誰可能是你的善知識 / 禪修的體驗

誰可能是你的善知識是一個謎。他可能是任何人,因此我們永遠不應低估任何個人。當然,怎樣識別在菩薩道上的善知識也有標準。從各方位、角度去觀察,能看到那個人擁有真正的慈悲心和具有寬廣豐富的菩薩正知正見。這樣的人是稀有的,但是當你找到這樣的善知識時,你真的要去珍惜,因為善知識是非常難能可貴的。甚至佛陀也說過,遇一位善知識比親見佛陀本人還要珍貴得多。

噶瑪

 

It is really a mystery who could be your spiritual friend. It could be anyone, so therefore we should never underestimate anyone. Of course, there are also guidelines in terms of identifying a spiritual friend who is on a Bodhisattva path. From every angle, from every corner, when you look at that person, that person has genuine compassion and a genuine wealth of a Bodhisattva’s ways of knowledge. Such a person is rare, but when you find this spiritual friend, you really have to cherish that, because that very friend is very precious… even Buddha has said that such a spiritual friend is far more precious than meeting the Buddha himself.

Karmapa

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禪修的體驗就像進入一個角色,像個人忘記了自己的本來身份。依止這種稱為禪修的方法,就像需要這個人進入那個一直以來他或她從來沒有意識到的本來面目。

瑪巴

 

The experience of meditation is like getting into a character, like someone who’s forgotten his or her identity. Relying on this method called meditation seems to require the person to get into that character, all the while not realising that that very character is him or herself.

Karmapa

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噶瑪巴對於美國加利福尼亞州致命的深林野火的信息

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑,對於美國加利福尼亞州致命的深林野火的信息:

親愛的法友們,

目前肆虐 加利福尼亞州的深林大火是其史上最具破壞性和最致命的野火,到目前為止已造成31人死亡,仍有200多人下落不明。

當我們在屏幕上看到這些令人痛心的畫面時,讓我們為所有失去親人、家園和生計的人致上祈禱。

雖然這類新聞會引發情緒是很自然的事情,但我們也要仔細觀察我們的思想,因為肆意的情緒可以留下破壞性的後果。

在這個時候與任何時候,讓我們繼續修持佛法,即智慧和慈悲的實踐。

致上祈禱
第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message concerning the deadly wildfires in California:

Dear dharma friends

The wildfires currently sweeping California are the most destructive and the joint deadliest in its history, killing 31 people so far, with more than 200 people still unaccounted for.

As we see these distressing scenes on our screens, may we offer our hearts for all of those who have lost their loved ones, their homes, their livelihoods.

While it is natural for such news to give rise to emotion, let us also observe our minds carefully, for unchecked emotions can also leave a destructive path in their wake.

At this time, and at all times, let us continue to practice the Buddha dharma, a practice of wisdom and compassion.

With prayers

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

#Karmapa

Source: https://www.karmapa.org/karmapa-on-the-wildfires-in-california/

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噶瑪巴對最近接二連三發生的悲劇分享以下信息

噶瑪巴對於最近悲慘事件的訊息

October 30, 2018

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴,對最近接二連三發生的悲劇分享以下信息。

親愛的法友,

昨天上午,一架從印度尼西亞雅加達起飛的國內航班在飛機起飛後不久墜入大海,導致機上所有189人喪生。

這場悲劇發生在該國遭受毀滅性的地震和海嘯之後僅一個月,該地震和海嘯奪去了2100多人的生命。

讓我們為印度尼西亞人民以及受世界各地近期其他悲劇影響的所有人祈禱,包括星期六匹茲堡猶太教堂的大規模槍擊事件,其中有11名信徒喪生。

致上慈悲
第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴

Karmapa’s message on recent tragic events

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares this message following several recent tragedies.

Dear dharma friends,

Yesterday morning, a domestic flight from Jakarta, Indonesia, ended in disaster when the plane crashed into the sea shortly after take-off, killing all 189 people on board.

This latest tragedy comes only one month after the nation suffered a devastating earthquake and tsunami, which claimed more than 2,100 lives.

May we all pray for the people of Indonesia, as well as all those affected by other recent tragic events around the world, including the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, in which eleven worshippers lost their lives.

With compassion,
Thaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

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大寶法王邀請世界各地的學生與他一起參與噶舉祈願法會

各位法友:

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑,邀請世界各地的學生與他一起在菩提伽耶的菩提樹下,參與2018年12月16日至22日他親自主持的一年一度噶舉祈願法會。

噶舉祈願法會是噶瑪噶舉傳承中最重要的年度盛事。成千上萬的學生,男、女僧眾和尊貴的大德們聚首於佛陀證悟的地方,噶瑪巴會帶領僧俗二眾為利樂有情祈禱。噶舉祈願法會主要念誦的經文是有被稱為「願王之王」之《普賢行願品》。

正如噶瑪巴所說,當我們來到釋迦牟尼佛成就正等正覺之神聖地方,為所有眾生祈求世界和平與繁榮昌盛,其積累的功德、智慧和利益是非常廣大的。

誠邀世界各地的修行者親自或在線上與噶瑪巴一起。一些佛法開示將以直播方式,讓不克前往菩提伽耶的學生,也能和噶瑪巴及噶瑪噶舉的學生,在線上參與法會。有關直播串流的詳細信息將在未來幾週內發布。

除了在菩提伽耶的摩訶菩提寺主持祈願法會之外,噶瑪巴還將領導第四屆國際噶瑪噶舉會議,並通過其「南亞佛教協會」(SABA)參與當地社區和慈善公益活動。

Join Karmapa at the Kagyu Monlam in Bodh Gaya

October 13, 2018

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, invites students around the world to join him under the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, as he presides over prayers at the annual Kagyu Monlam, 16-22 December 2018.

The Kagyu Monlam is the most significant event of the year for the Karma Kagyu lineage. Tens of thousands of students, monks, nuns and other venerables come together in the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, as Karmapa leads prayers for the benefit of all sentient beings.
The main prayer recited at the Kagyu Monlam is known as the ‘King of Aspiration Prayers’ or the ‘Samantabhadra Wishing Prayer’.

As Karmapa has said,
When we come together to the sacred place where Gautama Buddha reached enlightenment, and offer aspirations for peace and prosperity for all beings, the merit, wisdom and benefit that is accumulated is tremendous.

Practitioners around the world are invited to join Karmapa, in person or online. Several of the teachings will be live streamed so that students who are not able to travel to Bodh Gaya can still join Karmapa and their fellow Karma Kagyu students. Details for the streaming will be published in the coming weeks.

In addition to presiding over prayers at the Mahabodhi Stupa in Bodh Gaya, Karmapa will also be leading the Fourth International Karma Kagyu Meeting, and engaging in local community and charitable activities through his South Asian Buddhist Association (SABA).

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噶瑪巴對印度尼西亞海嘯和地震致上祈禱

September 29, 2018

噶瑪巴對印度尼西亞海嘯和地震致上祈禱

第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑,對最近印度尼西亞發生的海嘯和地震分享的信息。

親愛的法友,

我藉此信給印度尼西亞人民致上祈禱,海嘯和地震摧毀了帕盧市,造成至少380人死亡,並直接影響了數千人。

這場悲劇和生命的喪失再次提醒我們物質世界的無常。

我們可以從這種無常中獲得一些慰藉。因為在極度痛苦和心痛的過程中,我們可能會覺得沒有希望,我們總會感受到這種痛苦。然而,正如黑夜不會永久,太陽會如常再次升起。所以我們的痛苦不是永久的,我們會再次感到希望。

請與我一起向所有受此災難影響的人致上慈悲。

致上祈禱
泰耶多傑
第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴

Karmapa offers prayers after Indonesian tsunami and earthquake

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares this message in the wake of the recent tsunami and earthquake in Indonesia.

Dear dharma friends,

I am writing to offer my prayers for the people of Indonesia, following the tsunami and earthquake that has devastated the city of Palu, killing at least 380 people, and directly affecting thousands more.

This tragic event and loss of life is yet another reminder of the impermanent nature of our material world.

We may take some solace from this impermanence. For in the midst of great suffering and heartache, we may feel that there is no hope, and that we will always feel this pain. However, just as night never lasts forever, and the sun always rises again, so our pain is not permanent. We will feel hope again.

Please join me in offering our compassion to all those affected by this disaster.

With prayers
Thaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

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9月28日-10月1日 八關齋戒閉關

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑 對2018年聯合國國際和平日分享以下信息

September 21, 2018

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑,於2018年聯合國國際和平日分享以下信息。

親愛的法友,

在這個聯合國國際和平日,我想寄予所有在生活中遇到困難的人信息。

無論你是失去至愛,在颶風、颱風、洪水還是飢荒倖存下來,或者無論你是在生活中還是在工作上遇到暴風雨,都可能感到和平是一個遙不可及的夢,並且在某種程度上是無法實現。

從某個角度來看,和平可能比你想像的更容易接近。當我說「和平」時,我的意思是什麼?也許用一種描述它的方式,就是一種聯繫、虔誠和無限偉大的愛。

在生命中,通常對我們的最大衝擊能誘發最虔誠的心。偉大的岡波巴面對妻子和孩子的悲慘死亡,與他對佛法的虔誠奉獻,是不可分割的。正如密勒日巴尊者喪失了家人和他的家,與他的靈性精神,也是緊密交織在一起。

和平與混亂這兩者是分不開的。我們當中許多人生活在相對舒適的環境,可能不曾經歷過求適應和求生存中常見的深層聯繫。因此,當我們為痛苦及其原因的終結而祈禱時,我們不要將痛苦標籤為「壞」或「好」,因為我們可以看到受苦的人,卻無法體驗他們的洞見,就算在悲劇和令人心碎的事件中,也可以灑下無限愛的種子 。

我們都是不同的,你如何運用這些想法取決於你自己。但盡量不要強迫任何聯繫。例如,當我們聽著別人聽的歌時,有時心裡沒有共鳴。我們不必要強迫,而是輕輕地聽著他們的歌曲,並從他們的經驗中學習。我們需要學習以自己的方式來實踐和平。

我希望這個信息能為你帶來一些安慰,並幫助你培養需要繼續向前行的勇氣。

致上慈悲
泰耶多傑
第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message on the occasion of the 2018 United Nations International Day of Peace.

Dear dharma friends
On this United Nations International Day of Peace, I would like to offer a message to all those who are facing difficulties in their lives.

Whether you have lost loved ones, survived hurricanes, typhoons, floods or famine, or whether you are facing storms in your personal lives or at work, it may feel that peace is a distant dream, and that it is somehow unreachable.

From one perspective, peace may be closer than you think. When I say ‘peace’, what do I mean? Perhaps one way to describe it is in terms of a bond, a devotion and love so great that it has no limits.

In life, it is often our greatest challenges that lead to the deepest devotion. The tragic death of the great master Gampopa’s wife and children, and his devotion to the Buddha dharma, are indivisible. Just as the loss of the great master Milarepa’s family and home, and his spirituality, are also intertwined.

Peace and chaos are inseparable. Many of us who live in relative comfort may never experience the deep bond that is so often seen in stories of resilience and survival. So while we pray for the end of suffering and its causes, we do not label suffering as ‘bad’ or ‘good’ for we can see that those who suffer may have insights that we cannot experience, and that even in the midst of tragedy and heartbreak, the seed of limitless love can be sown.

We are all different, and how you apply these thoughts is up to you. But try not to force any connection. For example, when we listen to the songs that others listen to, sometimes there is no resonance in our hearts. Let’s not force it, but instead listen gently to their songs and learn from their experiences. We need to learn our own way to achieve peace.

I hope that this message provides some comfort to you and helps you develop the courage that you need to move on with hope in your hearts.

With compassion
Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

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9月9日 十六羅漢祈福法會

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑對印度南部的喀拉拉邦最近發生的水災有以下信息

August 19, 2018

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑,對印度南部的喀拉拉邦最近發生的水災有以下信息

親愛的法友,

近一個世紀以來最嚴重的洪水,造成喀拉拉邦的破壞和生命的損失是難以理解。超過300人死亡,逾20萬人失去家園,要在安置營地暫住。預計會有更多的雨量,情況可能會變得更壞。

然而,希望仍存在。本週,印度慶祝獨立日 ,在多樣化中求統一,整個國家凝聚在一起慶祝,其中包括其人民的毅力和堅強。這種特質和印度的精神財富,於這個時候尤其需要。雖然物質資源和人道主義援助很重要 ,我們的祈禱、慈悲、仁愛,也同樣有幫助。當我們實踐佛法,並將我們修持的功德回向給所有眾生時,我們是在他們最需要的時候給予了希望。

讓我們一起為受這次災難影響的所有人祈禱。

致上慈悲
泰耶多傑

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message after the recent flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

Dear dharma friends,

The devastation and loss of life in Kerala, caused by the worst flooding in a century, is difficult to comprehend. More than 300 people havez died. More than 200,000 people have been left homeless and in camps. With more rains predicted, the situation is feared to become even more dire.

And yet, there is hope. This week, India celebrated its Independence Day – with unity in diversity, the whole country came together to celebrate, among other things, the resilience and strength of its citizens. These qualities, together with India’s spiritual wealth, are greatly needed at this time. While material resources and humanitarian aid are crucial – our prayers, our compassion, our loving kindness, are just as beneficial. When we practice the Buddha dharma, and dedicate the merit of our practice to all sentient beings, we offer hope for those who need it most.

May we all pray together for all those affected by this disaster.

With compassion

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

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第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴對最近在意大利的橋樑倒塌事件分享以下信息

第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴對最近在意大利的橋樑倒塌事件分享以下信息

親愛的法友,

在意大利熱那亞市的高速公路橋樑倒塌中,至少有35人喪生,其中包括3名兒童。

在這種悲劇中,很自然地會有一種絕望感。我們可能會感到不知所措,甚至無法想像還能存有任何希望。當失去希望時,人生將失去一切。作為修行人,即使在這種災難的新聞過後,我們有一個重要的角色,就是告訴大家”希望” 還存在的。

正如寂天菩薩在《入菩薩行論》中所說,「願沮喪的人振作起來並且發起堅定之心」。

通過一次又一次的實踐佛法,我們可以成為正面榜樣,啟發他人走上正途。通過佛法,即使在最黑暗的時刻,我們也可以帶來照亮希望的光。

讓我們為受這場災難影響的人們祈禱,和所有感到迷失和痛苦的人找到希望。

致上慈悲
泰耶多傑

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message after the recent bridge collapse in Italy.

Dear dharma friends,

I am writing to you following the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, in which at least 35 people lost their lives, including three children.

It is natural, in the midst of such tragedies, to feel a sense of hopelessness. We may feel overwhelmed, to the point where we can’t even imagine any kind of hope exists. When hope is lost, everything is lost. As practitioners, we have an important role to show that hope still exists, even in the aftermath of such devastating news.

As Shantideva says in The Way of the Bodhisattvas, ‘May the discouraged become uplifted and perfectly steadfast’.

Through turning to our practice, again and again, we can be positive role models and inspire others on their path. Through the Buddha dharma, we can shine a light on hope even in the darkest of moments.

May we all join in prayers for those affected by this disaster, and may all those who feel lost and suffering find hope.

With compassion
Thaye Dorje

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第十七世嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑對希臘和老撾最近發生的災難有以下的訊息

July 25, 2018

第十七世嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑對希臘和老撾最近發生的災難有以下的訊息。

親愛的法友,

一場發生在希臘雅典附近的災難性野火奪去了至少76人的生命。人們為了安全而逃離火焰,為失去親人而哀悼的情景,理解可能會引起的情緒。

還有,老撾東南部大壩倒塌引發的洪災,導致至少20人死亡,100多人仍然失踪。被水淹沒的房屋、村民和兒童滯留在屋頂上的空中圖像,可能都讓我們當中一些人感到不安。

佛法的實踐是掌控我們情緒的途徑,而不是讓情緒控制我們。這不是無情或沒有慈悲心 , 其實是恰恰相反。

有時當自然災害或非自然災害發生時,或者當我們在個人生活中經歷悲劇時,我們修持佛法的好處 – 慈悲心的修行- 是最強烈的體驗。我們修行的目的,就是讓人類本來俱有的菩提心生起。

透過佛法的修持,我們能夠體驗到無盡的慈悲與智慧。我們不再被憤怒,恐懼或其他痛苦的情緒(klesa)所淹沒,而是能夠發掘我們的內在財富,我們本來俱足的特質,來利益眾生。我們體驗到諸行無常,隨之,當我們能夠全然放下恐懼和憤怒時,慈悲心就會油然而生。

正如我以前所說,慈悲心比佛陀更珍貴。在人心,我們看到了無限的希望。

因此,讓我們為受到這些和所有災難所影響的人修持和祈禱,並使我們的悲心能夠利樂有情。

致上祈禱

泰耶多傑
第十七世嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message in the wake of recent disasters in Greece and Laos:

Dear dharma friends

The devastating wildfires near Athens in Greece have claimed the lives of at least 76 people. The scenes of people fleeing for safety from the flames, mourning the loss of their loved ones, may understandably give rise to emotion.

And so it is with the dam collapse in south-east Laos, which led to flash floods that killed at least 20 people, with more than 100 still missing. The aerial images of homes submerged by water, with villagers and children stranded on rooftops, may be upsetting for some of us.

The practice of the Buddha dharma is a path to mastering our emotions, rather than letting our emotions control us. This is not about being heartless or uncompassionate – quite the opposite.

It is at times like these, when natural or unnatural disasters strike, or when we experience tragedy in our personal lives, when the benefits of our practice – a practice of compassion – are most keenly experienced. The purpose of our practice is to give rise to Bodhicitta, the human heart.

Through the practice of the Buddha dharma, we are able to experience limitless compassion and wisdom. We are no longer overwhelmed by anger, fear, or other afflictive emotions (klesa), and are instead able to tap into our Inner Wealth, our innate values, for the benefit of all. We experience all compounded phenomena as impermanent. In time, we are able to let go of fear and anger altogether, and let compassion rise.

As I have said before, the compassionate heart is even more precious than a Buddha. In the human heart, we see limitless hope.

Therefore, let us practice and pray for those affected by these and all disasters, and may the benefits of our compassionate hearts reach all sentient beings.

With prayers
Thaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

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努力修行有機會證悟菩提心 / 覺知的重要

14 May

如果回顧我們噶舉承傳的上師,從傳承創立者開始,我們可以看到的是,正因為他們的努力,通過艱辛的努力,他們成為了偉大的上師。所以,這特質是我們作為後輩必須培養的,我們必須努力修行並在最需要的地方精進不懈。如果我們這樣實踐,就會有機會證悟菩提心。之後,修行道路會變得更加順利、遠比我們想像的容易。

噶瑪巴

If we look at the past lineage masters of our Kagyu tradition, starting from the very founders of our lineage, we can see that they have become those great masters simply because of their effort, through sheer hard work and great effort. And so this is one trait that we as their descendants, one could say, must try to develop and put in hard work where it is needed, where it is truly needed. If we do that, then there is an opportunity where the realisation of Bodhicitta can actually happen. From then on, the journey becomes far smoother, far easier than we can imagine.

#Karmapa

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28 May

覺知的重要

覺知是非常非常重要的。沒有覺知,最終我們會打開無明之門。無明為我們帶來不必要和毫無幫助的方法來解決問題:貪愛與嗔恨。我們要防範這些現象的出現,所以覺知為什麼那麼重要。

簡單來說,要培養覺知,就好像我們必須審視什麼是健康 ,好比對身體健康的良好飲食習慣或常作運動。就是那樣,我們必須問自己什麼會為心靈帶來健康。然後,透過運用佛菩薩教導我們的善知識,我們可以找到越來越多對我們心靈健康的東西。根據我們的能力逐漸地去應用這些知識,我們便會變得更健康、更健壯、更強壯、和更靈活 ,我們就能克服任何的困難。

噶瑪巴

#Karmapa on the importance of mindful awareness:

Awareness is very, very important. Without awareness, eventually we will open the doors to ignorance. Ignorance brings with it unnecessary or unhelpful tools in the attempt to solve our problems: attachment and anger. It is important to guard against these phenomena, so that’s why awareness is so important.

Very simply, we must develop awareness by examining what is healthy – just like examining a good diet or fitness routine for our physical body. Just like that, we have to ask ourselves what is healthy for our mind. Then, by using the knowledge that is shared by all of the Buddhas and bodhisattvas, we can find out more and more about what is healthy for our mind. And then, gradually, by applying the knowledge according to our capacity, we become healthier and healthier, fitter and fitter, stronger and stronger, and more flexible – and then we can overcome all difficulties.

#Karmapa

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彼此是屬於一個家庭 / 簡單來自於內心 / 菩提心的目的

我們所有人彼此之間可能沒有血緣關係。然而,因為我們有相似的因,因為我們有相似的願力和願望,我們就連結在一起。我們因修持所以連結,我們因願力所以連結。因此,我們彼此都是屬於一個家庭。

噶瑪巴

All of us may not be related to each other by blood. Nevertheless, because we have a similar cause, because we all have similar aspirations and wishes, we are bound by that. We are bound by what we practice, we are bound by what we aspire to. So therefore, we are all another family for each other.

#Karmapa

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簡單來自於內心。每當我們陷入混亂、迷失時,各種困難的思緒和情況都會出現。當我們冷靜下來,無論我們是不是佛教徒,最終我們都能夠找到可以在生活中運用得到簡單合理的中間之道。佛法實際就是把所有事情簡單化,以便我們可以將它運用於日常生活中。

噶瑪巴

The source of simplicity comes from the heart. Whenever we are in turmoil, confusion, all kinds of difficult thoughts and circumstances arise. When we calm ourselves down, whether we are Buddhist or not, in the end we can find a middle ground where we can say that applying the simple things in our lives makes sense. In Buddhism, everything is really about making things simple, so that we can apply them in our everyday life.

#Karmapa

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菩提心的目的是為了利益所有眾生,生起仁愛和理解的意圖或動機。

噶瑪巴

The purpose of Bodhicitta is to generate a very kind and understanding intention or motivation for the benefit of all sentient beings.

#Karmapa

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皈依對象的真正意義 / 平等 / 修習禪定

我們需要明白以佛陀作為皈依對象的真正意義,當然我們可以依釋迦牟尼佛作爲對象- 或任何我們認為是神性的形像,這純粹只是一個參考,沒有別的。就好像其他概念一樣 – 它只不過是一種象徵,就好像自己本質的反映。

噶瑪巴

We need to realise that the idea of taking refuge in the Buddha – of course as a reference point we can think of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni – any form of what we think is a divinity, is simply a pure reference, nothing more. It’s just like any other concept – it is nothing more than a symbol, like a reflection of one’s own genuine qualities.

#Karmapa
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噶瑪巴- 平等:

佛法的平等觀念只能來自於不重視自我,而是要觀察到所有的現象都是因緣條件相依而產生。並沒有一個「我」比其他的更偉大或更優勝。當我們專注、禪修時,我們便能夠從邏輯和體驗中看到這一點。

Karmapa on equality:

The Buddhist theory is that the idea of equality can only come from seeing that there is no need for a great emphasis on a single self, but instead to see that all appearances are there due to causes and conditions, and due to dependencies. There is no particular self that stands out greater or better than the rest. When we focus, when we meditate, we can see this, both logically and from our experience.

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可能要將注意力集中在某些善行或好的事情上是困難的,又或者要修習布施或忍辱並非容易。可能會有很多障礙。但是經常修習禪定,身心會變得很靈活、有能力,無論你想專注於什麼,你都可以專注上 – 無論你想要運用什麼,你都能夠輕易地運用上。

噶瑪巴

It may be difficult to tell the mind to focus on something meritorious or something good, or to practice generosity or apply patience – it is not always easy. There can be many disturbances. But when meditation is applied often and regularly, then both the body and the mind become so flexible, so able, that whatever you try to concentrate on, you will be able to concentrate on – and whatever you try to apply, you will be able to apply without any difficulty.

#Karmapa

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