萬法唯心 – Impermanence

Graduation & Impermanence

October 25, 2007 11:14 pm

Initially I thought this is going to be a long post, but after a while, there isn’t much I need to say… Starting to see that it’s better to say less in most situations but some time a bit of talking is necessary and good when done right. Therefore I try to write a little here.

However what I write here is relative anyway and likely that you will see it differently to me, graduation wasn’t particularly exciting really, but appreciate that it provides an opportunity for many to meet. It takes a lot of yuen (緣) for all of us to meet, to be in the same college, studying in same course, living in the same house. It’s up to us what we want to do with the 因緣 that bring us all together, why not make the best out of it. It’s not easy to live together, from strangers to housemates, some are thinking of living in the house that I’m currently living in, the thing I treasure is the time I get to spent with them.

This remains me of the talk given my Ajahn Brahm, I can’t remember exactly but on the line of describing Karma is like the ingredients of a cake. That we all have different ingredients (e.g. health, wealth, looks, etc) However what makes a good cake depends mainly on the cook, you can still bake a good cake with poor ingredients, but good ingredients doesn’t guarantee a good cake!

People will go, things will change, that’s the nature which is impermanence (無常). Happy things will happy and relatively unhappy moments will come, because we see things relatively (at least I still do, for me, it’s best to 放下萬緣,一心念佛). In a few years time, or even a weeks time, things that is happening right now becomes very small. Rare it is to know a group of friends as close as QuGee, easy it is to form, difficult it is to maintain. Much work need to be done, much to practise and much to learn, something to remain myself and to share:

但念無常,慎勿放逸!

過緩過急同是病,強想一心心愈亂,志堅如鋼氣如綿,不間不雜自成片。

Imperial Commemoration Day 2007

Many thanks to Kamil and Jac who have kindly taken many nice photos, their zoto urls:

一念融

September 5, 2007 5:38 pm

夏蓮居老居士淨語

口說極樂邦 心戀娑婆界 如此念彌陀 佛在西方外
佛自我心現 我在佛光中 念佛佛念我 根境一念融

A quote to remind myself and to share. 淨語圖片

老實念

December 21, 2006 11:47 am

但只老實念 不必問如何 莫管同與異 休論自與他

止貴願力強 那怕妄想多 散亂固成病 分別易入魔

境緣無好醜 佛號一掃過 句句念能真 決定出娑婆

摘錄自《淨語》夏蓮居居士著 (繁體) (简体)

淨語

June 26, 2006 6:37 pm

老實念

但只老實念 不必問如何 莫管同與異 休論自與他

止貴願力強 那怕妄想多 散亂固成病 分別易入魔

境緣無好醜 佛號一掃過 句句念能真 決定出娑婆

答禪客

禪客來問念佛理 我說此問從何起 念佛是我我是誰 佛我究以何為體

水底月影鏡中面 水月鏡面從何現 何者是假何是真 請君問取鏡中人

 

摘錄自《淨語》夏蓮居居士著 (繁體)