平 凡 中 的 不 平 凡


在精舍籌備會上,某位法師坐在和尚旁邊,仔細地端詳和尚。

心裡面暗自思惟:師父的臉上,皺紋斑斑,看起來就像很平凡的老人,

為什麼,這些很有名位的人,對師父這麼恭敬?

居士離開之後,和尚對弟子們開示:「無心有法,有心有法,

有法無心突然話鋒一轉,修行到最高的境界,

看起來就跟平凡人一樣,但他的心境,

是完全不一樣的,這就是和光同塵。」

 


 

Extra-ordinary in the Ordinary

 

In a meeting to plan for the setting up of a Zen center, a nun was sitting next to the Master and started to examine his face carefully. She thought, “Shifu’s face is full of wrinkles, and he looks no different from any ordinary old man. So, why are these prestigious people so respectful of him?”

After the meeting, when all the lay disciples had left, the Master talked to the monks and nuns, “There is no conceptual thought in awareness; pure awareness is without attachment …. When Buddhists are very advanced in their practices, in outward appearance, they look like ordinary people, but their minds will be totally different. This is what we call ‘Subduing your light to blend in with the ordinary.’”

 

--> 汝意不可信

 


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