Saturday, December 06, 2008

《善見律毘婆沙》卷4〈3 阿育王品〉:「……若人有信心恒生慚愧好學戒律者,佛法得久住。是故人欲得佛法久住,先學毘尼藏。何以故?有饒益行者故。何謂饒益?若善男子好心出家,律藏即是父母。何以故?與其出家令得具足教學威儀,依止律藏自身持戒,能斷他疑,若入僧中無所畏懼,若有犯罪依律結判,令法久住。」」(CBETA, T24, no. 1462, p. 694, b14-20)

《善見律毘婆沙》卷4〈3 阿育王品〉:「佛說戒律,為欲止惡因,止惡故生不悔心,因不悔心故,得生歡喜。因歡喜故,得生安樂。因安樂故,得生三昧。因三昧故,得生慧眼。因生慧眼故,而生厭污。因厭污故,而得離欲。因離欲故,而生度脫。因度脫故,得度脫智。因度脫智,次第得入涅槃。為欲言故,為欲說故,為依止故,為欲聞故,如是次第心得度脫智,是故慇懃當學毘尼。此是毘尼處說根本。」(CBETA, T24, no. 1462, p. 694, b25-c4)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Inauguration of Sakya Institute of Vajrayana



“今天是雪域西藏具有耳傳四量的甚深道果法門之創始者和擁有者,一切諸佛智悲力的化現,大悲貢嘎寧波祖師之圓寂日,
也是一切持明大士之頂嚴,昆貢卻傑波的圓寂日,
同時也是跟本上師祿頂堪仟多傑羌蔣揚登貝尼瑪之誕辰日,
在這樣吉祥圓滿的日子裏,我們聚集在一起,尤其由尊貴的無上導師怙主薩迦法王陛下主持薩迦派密續佛學院落成開幕典禮,我首先以身語意三門非常虔敬地向尊貴的薩迦法王頂禮之後,再向在座的僧寳眾,以及所有的嘉賓們問候∶“札西德勒”

~祿頂堪布的演講截詞。

Thursday, November 06, 2008

大日如來十二壇城灌頂

24-10-2008開始至昨天5-10-2008爲期十三天,鄂寺的喇嘛們都到薩迦中心領受薩迦法王所傳授的大日如來十二壇城的灌頂,每天來回拉遮普與曼度瓦拉之間,真的很累。而今天早上六點開始是法王的長壽法會,九點是獻感恩曼達拉,晚上梭巴仁波切請吃飯,這些我都沒去。下個禮拜12-11-2008堪仟仁波切的生日,同時也是鄂巴的密續大學開幕典禮,目前知道有兩天的活動,分別由法王及堪仟仁波切開示,將會有很多大仁波切會來參加。這裡有些灌頂的照片,拍得不是很好,就隨便看看吧!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

大乘就是棒!

善財童子言:「聖者!何者是菩薩生處?」

(彌勒菩薩)答言:

「善男子!菩薩有十種生處。何者為十?善男子!菩提心是菩薩生處,生菩薩家故;深心是菩薩生處,生善知識家故;諸地是菩薩生處,生波羅蜜家故;大願是菩薩生處,生妙行家故;大悲是菩薩生處,生四攝家故;如理觀察是菩薩生處,生般若波羅蜜家故;大乘是菩薩生處,生方便善巧家故;教化眾生是菩薩生處,生佛家故;智慧方便是菩薩生處,生無生法忍家故;修行一切法是菩薩生處,生過、現、未來一切如來家故。

「善男子!菩薩摩訶薩,以般若波羅蜜為母,方便善巧為父,檀波羅蜜為乳母,尸波羅蜜為養母,忍波羅蜜為莊嚴具,勤波羅蜜為養育者,禪波羅蜜為澣濯人,善知識為教授師,一切菩提分為伴侶,一切善法為眷屬,一切菩薩為兄弟,菩提心為家,如理修行為家法,諸地為家處,諸忍為家族,大願為家教,滿足諸行為順家法,勸發大乘為紹家業,法水灌頂一生所繫菩薩為王太子,成就菩提為能淨家族。

「善男子!菩薩如是超凡夫地,入菩薩位,生如來家,住佛種性,能修諸行,不斷三寶,善能守護菩薩種族,淨菩薩種,生處尊勝,無諸過惡,一切世間天、人、魔、梵、沙門、婆羅門恭敬讚歎。

「善男子!菩薩摩訶薩生於如是尊勝家已,知一切法如影像故,於諸世間無所惡賤;知一切法如變化故,於諸有趣無所染著;知一切法無有我故,教化眾生心無疲厭;以大慈悲為體性故,攝受眾生不覺勞苦;了達生死猶如夢故,經一切劫而無怖畏;了知諸蘊皆如幻故,示現受生而無憂厭;知諸界、處同法界故,於諸境界無所壞滅;知一切想如陽焰故,入於諸趣不生倒惑;達一切法皆如幻故,入魔境界不起染著;知法身故,一切煩惱不能欺誑;得自在故,於一切趣通達無礙。

~《大方廣佛華嚴經.入法界品第三十九之二十》

Thursday, October 09, 2008

印度來鴻!

〈牛王……〉

今天29-8-2008,鄂寺經過了一個月半的結夏安居(佛教傳到西藏後,在雪域要如理結夏三月不易,故縮短了一半時間。),終于解制了,接下來要放假四天,鄂寺附近的西藏難民村的村民、其他寺院的喇嘛、鄂寺隔壁的苯教徒,都會一起到寺院來慶祝,連續四天舉行人與神,僧與俗同歡的慶典。

幾天過後3-10-2008,法王會在薩迦中心傳授《續部全集》予黃教格魯派,因此灌頂傳承在格魯派已經斷承,故梭巴仁波切請薩迦法王給與灌頂。此大概連續兩個月的灌頂,將會有很多黃教的大格西、活佛、仁波切等將會來領受傳承。

每次回家鄉時,都會專程主修藥師佛的修法回向給印度國民,考慮到當年印度政府對於西藏流亡政府的幫助,今日藏傳佛教才能在此立足于世界宏觀。又而且在印度生活,極需回向的苦難衆生真是觸目可及,為防危險故,有時又不敢在大庭廣衆掏腰包給乞丐,能做的就只有修法回向,不要講我消極,因我堅信如此亦能幫助到他們,也不怕為自己帶來被丐幫圍攻的困擾及隨身物品的安全。(對不對?突然覺得自己好聰明喔……)但是如果能力允許,又不怕麻煩的話,其實也是得給與實際的物質幫忙啦!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

聲聞情懷

那天,在一份佛教雜誌裏頭看到一位南傳佛教比丘寫的報導和感慨,他說啊,近來很多年輕出家人對於佛教戒條的重視,不如於自己個人修持的工作,如止觀禪修、本尊修法來得重要。而對於正法的見地與律學的實踐都沒有好好地被照顧到,這真是遺憾的一點。
佛陀教團的延續,仰賴于比丘僧尼的和合共住與弘揚佛法的努力,才得以健康和茁壯地成長。僧人對於正法律的尊重及守護,並且如法實踐的功德,才堪以消受護法施主們的殷勤供養,更能讓在家居士,不退信心地繼續在三寶福田内廣興供養。如果,身為釋子,而忽略了本身所肩負的責任與使命的話,那還真愧對信施呢!

所以啊!有鑒于這一點,我得加倍努力地在僧格養成訓練上,多加刻苦和堅持才行,加油吖!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

自省

前幾天,幾位印度來的朋友到訪。
年輕人就是這樣,好久不見,見面時卻喜歡互相奚落和調侃對方。
從他入境到出境,沒有一天無不是在“吵”中度過……
其中一個話題,我們在討論自己是否懂得自我反省或自覺。
他告訴我,雖然他看起來不象是很機靈的人,自覺能力或許較弱。
但是,他平時都有在作培養慈悲心的禪修。
我在想:“這傢伙為免也太‘不自覺’了吧?離題到離譜!”
接下來。大家沒再多說些什麼,各自沉思。

原來,我自我反省的功力弱掉了……
我竟然沒有省察到自己也有一段時間沒有在修習慈悲觀。
難怪最近特別喜歡批評,才會跟他“吵”。
“如母有親”這句話,最怕變成口頭禪,
修法時的作意,也很怕變成公式。
總之,要用“心”啦!

說不機靈,我看你機靈的很!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Grace Of My Life

I lie awake so often at night
With something to read or something to write
In the silence my mind is free
To think of the ways that God has blessed me

It's easy to see how He's been so kind
Any proof I might need is right here by my side

You are the grace of my life
So tender, so undeserved
Hard to believe you're my wife
Even harder to put what I feel into words
If I need evidence God is good
Just looking at you is enough
You are the grace of my life
For you grace my life with your love

Love that is pure, so faithful and strong
You forgive me when I do you wrong
I've seen in you time after time
A picture on earth of love so divine

Oh, I am amazed for how can it be
That someone like you would love someone like me

You are the grace of my life
So tender, so undeserved
Hard to believe you're my wife
Even harder to put what I feel into words
If I need evidence God is good
Just looking at you is enough
You are the grace of my life
For you grace my life with your love


~Brian Littrell

Thursday, July 24, 2008

回歸 again...

回歸……

學佛多年,一路走來,感慨還真多。其實我自己也沒什麼資格在這兒嘆,既然要嘆也就只能嘆自己。沒別的,這篇網志,就是要嘆!

“出家就是寂寞”,這句話有多親切啊!多年來,自己一人走這條路,無怨無悔。當認識寂寞本人後,心情反而就越能堅定。生活多姿多彩的話,是否會更不想出離呢?所以,寂寞也沒什麼不好,只要習慣就好。

學佛到現在,出家到現在,受戒到現在,不同的身份,不同的立場,不同的時空,現前又是一個什麼樣的人?我就是這個人。在鄂巴寺常住,第一個先背熟的經典,就是誦戒的儀軌。我以為這樣就是對戒律的尊重,卻忘了遠追佛陀當年制戒的根本情懷。時代變遷,許多戒律被忽視,有時我們也會覺得理所當然的如:過午食,持金銀,自炊煮,乃至尼眾的八敬法等等,雖然歷時久遠及因緣的不同,若要堅持的話難免有時會有些困難,但這並不是指我們已經可以廢掉這些條規了,若因緣具足時,我們應該盡量的加以履行才是。

這些話,顯然不應該出自我口中,因為我自己也沒有做得很好,只是當下的心情,誰知道我下一秒又會想些什麼。雖然如此,但我還是會努力用心。自稱釋子,就得要有責任心。

加油吖!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Vajrayogini the Great!


金剛瑜珈母!
偉大的祝福者!
由眼睛所見,極大的喜悅!
然而這一切都是空的。
所以,這一切的本質,都是空性。
不以思而見,一切將變得無障礙。
這就是空間的本質。
任何事物皆為心與空的本質。
若能無障礙地禪修, 則思考的解放將完全的誕生!
薄伽梵,榮耀的金剛薩垛,如是如是說!

~甘珠爾


讚嘆您啊!
盛開的玫瑰,一切之所崇敬。
您賦予解脫的希望,
金剛瑜珈母,諸佛之母!

歌頌您啊!
諸法空相,無可言思的秘密。
在正法的泉源狂舞,
金剛瑜珈母,空性之所生。

禮讚您啊!
火紅的天空,俱生智慧之愛。
您燃燒眾生無恥的欲望
金剛瑜珈母,諸空行之后。

祈請您啊!
遮那之妙体,遍法界之身。
垂視我,敬愛的上師,
Namo Guru Vajrayoginiye!


~Jamyang Zangpo

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

"it's your dream"

One night a man dreamt

That a monster was on his chest,

Choking him, trying to kill him.

The man woke in terror

And saw the monster above him.

The man cried,

"What is going to happen to me?"

"Don't ask me," replied the monster,

"it's your dream"


~a funny artwork hanging on Khyentse Ladrang.
did you get any inspiration on it?

Friday, June 27, 2008

So, this Heruka walks into a bar....

Some guy complained that in all his years hanging around Dharma centers, he never heard anybody tell a joke. He said, "I rarely see these people express real warmth or a smile, and would be completely surprised to see any of these people dance."


O.K.

So, this Heruka walks into a bar, and says to the bartender, "I want a drink."

Bartender puts a drink down in front of the Heruka and says, "That'll be twelve dollars, please."

Heruka pays up and downs the drink.

Bartender says, "I don't mean to be a wise-guy, but the thing is, we don't get many Herukas in here."

Heruka says, "No, and at these prices you won't get many more."

O.K.

Buddha walks up to a hot dog vendor in New York City. He says to the guy, "Make Me One With Everything", and gives him some money.

The hot dog vendor makes a hot dog, hands it to Buddha, and says "Here you go."

Buddha says, "Where's my change?"

The hot dog vendor says "Change comes from within."

O.K.

How many Buddhists does it take to change a lightbulb?

Three.

One to change the bulb, one to not change the bulb, and one to neither change nor not change the bulb.

O.K.

Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused his dentist's Novocain?

He wanted to transcend dental medication.

O.K.

A wandering monk walked barefoot everywhere he went, to the point that the soles of his feet eventually became quite thick and leathery. And because he ate very little, he gradually became very frail. Several days often passed between opportunities to brush his teeth, so he usually had bad breath.

Therefore, throughout the region, he came to be known as the super-calloused fragile mystic plagued with halitosis.

~轉貼

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Global Warning!

現在回想起在常住的時候,就算當時是夏天,因為寺院周圍都被森林環抱著的緣故,所以空氣比較輕盈,可以完全地把極度污染的印度城市藏在樹林背後。那時,吉美喇嘛從他寺院騎著機車把我送回家,那時應該是迷路了吧?!結果在城市裏頭轉了又轉,被噪音、飛塵、重型交通工具所排出濃濃的黑煙吞沒,昏頭垢面的,好辛苦!最後找到通往我常住的鄉間小路,轉進去后,周圍樹木帶來的新鮮空氣,當下頓時讓我們覺得一片清涼,真的!
回來之前,在新德里住了很多天,當時被刁難不允許出境,待在旅館猛看電視安慰自己,看了由美國前副總統 Al Gore 出演的記錄片《An Inconvenient Truth》。我完全被震撼住了,這並不是無關痛癢的紀錄片,就同片名所說- A Global Warning! 他要我們認識自己所處的環境,喚醒我們的良知!我們總是認爲自己是地球的主人而恣情揮霍資源,卻忘了爛攤子是要由下一代來收拾,我們太自私了!

每次編輯部落格時,寫到重點時就很累,太多的情緒揮發了。把這部片推薦給您,不是要你像欣賞一般影片而沉醉其中(雖然沒多大可能),而是要讓我們用良心去看,而且請不要作任何事不關己的評論!

Making mistakes in centuries and generations past would have consequences that we could overcome. We don't have that luxury anymore.
~Al Gore

Thursday, June 19, 2008

大悲心 Loving you!

大悲心 Loving you!

月亮的沉寂,無法遺忘眾生!
是誰的淚,說出大悲心的本然?
玫瑰,對您的執著,因為您的功德。
觀世自在,是我的依止。

南方曼陀羅的中心,無盡悲願延綿相續。
對您的呼喚,是無畏的體驗。
相信您,我將無懼於實現菩提。
觀世自在,我是您的弟子。

大乘,多麼吉祥悅意的名詞,
永遠是您的名字,
慈悲與博愛,是您的輕描淡寫。
觀世自在,諸佛本質!

禮敬,大慈悲所住,
觀世間音聲,而度脫者。
菩提薩垛,依怙主。
智慧勇士!

~Jamyang Zangpo

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Biography of H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche

H.E. Venerable Thartse Khen Rinpoche was born on an auspicious day in the year 1968 and is the grand nephew of H.E. Chogyal Trichen Rinpoche.

At the age of eight, he was ordained as a monk in Mustang. The Sakya's Ngor tradition has four palaces (Ladrang) namely Luding, Thartse, Phende and Khangsar. At the age of 13, Rinpoche was officially enthroned by H.H. Sakya Trizin and become H.E. Thartse Shadrung. As such, he became the throne holder of Thartse palace.

As Rinpoche grew older, he went to Puruwala's Sakya Institute to study the Buddhadharma in Philosophy, debate etc for seven years and studied under H.E. Khenchen Appey Rinpoche and H.E. Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk Rinpoche. He went to Sakya College to further his higher studies. His Eminence Rinpoche also completed many major retreats in the 4 Armed Vajrapani, Mahavairocana, White Tara, Hevajra, etc.

In 1999, Rinpoche established a center in Taipei. There, he gave teachings on four common foundations, Guru yoga 50 Stanzas, Bodhisattva Caryavatara, Triple Visions, and Naljorma teaching.

In 2001, H.E. Thartse Shadrung Ngawang Sonam Choden was conferred the Thartse Seal by H.H. Dalai Lama and H.H. Sakya Trizin and enthroned as the 77th Ngor Monastery Throne Holder in Ngor Ewam Choden. He is now known as H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

20-12-2007至7-1-2008 塔澤堪仁波切在傳授《金剛鬘Vajra-Vali》的灌頂,從各地來了很多喇嘛和阿尼。每天都在灌頂,而且都是大本尊的灌頂哦,有時甚至一天灌五個壇城!最後一天早上灌頂結束后,仁波切給了些開示,有説到從鄂仟貢嘎桑波(也就是薩迦鄂巴支派的開派祖師)開始,就禁止向他求法的弟子們飲酒,並説道如果飲酒的話,就不是鄂巴的弟子,因此仁波切借此殷勤地勸導出家四眾們應謹守戒律,在家居士若能也就好不要飲酒等等。然後中午與會者們就一起修護法儀軌和薈供,晚上有誦戒。