心念住的逻辑 by 朱倍贤|The logic of Mindfulness of the Mind by William Chu

截取自20210327开示。 Excerpted from the 20210327 dharma talk. 我们今天讨论心念住,一个原因是因为之前有一个同修提到的一个好的问题,那就是受念住跟心念住的差别在什么地方?简单的来讲受念住,你看它的步骤是——体验喜、体验乐、是了解心行,是令心行祥和。它这个里面的逻辑是去关心滋养你身心的那个喜跟乐,去关心这个喜乐的品质,去关心你是用什么样的方式在享受、在吃这样的一个食物。透过调整那个喜乐的品质,透过你吃、透过你享受这些喜乐的动作,慢慢的帮助自己趋向不饥饿,慢慢的帮助自己去越来越靠向省力、高品质的受用的方法,这是受念住它趋向涅槃的方法。One of the reasons we are discussing Mindfulness of the Mind today is because a friend mentioned a good question earlier, that is, what is the difference between Mindfulness of the Feeling and Mindfulness of the Mind? In simple terms, the steps of Mindfulness of the Feeling are, experiencing joy, experiencing … Continue reading 心念住的逻辑 by 朱倍贤|The logic of Mindfulness of the Mind by William Chu

追求离苦得乐是执着吗?by 法心尊者|Is the pursuit of being free from suffering an attachment? by Ashin Dhammasāra

Translated from 追求离苦得乐是执着吗? - 法心尊者答疑 第186问,approved by author. 贤友问:礼敬尊者!请问追求离苦得乐也是一种执着吗?这样理解对吗?感恩尊者的解答!A friend asked:Greetings, Venerable Sir!Is the pursuit of being free from suffering an attachment? Is this the right understanding?Thank you for answering! 法心尊者答:这个叫善法欲。修行一定是有次第的。比如我们刚才提到这种修行中的喜悦,修行初期就是对治五盖,随着五盖的平息,你就会有喜悦生起,会有非常强的喜悦。这个喜悦是好事,说明你的修行有成效了、有进步了。A: This is called the desire for wholesome objects. There is surely a sequence of practice. For example, we just mentioned this joy in practice. … Continue reading 追求离苦得乐是执着吗?by 法心尊者|Is the pursuit of being free from suffering an attachment? by Ashin Dhammasāra

无事与无聊感 by 朱倍贤|Nothing-going-on and boredom by William Chu

截取自朱倍贤老师每周问答20210612,讯飞语音转录。Excerpted from William Chu’s weekly Q&A 20210424, transcribed by Xunfei Voice. 如果你没有事情的时候,你开始发现到说这是不够好的,并不是「无事」的本身让你觉得不够好,而是你另外的动作在让你觉得不够好。是你在挣扎,是你在产生无聊的动作,是你在烦躁的动作,是你的心它开始伸出它的吸管,伸出它的舌头,到处在寻觅滋味,然后它一直舔不到甜味,所以它开始有挫折感。所以你才有无聊感。你那个什么事都没有在做的当下,本身它是不会制造无聊的。无聊是因为你情不自禁地一直在像蜂鸟一样在吐舌头,忆着甜味。如果那个冲动化解掉,那个「无事」的本身它是清凉的,你是可以一直安住在其中的。是你那个伸舌头的不断重复的躁动的动作,才使得「无事」变成是一个难受的状况。 If you are in a situation where there is nothing going on, and you begin to feel that it is not good enough. It's not the “nothing going on” itself that makes you feel not good enough. It's your additional actions that makes you feel that … Continue reading 无事与无聊感 by 朱倍贤|Nothing-going-on and boredom by William Chu

修行为什么要放松身体?by 法心尊者|Why is it important to relax the body in practice? by Ashin Dhammasāra

Translated from 修行为什么要放松身体?- 法心尊者答疑 第151问,approved by author. Q: 礼敬尊者!我在打坐的时候,感受到自己的肩膀会时不时的紧张起来,虽然我也尝试多次去放松它,但是一不小心,它还是会再次紧张起来,该怎么办?Greetings, Venerable Sir!When I sit, I feel that my shoulder will tense up from time to time. Although I have tried to relax it many times, it will tense up again if I am not careful, what should I do? A: 你在放松身体,就是暂时地感觉到你身体已经放松下来之后,你要去关注心里的问题,就是我刚刚说的烦恼是有层次的, 因为你身体的紧张一定是由你心里的紧张所导致的。When you relax your body, … Continue reading 修行为什么要放松身体?by 法心尊者|Why is it important to relax the body in practice? by Ashin Dhammasāra

知苦 by 朱倍贤|Understanding Suffering by William Chu

截取自20210509开示。Excerpted from the 20210509 dharma talk. ……我们可以再深入一点讲,为什么知苦,然后就这样面对,这样的去了解,这样的去思考,这样去探索世间的这种痛苦的本质,它可以成为禅那里面的喜悦。…We can go a little deeper to talk about why understanding suffering, and just simply facing it, simply understanding it, simply contemplating it, simply exploring the nature of suffering of living in this world, can become the joy in jhana/meditation. 其中的一个原因就是,一个禅修的人,当他开始去留意他的心跟痛苦之间的关系是什么,他很有可能就会开始发现到,原来,苦,它虽然好像会噬咬、会动摇心,但是苦跟心不是同一个东西。那个苦跟心,好像中间有着那么样的一个空间,这是一个可以回转的地方。One of the reasons is that when a meditator … Continue reading 知苦 by 朱倍贤|Understanding Suffering by William Chu

关于抑郁 by 朱倍贤|On depression by William Chu

截取自朱倍贤老师每周问答20210424,讯飞语音转录,有删改。Excerpted from William Chu’s weekly Q&A 20210424, transcribed by Xunfei Voice, with omissions. Q: ……心它自己运作,基本上想到的都是不好的心念,都是一些不喜欢不可意不悦乐的所缘。比如说我会沉迷于刷网上的视频,或者老是不起床,我都感觉在因为我要逃,我想逃避那些不可意的所缘……我用非我想去看它,就是说能够知道这不是我,这只是一个对象,就没有像以前那样完全陷进去,但是这种状态肯定会长期地不断地出现,就心还是比较困扰吧,想听听朱老师有没有什么好的建议。Q: …The mind works on its own, and basically all that comes to mind is bad thoughts, things that I don’t like, things that are not pleasant. For example, I would be addicted to browsing online videos, or not getting up. I … Continue reading 关于抑郁 by 朱倍贤|On depression by William Chu

探索更高明的寻乐方法 by 朱倍贤|Exploring a more sophisticated way to seek out fun by William Chu

截取自20210417开示。Excerpted from the 20210417 dharma talk. 你是以这样的心情在探索佛法的:什么样是更高明的寻乐方法? …… 受念住它的原理,它的内在的逻辑就是这样子,透过了解你怎么样在寻乐,透过去观察、去理解、去享受那种高的品质的乐,然后使得你能够用越来越有效率、越来越省力的方法,得到越来越大程度、越来越长久的满足感。 然后在这样的过程里面,你会慢慢地趋入、了解到,真正最大的快乐,它跟你复杂的计划是无关的,跟你用力的‘抓’是无关的。真正最高的快乐,它是跟放下,它是跟省力,它是跟遂顺真理,是跟遂顺你的心的本质有关的。 This is the attitude that you take when exploring the Dharma: what is the better way to find happiness? … This is the principle, the inner logic of Vedananupassana satipatthana (Mindfulness of feelings): by understanding how you are seeking happiness, by going through the process … Continue reading 探索更高明的寻乐方法 by 朱倍贤|Exploring a more sophisticated way to seek out fun by William Chu