunity to get to know the residents of BB and, more importantly, become a part of the community is a distinct privilege.
Being inspired by so many of you not just from BB but from all over the country, the kind words that you gave – sometimes loudly, other times softly but always sincerely – were nourishment for the spirit. To the many of you who stayed with us after the disappointing results were announced, my eternal gratitude.
And, finally, working with the proud and dedicated men and women of the SDP has enriched me beyond measure and I hope made me a better person.
Politics is not just about a contest between candidates. Politics should be part of our lives because it determines the kind of life we live, the society we build and the future we aspire to.
Unfortunately, through years of heavy-handed political control, large swathes of our society have been De-politicized. As I said during the campaign, this will have grave consequences for our country going ahead. It is already exacting a heavy toll.
This is why our work has not ended, our promise is yet to be fulfilled. We will continue on with the long journey and we will finish it, one determined step at a time."
Now I am reading between the line.
.... having them next to me was all I wanted.......Yes, sit down and enjoy the family life is the joyful thing in life. In the family, we all can enjoy peaceful life, all know each others, all care each others, all will console each others when one of them down. Indeed, family members are the truly sincere one.
....become a part of the community is a distinct privilege.......Yes, having chances to interact with people, we not only know the aspiration of people also let others know about us better. so, having chances is important in our life, our job.....so, the golden chance to have such experiences is ready good.
.... has enriched me beyond measure and I hope made me a better person......
Yes, life need to go on and we correct our mistakes if we have any. To become better person so as we can bring happiness to others even enemies

Saturday, May 7, 2016

top perority in life

Looking back, I realize that I need to do something to straighten my thought. Everyday I have bad and good thoughts, now is the time to realize the importance of having good thoughts or even pure thoughts. To have the genuine joy is the top perority in life.

Friday, May 6, 2016

保持心平氣和

淨空老法師:把別人的過錯放在心上,自己吃的虧大了
瞋忿就是心裡頭有怨恨,「謂人於違情之境,不順己意,便發恚怒,而忘失正念」。有人起心動念、所作所為我看不慣,懷恨在心。這種怨恨障礙我修道,障礙修定、障礙觀想、障礙念佛,念佛堂障礙念佛。
所以真正修行人,要保持心平氣和,不要把別人的過錯放在自己心上,我們自己吃的虧大了。決定不能冤冤相報,結怨成仇這個事情就麻煩大,佛教導我們決定要避免。
吃虧了也不跟他結怨,上當了,受他的陷害、受他的羞辱,都沒有報復的念頭,成就你自己的德行,忍辱波羅蜜。你能忍就能修定,能修定就能開智慧。《金剛經》上講六度,最重要的兩門就是布施、忍辱。
布施是修福,忍辱能夠積德,讓你所修的福不會失掉。不能忍,一面修一面就失掉了,有漏,又漏掉了,就是功德漏掉了,修一點福報而已。福報,來生在人天,不能往生,這個必定要知道。
文摘恭錄—二零一二淨土大經科註(第九十三集)2012/12/28 檔名:02-040-0093

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

到極樂是大事

【欺我騙我,小事,我到極樂是大事】

                   淨空法師


為什麼出不了六道輪迴?不肯用真心,佛法對這樁事情講得最透徹,講得最清楚。我們起心­動念去計算別人,最後的結果是算到自己,為什麼?墮三惡道了。為什麼不用真心待人?


用真心待人,用真心念阿彌陀佛,可以往生極樂世界一生成佛。這是真正的大便宜,一點都­不吃虧,圓滿成就了,永遠離開六道十法界。
不但離開六道,離開十法界,一生決定證得佛­境界。往生到極樂世界就證得,不用自己修行,阿彌陀佛本願威神、無量劫修持的功德加持­給我們,我們真能得到。


真正了解事實真相,搞清楚了,搞明白了。真正搞明白的人沒有一個不是一心求生淨土,真­搞清楚、真搞明白,對這個世間毫無留戀。
這個世間要離開,離開是智慧,真實智慧,智慧­的選擇。到了西方極樂世界,不必等成佛,成佛得有一段時間,立刻就能回到這個世間,來­幹什麼?來救苦救難,像觀世音菩薩一樣。


到極樂世界得佛力加持,你作阿惟越致菩薩,你­的智慧神通道力跟觀世音菩薩平等,就來了。這是什麼?這是大慈大悲。
不到極樂世界,你­沒有智慧、沒有神通、沒有道力,你想幫幫不了;到極樂世界,這種德能統統恢復,你雖然­沒有成佛,如來果地上的智慧、德能、神通你全具足,你有能力幫助大家。


住在這個世間,­時間長短得大自在,想長住就長住,想走立刻就可以走,他怎麼會不自在!生死自在,還有­哪一樣不自在?世間眾生講自在,障礙重重,並不自在。成佛、成阿羅漢,真正得自在。
經上講的外道,我們得認識清楚,外道是誰?可能是自己,不是別人。
我們在心外求法,這­叫外道。我們反過來,不向外求,向自性當中求,這就對了,這就是菩薩。


極樂世界是自性­變的,阿彌陀佛也是自性變的,《中峰繫念法事》裡面說得好,「我心即是阿彌陀佛,阿彌­陀佛即是我心」。
我們求阿彌陀佛,要求自性的阿彌陀佛,自性外頭沒有阿彌陀佛。
極樂世­界是自性變的,也不是自性外。既然是自性變現的世界跟佛陀,哪有求不得的道理!


所以,就得­菩提心,一向專念,你就見到了,就得到。向心外求,沒這回事情,得不到的。
往生雖然容易,容易到什麼程度?臨終最後一念是真心,就能往生
有人念佛念一輩子,最­後一念不是真心,他沒去成。我們明白這個事實真相,就要明瞭用真心是正確的,不用真心­是錯誤的。
不要怕別人欺我騙我,不怕,欺我騙我,小事,我到極樂世界是大事。我可不可­以欺騙別人?不可以,我要用真誠心處事待人接物。為什麼?真誠心跟極樂世界相應


我不­想再搞輪迴了,輪迴是妄心成就的我不想再搞。極樂世界是真心成就的,我得用真心不用­妄心。從現在起,生活、工作、待人、接物,對一切人、一切事、一切物,用真心。
什麼是真心?《十善業道》是真心。不殺,不傷害一切眾生;不盜,不欺騙一切眾生,不佔­一切眾生的便宜;不淫,在家學佛不邪淫;不妄語,說真話,不要騙人;不兩舌,不挑撥是­非,不製造動亂;不綺語,不花言巧語欺騙眾生;不惡口,說話柔和,讓人聽到感到很舒服­,不粗魯;不貪、不瞋、不痴。


這個與極樂世界相應,與阿彌陀佛完全相應,要真幹!我就­回頭了。幹多久你會見到效果?三個月。
你真幹,念念不忘這十條,真修真行,三個月之後­,你會感到你煩惱少了,智慧增長了,看問題、聽人說話能聽得懂意思,聽經會聽出道理出­來。半年,信心堅定。真好!


節錄自二零一二淨土大經科註  (第五一八集)淨空法師主講

人格

Mr. Chee said : 现在我的孩子长大了,他们开始了解报纸和电视上是怎么样评论他的父亲。我想告诉他们这一点。

安琳,宜琳和修和,当你在家里观看这群众大会的同步直播时,我想告诉你我们,作为一个父亲, 我想教导你们人生中很多的事情。但是,我可以传授给你们的一项最重要的教训就是,我们不可以靠着毁了别人,来让自己成功 。我们不可以用贱踏别人的梦想,来履行我们的美梦。我们不要嘲笑别人,就只因为他们跟我们有所不同。

相反的,我们应该帮助我们的朋友,对陌生人伸出援助之手,并且宽恕我们的敌人。我们自己做好,让别人看到我们心中的善良,而希望他们自己也能有这样的品德。

这就是所谓的人格。我希望你永远不要忘记这个教诲。:

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

李炳南居士对邪淫的问答

李炳南居士对邪淫的问答

 
  问:五戒之中邪淫一戒,有佛弟子告诉我,戒邪淫常做亲人观想,自可戒。予是卅几岁未结婚青年人,又在芸芸众生工作,外有淫语邪词之引诱,内有生理上之冲动,何况在这亚热带,没有相当佛学境界的我,虽做亲人之观想,亦不能克制魔障。自知生前业重,请指示方法,尤其难者生理上的抑制。
  答:在家人原许结婚正淫,又何必专思邪淫耶?纵不学佛而犯邪淫,亦为道德法律所不许,更受因果报应之支配,求快于片刻,受苦于千劫,真聪明人,自能抑制。人云作亲人观,不过方法之一种,此药不灵,须另换药,可取五种不净观行之,试看如何。(注):五不净观为:
  一、种子不净,是身以过去结业为种,现以父母之精血为种。
  二、住处不净,在母胎不净之处。
  三、自相不净是身具有九孔,常流出唾涕大小便等不净。
  四、自体不净,由三十六种不净物所合成。
  五、终竟不净,此身死竟,埋则成土,虫啖成粪,火烧则为灰,究竟推求,无 一净相。
  问:有人未娶妻,亦未侵犯过女淫,但有时欲火燃烧不能自禁,常犯手淫,此患何法可治?此是否与犯女淫同罪?将来受报如何?
  答:比犯女性罪轻,因未加害对方也。淫为恶首,意犯之,身手犯之,此种淫习气愈习愈深,念念即在八识田中,将来淫种子(习气)起现行,定牵神识堕落三途(畜生 、饿鬼、地狱),即现在做此事时,冥冥之中,亦有鬼神见之,知环周皆有见者,做此岂不丑乎?纵不解佛理,不闻曾子曰,十目所视,十手所指乎?
  问:设有佛子淫欲炽盛,当以何方便法教其离欲?
  答:此须分言,若无目标,自意发淫,当想欲火一炽,即是地狱之因,或想火城狱、或想热屎狱,其欲自息。若有目标,宜作不净观,或对长者作母想,幼者作子想,而人性未泯者,当亦自息其邪矣。

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Do not angry

Heart ping gas and the pain of the heart.
A young boy, have a bad temper, so his father just give him a bag of nails and told him:
" whenever you lose your temper, you'll nail a nail in the back of the court on the fence!"
The first day this boy nails down a total of thirty-seven nail, slowly every day under the nail of the decline in the number, he found that he can control their own temper, than under those nails nail came easier. Finally, one day, this boy will never lose their patience has learnt to temper, he will be glad to tell his father, father hear after told him:
" from now on, whenever you can control their own temper, when it was pulled out a nail!".
A little bit every day in the past, the last boy told his father, he finally put all the nails all pull it out. The Father held his hand to the backyard said:
" you're doing good, that's my baby! But, look at those on the fence nail pull out of the hole left behind after, these fence will always can't reply to sing once upon a time piece of stakes. When you're angry said angry things, just like these nails, like, in someone else's heart has left her with scars! Like you take a knife stab stab someone, no matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound will always exist."
Note: between people, often because some can't let go of each other's insistence that caused hurt forever. If we can all from themselves, begin to see the tolerance
To be others, believe that you must have received many unexpected outcome; help someone else to open a window, that is, to allow ourselves to see the more complete the sky.
Especially when people get mad, often can't tell you what a good word. Therefore, in order to avoid build hau industry, and even said the wrong thing and the usual trouble, it should be in a fix
A Multi-put in effort, provided below us a little bit big de experience, let everyone do reference:
(1) angry, take a deep breath before the third, speak again. (people in general are applicable)
(2) when she becomes angry, xiannian amitabha third, speak again. (Buddhism are the most applicable)
(3) angry at the front, two methods, if an appointment after the void, the re-take a deep breath, and then again Buddha ten times, after talking, to ensure the effective.
Why this fù zá de please you big de attention? Because the words of the pain, just like the real wound, like, is unbearable. As the saying goes :" Words to leave a third of the population " so angry but also cautious when words and actions!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

一样的阿彌陀佛

一样的月光 一样的阿彌陀佛
什么时候儿时玩伴都离我远去
什么时候身旁的人已不再熟悉
人潮的拥挤 不拉开佛的距离
沈寂的大地 在静静的夜晚默默的念佛
什么时候蛙鸣蝉声都成了念佛声
什么时候家乡变得如此的吉祥
高楼大厦 到处耸立
人人念阿彌陀佛把夜空变得如此的光華
谁能告诉我 谁能告诉我
是我们習氣改变了世界
还是世界改变了我和你
佛能告诉我 佛能告诉我
是習氣改变了世界
还是念佛改变了我和你
一样的月光 一样的念佛一生
一样的冬天 一样的得不退轉
一样的尘埃 一样的往生西方
一样的笑容 一样的好好念佛
一样的日子 一样的我和你
一样的笑容 一样的至誠
一样的日子 一样的念佛一生
一样的阿彌陀佛

Friday, October 16, 2015

南無阿彌陀佛

南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛 
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南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛
南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛
南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛南無阿彌陀佛

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

如來本體之體用

吳夢華 :《如來本體之體用》
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眾生本具《如來智慧德性》,
只因
-------------落凡,依《凡心之作用》,
矇蔽
====原來《萬德莊嚴》之清靜本性,
====隨後天之《心識色塵》
====而
=========將《心外馳》,
===即使
=======偶然間《真性靈覺》相會,
.....亦難持之以恆。
然短暫之原靈〈元神〉甦醒,
亦是令
....有《覺性之眾生》十分嚮往與追求,
殊不知
....此《輕安自在之境》,
...乃所有眾生《原來之生命狀態》,
==由於《靈性沉淪蒙垢》,
==而不復原來的《真面目》。
==《佛》乃覺悟《宇宙真諦之覺者》,
視一切《生命一體如是》。
《佛》欲引渡《有緣眾生》,
必籍由《菩薩之行徑》方有實質之《作為與作用》。
一般修子乃是盲目追求、崇拜,甚至依賴《佛菩薩》來護佑,不識自身即具《如來法身》,
思維中建立《佛與眾生》之分別相,
此現象本即無可厚非之必然過程,
但若一直在修持之道途之中尚不能發現《真相》其最終之《結果》則是《十分殘忍之事實》,
此乃當代修子無法《契入真道》之阻礙點。
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阿彌陀佛
早安笑容,平安喜樂,
所謂笑容,就是笑著去包容。
阿彌陀佛

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Casino sucks your money

Casino sucks your money. How to quit gambling? Gambling is the very bad habit. Once you get hooked, it is very difficult to quit it if no external factors or good advices making you stop. Remember greed is the factor that block gamblers  from quitting. If We ready want to have the ready happy and peaceful life, then we need to know the importance of quitting the gaming habits. We have to quit gambling. Remember there is too many temptation like sex, eating, sleeping, alcohol, money, power, all these simply because of our rooted illusion, comparison and attachment. If We have a dot of wisdom, then we got the hope. With the dot of superficial wisdom, then we can quit gaming. I see so many gamblers living in miserable life and I like to advise them to stop the bad habit. I hope this post " How to quit gambling can help someone who are addicted on gambling to quit to prevent more nightmares. The root of the gaming is because of greed. You want more money rely on luck. If the luck not there, you can wipe out your hard-earned money in the shortest time. You are dreaming to earn easy money but the operator is the ultimate winner because it sucks most of the gamers' money. You can not blame the operator because your mind want it. Gaming  will affect your daily life and you will suffer in great pain emotionally and physically. This is the side effect for those who are addicted and lost much money.
Casino sucks your money. How to stop gambling? It can be done once you realize the bad outcome. Do you have any ideas how to quit gambling? Yes, ask those gamblers, they know very well. Let me tell you the story about Mr. Desire who is the gamer. Let's tell about this gambler story. His name is Mr. Desire.
1. Want to get rich in the shortest time : Why Mr. Desire became the gamer? It is because he wanted to have more money, he wanted to be the richest person in the shortest time. Did Mr, Desire became the richest man? No, he became the poorest man after one year of gaming.
2. Can gambler get rich instantly?  Did Mr. Desire become more healthy after one year of gaming? The
answer is no, he become very moody , very sad person because he have lost all his hard=earned money. Not only that, Mr. Desire now own a lot of money to banks, friends and unable to pay insurance payment on time.
3. Great emotional suffering if money constantly lost for a period of time: Mr. Desire is now suffering.......That desire was so strong that blinded him for many months 15 months or more. The suffering finally wake him up a bit but he must be ready mindful because that habit can be came back if he forget it its danger....
4. The gambling habit can pop up again and again: Luckily, Mr. Desire can finally stop the habit, thanks for the advice from friends, wise people. We will continue to talk Mr. Desire until We have nothing to talk about him. The purpose of this post is just to remind readers do not ever to have the gaming habit. We ready no need so much money to survive....
5. Gamblers can not satisfy even he had won some because of greedy mind set:  .Mr. Desire told us his experience. He said that he was so greedy that even he had strike $9000 dollars in few hours but his mind was so greedy that he wanted more. He then put the higher bets thinking the luck will continue to come, sadly to say the bad luck coming and all the $9000 dollars was completely wipe out.After that, Mr. Desire still want to win all the lost back.
6. Always thinking of winning back all lost amounts: Can Mr. Desire take back all his lost money, let's continue the story....
7. Keep on borrowing money from others and have many bad debts: Now, Mr.Desire has many worries, he is unable to pay Insurance installment on time. He is unable to pay rental fees. He is unable to pay the loan that he had borrowed from the bank. He is unable to pay back the money that he borrowed from his colleague. All these dollars are more than thousand over dollars.  Mr,Desire suddenly feel panic and planned how to settle all these. The first problem was that he now has zero dollars on the bank accounts because he had lost all his salaries on gamer. The immediate problem is to have some money to top up bus fare/ Mrt card so that he still can go to work. He then asked his brother $50 and borrowed $20 dollar from his friend. With this $70 dollars, he then could drag until the next pay day.
8.More and more worries coming: Now, Mr. Desire started to receive letter from Insurance company for the unsuccessful deduction from the bank account. Mr.Desire started to receive call from loan bank that he needed to pay the monthly loan immediately, wow, the loan amount needed to pay more because of the delay. the rental fares also needed to be delayed. Now, Mr. Desire entered to the period of owing debts. Can Mr. Desire survive after that, Let's continue the story later......On 26-4-2013, Mr.Desire got his salary and he had to plan how to utilize the money. Mr.Desire first paid up the rental fees $300 and then he paid the bank loan total of $370( including the late payment charge $60 and the third loan payment $160). How about the $600 owned to his friend and Insurance payment for two consecutive month total up $940.  Mr. Desire expected all these, he told his friend that he was unable to pay him in full may be pay half first. Mr.Desire gave this suggestion and his friend needed few days to consider. Wow, all these made him headache indeed. After checking the balance on the bank account, the balance was $940, just enough for the insurance payment, then how about the $600 and the daily expenses?
9. No money left as the outcome of gambling: Suddenly Mr. Desire thought that going for the gaming again might be able to solve all these payment if he ready got the luck and won. But after the deep thought, Mr. Desire gave up the idea because it was risky and how about if Mr. Desire had the bad luck and lost all the balances in the bank account? So. Mr. Desire never went for gaming eventually. Now, he drew $200 for the daily expenses because continued borrowing money from friends is not the solution. In this situation, Mr. Desire could only paid up the one insurance payment, the second payment had to delay until the next month 28-05-2013. The $600 owned to his friend had also needed to delayed further. Could Mr. Desire overcame all the burden? Let's continue the story....On 3-05-2013 morning, his friend told Mr.Desire to pay half of $600 first, the rest can pay on end of May. Mr. Desire then went to check the bank account, there is still some balance there. He drew out some money and paid to his friend $300 plus another $30 interest. So, he still need to pay him $300, insurance payment $630 plus the incoming new insurance payment $470, total insurance payment $1100. I think this month and next month also the headache for Mr. Desire. Let's continue the story until nothing to tell.
10. Emotional unstable: Because of all these, he stopped gaming and within this few weeks, Mr. Desire started to read articles with wisdom especially the Buddha teaching. Mr. Desire suddenly realize that life can be so peaceful and happy without greed. He feels ready joyful. Now, Mr. Desire is totally quit gaming and has no desires. He now is the normal man without abnormal mindset. Thanks Buddha's teaching transform him and he is now the person who never kill, steal, sex, telling truth, no alcohol. He adopt the Buddha life style and enjoy the highest form of living.Mr. Desire told me that he now enjoys the highest form of enjoyment without much money. With the small room, foods to eat, got clothing to wear, have a job, have time to watch video from Master chin kung, life is so good and happy just like Master Chin Kung. I hope everybody can live happily like Mr, Desire.
11. Illusion pop up from time to time : Now, Mr. Desire change his name , his new name is Mr. Happy. Sadly to say after few weeks, Mr. Happy became Mr. Desire again, it was because something pop up on his mind, he wanted to try the luck, it mean he was still in unawakened state. Wow, human mindset is damn difficult to control. On 21 May 2013, he drew $200 and went to gaming place, within one hour, these two hundred dollars were gone. And again he went home to take the balancing cash $70, hoping that he could slowly win some. 
12. Life is miserable and affecting the whole family: The outcome was ready cruel, he lost again. Can he survive until the end of the month? Let's see....His brother Mr. Anger suspected Mr. Desire go gaming and kept on receiving the promotion letters from gaming office. On 22 May 2013, he reminded Mr. Desire not to go gaming again because it will affect the later life due to no money. Both argued loudly, Mr. Anger said to Mr.Desire : ' Are you the member of the gaming office? How come I keep on receiving the letters? I feel sad because of this." Mr. Desire said :" No, the gaming office will send letter as long as people went to the gaming place regardless whether you are member or not." Mr. Anger said :" Fucking hell, this gaming place make lots of people losing money, I don't want to see this letters coming anymore." Mr. Desire said :" You have to be cool, don't act like the angry bird, I think better we don't stay together, I wish to buy a house and move out here. Mr. Anger acted so angrily and called the police and voiced out his anger about 'GAMING ACTIVITIES ". Wow, the family is now became not peaceful because if all these. Can Mr. Desire quit the gaming finally? Let's continue the story. Suddenly Mr. Desire decided not to go gaming so as not to make the situation worse and he called the gaming club to stop sending promotion materials. Because of not going there anymore, he now has enough money to pay the outstanding bills and by 7 June 2013, he had cleared all outstanding bills no more delayed payment. Mr. Desire is now heading to the right path and the painful experiences indeed gave him the useful lesson. Mr, Desire now is totally quit gaming and he is now feel ready peaceful. Can Mr. Desire maintain this, let's watch closely......
After one month of peace, one day his illusion came out again and went to the gaming house and lost $400 within 4 hours, that mean the desire was still there, can Mr, Desire overcame all these, let's watch closely. Can his life always in agony again and again? Again he stopped gaming but the gaming desires still pop up few times and this time he lost the money from the insurance policy, the accumulated profit of $5400 just being wiped up completely. Wow , it shown that human beings want to stop the temptation is so difficult. Hopefully Mr. Desire can overcome all these struggle. Can he?
Mr. Desire still want to win back all he have lost and he now draw out all the balances in the bank account and the outcome still the same. Now the amount in his bank account left 2 dollars. Again he borrowed $300 from his friend and again lost all. You might be wondering how come Mr. Desire  is so weak...Can he wake up this time? The pay day finally came, he withdrew all money for gaming thinking the luck could finally came but he only encountered bad luck, this time, he not only lost all the money and struck in the casino because he had exceeded the time limit and he needed to pay $100. Mr. Desire no choice but to called his brother for help. This time the brother controlled the temple and came down to give him $100 so that he could leave Casino. How about his daily life after that after Mr. Desire had zero dollars? Let's see how he cope with the new situation. Let's see this stupid gamer the next agony.
13. Need long time to realise and quit: Can he wake up again? I think the example of Mr. Desire telling us once we get hooked on gambling, we will live in miserable life for a long time. I will tell you more about Mr. Desire and hopefully he can quit gambling eventually. Thanks readers reading this post " How to quit gambling? "
14. Repeat the same bad habit: After sometimes, the gambling desire still pop up and Mr. Desire lost another 450 dollars. Again, he had to borrow from his sister and brother.
15. Telling lies: In order to borrow money from his brother. Mr. desire lied to his brither that his ATM card lost. Let's see whether Mr. Desire doomed or not.
 Casino sucks your money.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Security officer story

Yesterday Tony Tan told me something. He said:" Luckily I still never throw my temper towards Mr. Rock. Thinking back, this is the golden opportunity to advance myself towards self-awareness.. Having awareness, I know my weakness and then I can improve it. The important is to live happily facing any type of situation whether good and bad. For this, reading more about Buddha's teaching enable me to handle daily challenge. Thanks Buddha. "
Let's contine his story in the next post.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Security officer story

Tony Tan who is security officer told me:
' I am the security officer, currently I am on night shift duty everyday. Now I have to deal with my colleague Mr. rock, this the the security officer difficult to deal with. I have to keep cool so that I still can continue working. If I am angry at anytime dealing with him, I think I have to quit the job. Why I say this because Mr. Hard rock too busy body, too hi per active......He is the person who like to find fault. Working with this type of person, I have to be cautious at all time. Chinese say : ' small man. "
He is the person who can easily pull you in and having lots of troubles. He is too Kay PO.......working with this type of person is sickening. One day, I felt frustration and just thinking of not going to work, I applied urgent leave because I could not tar Han that day........"
But anyway, I have to carry on and be patient because life is something like that lol. "

Monday, June 8, 2015

Security officer story

What activities Tony did mostly immoral activities. How to solve his problems?
Firstly, do not see too much immoral things especially from Internet.
Secondly, do more good deeds to avoid doing bad things, am I right?

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Security officer story

Let me continue the security officer's story. I was pondering why Tony wrote in Chinese instead of English.
I think the words came from his sub-conscious mind. What activities he did so far for this year? After having some interview with Tony, the security office who is permanently working on night shift. He was addicted on immoral sex frequently. He felt guilty for doing that because he also want to be the good man at the same time.
How can the man to be good if he frequently thinking of having sex with many women. Having addicted on that, he lost his energises too much and that's why he also feel tired.
Alas, addiction on any things are no good indeed, am I right?
Let me continue the security officer's story in my next post.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Xie Shaoguang the awaken hero

Xie Shaoguang is now the monk. I am very happy to know that he is entering to the gate of enlightenment. Time is running very fast, he left the showbiz at about 43 years old, now Xie Shaoguang is 51 years old  Xie Shaogaung indeed the awaken hero. It is the luck for him to learn Buddha teaching and let go all worldly worries and desires. Of course, Xie Shaoguang will feel joyful internally. Xie Shaoguang had been learning Buddha teachings for many years especially Xie Shaoguang left Mediacorp 8 years ago. From the ways Xie Shaoguang did, we know that he was ready understand the essence of Buddha teachings. He does his best to take care animals like stray dogs and cats, injured animals like  deer, etc. Buddha told us not to hurt any animals, kindness to all not just human beings. Xie Shaoguang is the low profile person, I had seen him acting in year 1991 when I was the acting extras. He was very friendly and quite person then. On 16th September 2013, Xie Shaoguang was ordained at the Golden Citizen Welfare  organization which is situated at Pontian, Johor, two hundred people attended this blissful event. Xie Shaoguang is now called Shao Guang Shi Xion.
According to Mypaper quotes : "...Le Shan Shi Xiong said in Mandarin: "I've known Xie for over a year now. He is a quiet person and doesn't talk much. We usually talk about Buddhist studies.
"We don't talk about his past in show business, he has already let go of that."
That claim was further substantiated when reporters approached Xie for comments in person in Malaysia but only to be politely declined.
Xie said in Mandarin in response to the comments: "You know I do not interact with the media all along, so I am unable to help you in any way. Sorry about it."
Ilo Ilo director Anthony Chen was also given a similar treatment initially when he approached Xie to star in his award-winning movie -- the former actor didn't show up after Chen waited three hours to meet him in Malaysia.
However, he managed to move Xie thanks to a note and a DVD of his previous works and the latter made contact a few days later.
Speaking to Lianhe Wanbao, Chen recounted his meting with Xie: "The Xie Shaoguang whom I saw seemed to have entered another realm altogether. He has seen the entire entertainment industry and does not miss it. He'll never look back." "
Let's see the recent news before he become the monk. Xie Shaoguang was the skilful actor in Mediacorp channel 8 drama series. During the years in Mediacorp, he was a low profile actor but showed passion in acting. Because of his extremely skilful acts, he was awarded many titles like five best actor awards, two best supporting actor award.
In his heyday, Xie bagged an impressive 19 awards over a 16-year career, which included five Best Actor and two Best Supporting Actor wins at the annual Star Awards.
He is also the only actor in local showbiz history to snag the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards in the same year in 1996, for the Last Rhythm and Golden Pillow respectively.After quitting the acting scene, he runs a pet shelter and a vegetarian food court Three O Cafe.
What he’s up to now: After hanging up his thespian spurs in 2005, Xie Shaoguang moved to a small town in JB called Permas Jaya. There,   a vegetarian eatery where he’s also the chef. We hear he lives in a temple in the area. Contrary to popular belief, he hasn’t become a monk; instead, he devotes his time to studying Buddhism. Xie Shaoguang finally has the meaningful life. Great congratulation to Xie Shaoguang the awaken hero. Well done Xie Shoaguang. From his passion and focus, Xie Shaoguang will brighten many human beings especially those who are still struggling for the worldly desires and those are lost in the direction. I hope one day Xie Shaogyang can share with us the essence of Buddha teaching. Namoamituofo to all readers, May Buddha bless you forever happy and free from illusion, discrimination and attachment.
My friend told me is it because he was facing something bad that trigger Xie Shaoguang to be the monk. I told him that become monk is the great deed that very few people know. Why? Because the monk is the spiritual hero. Many people just come and go and never ready " understand " what life is.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Freedom within

Today I feel very relaxed because I have zero worries for this moment but can it be maintained.
The type of relaxation is so nice. This is freedom within unlike those excitement come from bodily excitement.
Perhaps we have to experience this type of " freedom within ". This is the pity things in life to not experience the emptiness.
Many human beings just know how to fuck, eat. The whole life is just doing some action ob the bed. Again and again and addicted on it as if the whole life just doing that type of acts.  How can they know the feeling of emptiness? How can they have wisdom?
This article is for myself to read and as the reminder for me.

Vesak day 2015

On 01 June 2011, this is the public holiday called Vesak day for Singapore.
Singapore is the rare country that our people can live harmoniously despite different backgrounds, religious beliefs. We treat all races fairly. We all love peace and do not like to use violence, that's the very excellent example for other countries to learn. Let's see how Muslim MP attended the Vesak day's celebration 2011 in Singapore. Mr. Zaqy Mohamad, Singapore MP , says Singapore has come a long way in embracing religious diversity.

He was speaking at an inter-faith Vesak Day celebration organised by the Buddhist Fellowship on Tuesday.

He said it bodes well for Singapore that a Malay-Muslim MP such as himself has been invited to officiate at the event.

Mr Zaqy said Singaporeans have become more respectful of religious observances of others and asking someone about his or her dietary restrictions before planning a meal together has become a common practice.

He added that it is important for young Singaporeans to take on the work of sustaining inter-faith dialogue and felt this has to be done through more face-to-face meetings rather than online. He said younger MPs will start to gain profile and acceptance soon and added that he hopes to see more of them coming forward.

Yes, we need to see all people living happily in Singapore.
The Buddhists around the whole world will celebrate it.
In Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and India
Vesak is an annual public holiday observed traditionally by practicing Buddhists in South Asian and South East Asian countries like Nepal, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, Pakistan and India. Sometimes informally called “Buddha’s birthday,” it actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment Nirvana, and passing (Parinirvana) of Gautama Buddha.
Looking at the situation in this present world, this is ready horrible. Human beings still doing all kind of cruel things like killing people, war etc.
What we can learn from Buddha?
The non-violence ways of living. We all need to get rid of greed, hatred and stupidity. In this present world, we see people of different faiths kill each others, where is the kindness?
We see human beings besides killing animals also kill human beings, how cruel human beings?
No wonder human beings keep on sufferings because of their cruel mindset.
In simple words, we need to have totally non-cruel mindset towards human beings as well as animals. The point is no cruel elements in our hearts. We need to reduce our cruel elements to zero if we ready want to live in real peace.
Time to purify our thoughts. Life is just the dream and we need to have the good dream. Please do not accumulate bad karma always.
We need peaceful mind by adopting Buddha's mindset, we all will be blessed regardless what you believe.
Let's learn more about Vesak day and have the happy mindset.

When Is Vesak 2011 / Wesak 2011?

Vesak Day 2011
When is Vesak 2011? Vesak 2011 falls on Tuesday, 17 May 2011, which is the 15th day in the 4th month of Chinese lunar calendar. However, some countries observes the Vesak Day 2011 on different dates.
Vesak Day 2012
When is Vesak 2012? Vesak 2012 falls on Saturday, 5 May 2012, which is the 15th day in the 4th month of Chinese lunar calendar. However, some countries observes the Vesak Day 2012 on different dates.
Date Of Vesak Day
Vesak 2011 is celebrated by Buddhist around the world, and in different manners all over the world. Though some countries occasionally use different date for this festival, many would fall on the same day.
The exact date of Vesak Day varies according to the various lunar calendars used in different countries and traditions. In Theravada countries following the Buddhist calendar, it falls on the full moon Uposatha day (typically the 5th or 6th lunar month). Vesak Day in China, Hong Kong and Macau is on the eighth of the fourth month in the Chinese lunar calendar.
Thus the date varies from year to year, but as general consensus in many countries, falls on the full-month day in May.
The decision to agree to celebrate the Vesak as the Buddha’s birthday was formalized at the first Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists held in Sri Lanka in 1950, although festivals at this time in the Buddhist world are a centuries-old tradition. The Resolution that was adopted at the World Conference reads as follows:
“That this Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists, while recording its appreciation of the gracious act of His Majesty, the Maharaja of Nepal in making the full-moon day of Vesak a Public Holiday in Nepal, earnestly requests the Heads of Governments of all countries in which large or small number of Buddhists are to be found, to take steps to make the full-moon day in the month of May a Public Holiday in honour of the Buddha, who is universally acclaimed as one of the greatest benefactors of Humanity.”

Vesak Day Around The World

Vesak Day is often referred to with other names in each country. Official names of Vesak Day are Vesākha, Vesak, Wesak, Waisak, Visakah Puja, Vaishaka, Buddha Purnima, Visakha Bucha, Saga Dawa, 佛誕 (fó dàn), Phật Đản, and วิสาขบูชา
In Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the holiday is known by its Sanskrit name, वैशाख Vaiśākha, and derived variants of it. Vesākha is known as Vesak or Wesak (衛塞節) in the Sinhalese language.
It is also known as:
* बुद्ध पुर्णिमा/বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা Buddha Purnima or बुद्ध जयंती/বুদ্ধ জয়ন্তী Buddha Jayanti in India, Bangladesh and Nepal
* 花祭 (Hanamatsuri) in Japan,
* 석가 탄신일 Seokka Tanshin-il (Hanja: 釋迦誕身日) in Korean (Korea),
* 佛誕 (Mandarin: Fódàn, Cantonese: Fātdàahn) in Chinese-speaking communities in China, Singapore, Taiwan.
* Phật Đản in Vietnamese (Vietnam),
* ས་ག་ཟླ་བ། Saga Dawa (sa ga zla ba) in Tibetan (Tibet),
* (Kasone la-pyae Boda nei), lit. “Full Moon Day of Kason,” the second month of the traditional Burmese calendar (Burma)
* វិសាខបូជា Visak Bochéa in Khmer (Cambodia),
* ວິຊຂບູຊ Vixakha Bouxa in Laotian (Laos)
* วันวิสาขบูชา Visakah Puja, Vesakha Puja, or Visakha Bucha in Thai (Thailand),
* Waisak in Indonesia,
* වෙසක් පසළොස්වක පෝය Vesak / Wesak in Sri Lanka and Malaysia
Singapore Vesak 2011
The Vesak Day is an extremely important occasion observed in Singapore. Huge crowds will usually assemble at various Buddhist temples around the city. Inside the Buddha temples the monks chant sacred hymns and a large number of devotees set caged-birds free. Setting the imprisoned birds free is considered as a graceful gesture which serves as a mark of respect to all living creatures in the world. On this day, Singapore Buddhist youths organize blood donation camps and distribute gifts to the poor people. During the evenings, candlelit processions are found walking across the streets of Singapore and this is how the festival is ended.
You can observe the Vesak Day festival in Singapore for free as people can enter the temples free of charge. Some of the best points in the city for observing the festivities of Vesak Day in Singapore are the Buddhist Lodge at River Valley Road, The Thai Buddhist Temple at Jalan Bukit Merah and Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple at Jalan Toa Payoh.
The Singapore Vesak Day is always celebrated in the month of May and is a yearly event. Vesak 2011 is celebrated on 17 May 2011 in Singapore.
Hari Waisak 2011 In Indonesia
Hari Waisak celebrations in Indonesia generally follows the decision of The World Fellowship of Buddhists. Hari Waisak 2011 in Indonesia will be celebrated on Tuesday, 17 May 2011. Traditionally, the celebration is focused nationally on the complex of Borobudur Temple in Central Java.
Rituals of national Waisak (Vesak) celebration in Indonesia usually observe following ceremonies:
1. Taking blessed water from the spring of Jumprit in Temanggung Country and torch ignition with the eternal flame of Mrapen, Grobogan County.
2. “Pindatapa” ritual, a ritual of giving food to the monks by the congregation to remind that the monks had devoted his life without livelihoods.
3. Meditation on the peak of the full moon. Determination of the full moon is based on the calculation of astronomy, so that the peak of the full moon can also occur during the daytime.
Besides the three main ceremonies, other Waisak ceremonies that were also conducted are pradaksina, parades, and art events.
2011 Wesak Day in Malaysia
Wesak Day is the most important festivals of the Buddhists in Malaysia and fall in the month of May. In Malaysia, 2011 Wesak (Vesak) Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 17th 2011.
Vesak is celebrated to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha because according to Buddhists, all the three events took place on the same lunar date.
The Wesak day celebrations begins much before the dawn when the Malaysian Buddhist devotees gather in Buddhist temples for worship all over Malaysia. The Buddhists will then hoist the Buddhist flag and sing hymns in praise of the holy triple gem namely; The Buddha, The Dharma (his teachings) and The Sangha (his disciples). The celebration is done with prayers, chants, offerings and giving alms. Simple offerings are also brought to the temple such as flowers while prayers using candles and joss-sticks are used.
The Buddhist eat a vegetarian diet prior to the festival in order to cleanse and purify themselves. Animals such as doves and tortoises are released by the Malaysian Buddhist devotees on the Wesak Day as a symbolic gesture of releasing the soul and giving up the past sins. Besides that, this particular act is also seen as a way of giving freedom for those that are held against their will or being tortured. Free meals are also given to the needy on the Wesak Day.
Wesak 2011 in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka the Wesak Festival is celebrated as a religious and a cultural festival in Sri Lanka on the full moon of the month of May, for two days. In Sri Lanka, Wesak 2011 will be celebrated from Tuesday, May 17th 2011 to Wednesday, May 18th 2011.
During these two days, the selling of alcohol and flesh is prohibited by government decree. As a symbolic act of liberation, birds, insects and animals are released in huge numbers.
Celebrations include various religious and alms giving activities. Electrically lit pandols called toranas are erected in various locations in Colombo and elsewhere, most sponsored by donors, religious societies and welfare groups. Each pandol illustrates a story from the 550 Jataka Katha or the 550 Past Life Stories of the Buddha.
In addition, colourful lanterns called Vesak koodu are hung along streets and in front of homes. They signify the light of the Buddha, Dharma and the Sangha. Many devout Buddhists wear simple white dresses on Vesak Day and spend the whole day in temples with renewed determination to observe the observance of the Eight Precepts of Buddhism.
Vesak celebration also means making special efforts to bring happiness to the people in more straightened circumstances. Food stalls set up by Buddhist devotees called dansälas provide free food and drinks to passersby. Groups of people from various community organisations, businesses and government departments sing bhakti gee or Buddhist devotional songs. Colombo experiences a massive influx of public from all parts of the country during this week.
2011 Buddha Purnima in India
In India, Vesak Day is known as Buddha Purnima. On this day, Buddhists do not eat meat. This is considered an act of compassion towards animals. People are encouraged to perform other acts of kindness such as sharing food with the poor. Some people even set up road stalls providing free, clean drinking water. Buddha Purnima 2011 will be celebrated on Tuesday, 17 May 2011 in India.
Birth of Buddha or Tathagata is celebrated in India, especially in Sikkim, Ladakh , Arunachal Pradesh, Bodh Gaya and Maharashtra (where 6% of total population are Buddhists) and other parts of India as per Indian calendar. Buddhist People go to common Viharas to observe a rather longer-than-usual, full-length Buddhist sutra, as something like a service. The usual dress is pure white. Non-vegetarian food is normally avoided. Kheer, a sweet rice porridge is commonly served to recall the story of Sujata, a maiden who, in Gautama Buddha’s life, offered the Buddha a bowl of milk porridge.
The Buddhists bathe and dress only in white clothes. They gather in their viharas (monasteries) before sunrise to worship Buddha, offer alms to the bhikshus (monks), hoist the Buddhist flag, and sing hymns admiring the sacred triple treasure: The Buddha, The Dharma (his teachings), and The Sangha (his disciples).
Many devotees offer flowers, candles, and joss sticks at the feet of the monks. Such a ritual allows a Buddhist to reflect on the truth that just as the magnificent flowers shrink and the candles and joss sticks burn out in short time, our life span is too short and will decay soon.
Several followers listen to the continuous speech on the life and preaching of the Buddha throughout the day or request monks to come to their homes. Buddhist monks recite 2500 years old verses obtained from Buddha and urge people to respect other religions.
2011 Hanamatsuri in Japan
In Japan, Vesākha or hanamatsuri (花祭) is also known as: Kanbutsu-e (灌仏会), Goutan-e (降誕会), Busshou-e (仏生会), Yokubutsu-e (浴仏会), Ryuge-e (龍華会), Hana-eshiki (花会式). It is not a public holiday. It is based on a legend that a dragon appeared in the sky on his birthday and poured soma over him.
It used to be celebrated on the 8th day of the fourth month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, based on one of the legends that proclaims the day as Buddha’s birthday. At present, the celebration is observed on April 8 of the Solar Calendar since the Meiji government adopted the western solar calendar as the official calendar. Since the 8th day of the fourth month in the lunar calendar commonly falls in May of the current solar calendar, it is now celebrated about a month earlier. Thus in Japan, 2011 Vesak Day will be celebrated on Friday, 8th April 2011.
In Japan, the general populace are not practicing Buddhists (and may be called casual Buddhists), so most Buddhist temples provide a way to allow the general public to celebrate and participate in only the aspect of the day being Buddha’s birthday, providing the statue of baby Buddha and allowing the populace to worship or pay respect by pouring ama cha, a tea made of Hydrangea. In Buddhist temples, monasteries and nunneries, more involved ceremonies are conducted for practicing Buddhists, priests, monks and nuns. Also, there are public festivals made out of the day in some areas.
2011 Visakha Bucha in Thailand
In Thailand, where majority of the population are buddhists, ach year, the nationwide festival of Vesak Day is held to pay tribute to the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. The Vesak Day will fall on Tuesday, May 17th 2011, however celebrations can be seen for more than a week.
In Thailand, people will congregate around the Buddhist temples to pray and give thanks to the deity on the Vesak Day. Monks dressed in their saffron robes will lead sermons and services throughout the day, with candlelit processions often taking place once night has fallen.
2011 Buddha Poornima in Nepal
The birth of the Buddha is often celebrated by Buddhists in Nepal for an entire month in the Buddhist calendar. The actual day is called Buddha Poornima (or Buddha Purnima), also traditionally known as Vaishakh Poornima. In 2011, the Buddha Poornima will fall on Tuesday, 17 May 2011.
The event is celebrated by gentle and serene fervour, keeping in mind the very nature of Buddhism. People, especially women, go to common Viharas to observe a rather longer-than-usual, full-length Buddhist sutra, as something like a service. The usual dress is pure white. Non-vegetarian food is normally avoided. Kheer, a sweet rice porridge is commonly served to recall the story of Sujata, a maiden who, in Gautama Buddha’s life, offered the Buddha a bowl of milk porridge after he had given up the path of asceticism following six years of extreme austerity. This event was one major link in his enlightenment.
It is said that the Buddha originally followed the way of asceticism to attain enlightenment sooner, as was thought by many at that time. He sat for a prolonged time with inadequate food and water, which caused his body to shrivel so as to be indistinguishable from the bark of the tree that he was sitting under. Seeing the weak Siddhartha Gautama, a girl named Sujata placed a bowl of milk in front of him as an offering. Realizing that without food one can do nothing, the Buddha refrained from harming his own body.
2011 Buddha Birthday in China, Hongkong and Taiwan
In the Chinese speaking countries of Hongkong, China, as well as Taiwan, the Vesak Day called Guanfo (bathing the Buddha) or Yufo (Buddha’s birthday celebration featuring washing Buddha image with perfumed water). The celebrations begin before sunrise and devotees throng the temples early at dawn to meditate. Chanshi (the ceremony of chanting the sutras and confession and prayer) is practiced by monks.
As the day progresses, Buddhist devotees visit orphanages, welfare homes, homes for the aged and charitable institutions to distribute cash donations and gifts to the needy. On this occasion, caged birds are freed to symbolize humanity and compassion.
The celebration is also marked with the devotees performing the “bathing Buddha” ritual where they held a wooden ladle and poured water over a small statue of the Buddha. Bathing a statue of the Buddha symbolizes a fresh start in life and the care given to newborn babies.
Legend has it that when the historical Buddha, Prince Siddhartha, was born, there were auspicious signs heralding his birth. They describe the sky as blue and clear on his birth, with dragons spurting purified water to bathe him. Since then, Buddhists have celebrated his birthday by using fragrant water to bathe the image of Buddha.
In these East Asia countries, Buddha’s birthday is celebrated in on the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese lunar calendar. Thus in 2011, the Buddha birthday falls on Tuesday, 10th May 2011.
2011 Buddha Birthday in South Korea
In Korea the birthday of Buddha is celebrated according to the Lunisolar calendar. This day is called 석가탄신일 (Seokga tansinil), meaning “the day of Buddha’s birthday” or 부처님 오신 날 (Bucheonim osin nal) meaning “the day when Buddha arrived”. Lotus lanterns cover the entire temple throughout the month which are often flooded down the street. On the day of Buddha’s birth, many temples provide free meals and tea to all visitors. The breakfast and lunch provided are often sanchae bibimbap.
In 2011, South Korea will celebrate the Buddha Birthday on Tuesday, 10th May 2011.
Happy Wesak 2011 ! Happy Vesak 2011 !