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      Edited by Novena8888 22 Aug `17, 11:58PM
    •  忍耐不是懦弱而是寬容。

       退讓不是無能而是大度。

         —  湛力法師

      Edited by Novena8888 23 Aug `17, 9:52AM
    • 【廣公開示錄】

      念佛定來即是禪,故說要有禪有淨土。念佛隨緣,什麼事情都在念佛中隨緣,不要說我要念多少佛、我在念佛、我在做什麼……。要心心不離佛,行住坐臥,一舉一動,都在念佛,哭也在念佛,腳踏一步也在念佛,念佛的力量集中可達三昧,念佛三昧不簡單。每個人帶種種業障來,不要再帶新業而去。

       

       

      【廣公開示錄】

       

      人命無常,一口氣不來,人生就完了,趕快勇猛精進,莫放逸,多念佛是當務之急。


       

      Edited by Novena8888 23 Aug `17, 10:21AM
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      ◎有人在祗樹給孤獨園問佛陀:請問什麼是最犀利的劍?什麼是最劇毒的藥?

      佛陀答說:惡口罵人是最犀利的劍,因為它最能刺傷人的心。

      貪心是最劇毒的藥,因為它最能敗壞一個人的意念而無藥而解。

       

       

      ◎世界上什麼人獲益最大?誰損失最多?

      佛說:佈施的人獲益最大,因為會加倍奉還他的善行。

      貪心和知恩不報的人損失最多,因為不仁不義的人將永遠被人所唾棄。

       

       

      ◎世界上最有力量的是什麼?最令人厭惡的人是什麼?什麼東西最容易破壞友誼?

      佛說:行善的人力量最大,因為它可以培養各種美德,而最令人厭惡的是做壞事,因為它會令人掉入墮落的深淵。同時嫉妒和自私最容易破壞人間的友誼。

       

       

      ◎什麼是世界上最殊勝的東西?如何才能得到?

      佛說:福德和智慧乃是世上最殊勝的東西,因為只要兩者兼備,不僅可以使人脫離輪迴,超越三界,還可以助人離苦得樂。不過一個人必須佈施、守戒、勇猛精進,最後才能得到福德和智慧。

      Edited by Novena8888 23 Aug `17, 2:03PM
    • 天地重孝孝當先,

      一個孝字全家安

       

       

       

       

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    • The Great Victory Over Devaputta Mara.

       

      The Buddha’s first Great Victory is the victory over Devaputta Mara. It was on the fullmoon day of Kason (May) in the year 103 Maha Era that the Bodhisatta repulsed the army of Devaputta Mara.

       

      The Bodhisatta, sitting in a cross-legged posture on the invincible throne (pallanka) , made the firm resolution: “Let my flesh and blood dry up and let only my skin, nerves and bones remain! Never shall I unfold this cross-legged posture”. At that time, Devaputta Mara of Vasavatti Celestial Realm knew that the Bodhisatta would gain Buddhahood on that day. He thought to himself thus: “Siddhattha is striving to escape from my three spheres of influence. I can’t give him any opportunity to escape from my domain”. So he marched with a great army to fight the Bodhisatta. Mara’s soldiers were so numerous that the whole universe was crowded with them. The troops in various frightening forms, armed with different kinds of weapons, marched towards the Bodhisatta. Devaputta Mara himself, also armed with various weapons in his one thousand hands, rode on his elephant, Girimekhala. The battle cries of the marching troops rumbled like thunder in all directions.

       

      At that moment, Sakka was blowing his two hundred-cubit-long Vijayuttara conch; Mahakala, the Dragon king, was chanting verses in praise of the Bodhisatta and Brahma Sahampati was holding the white umbrella over the Bodhisatta as a token of paying homage to the Bodhisatta.

       

      However, when Mara’s army approached, the Bodhisatta was alone as those three had fled to suitable places. Mara ordered his men to attack the Bodhisatta from the rear as they did not dare to attack the incomparable Bodhisatta from the front. Then the Bodhisatta thought to himself thus: “Mara and his numerous troops come to attack me. Neither my parents nor relatives are by my side. I have to rely on my Ten Perfections which I have cultivated for a long time. I shall defend them with the power of these Perfections”. Thinking so, the Bodhisatta comtemplated on his Ten Perfections.

       

      Mara raised a violent cyclone in the direction of the Bodhisatta so that the latter would surrender his Invincible Throne. That cyclone was violent enough to crush forests, villages and towns. Yet it could not ruffle the edge of the Bodhisatta’s robe because of the power of the Ten Perfections.

       

      Then Mara attempted to kill the Bodhisatta by drowning him, and so he made the rain fall in torrents. Nevertheless, even the edge of the Bodhisatta’s robe did not get wet. Thereafter, Mara created showers of stones, weapons, flames, hot ashes, sand-storms and mud flows one after another. However, Mara was incapable of harming and frightening the Bodhisatta. Next he created deep darkness so that the Bodhisatta would be scared away from the throne. That darkness again was not an effective attack.

       

      Seeing that all his attacks were in vain, Mara commanded his men by shouting: “Seize Siddhattha. Kill him. Drive him away”. He himself riding on his elephant, Girimekhala, and holding various dreadful weapons, shouted to the Bodhisatta: “Hey, Siddhattha, get off from that throne. That throne is mine, not yours!”

       

      The Boddhisatta, in reply, said: “Mara, you have not fulfilled the Ten Perfections, nor have you exercised the Three Noble Practices, nor have you performed the Five Great Sacrifices. I am the only one who has fulfilled all these. So this invincible throne does belong to me, not to you”.

       

      On hearing the words of the Bodhisatta, Mara lost his temper and threw his various weapons at the Bodhisatta. However, all these weapons proved to be of no effect. At last the Bodhisatta said: “This throne did not arise on account of the merit of your charity. There is no witness to prove that this throne appeared on account of your charity”. Mara asked his troops to bear witness to him. His followers shouted that they bore witness to Mara’s charity. The Bodhisatta put out his right hand, and, pointing to the great earth, said thus: “This throne appeared as the result of my Perfections. Let alone the Perfections accumulate in my various past existences, even the seven great charities made in my life as Vessantara, caused this great earth to tremble seven times. This Great Earth is my witness”. At that moment the great earth, in order to bear witness to the Bodhisatta’s Perfections, trembled violently, causing loud thunderous sounds to appear. Mara and his followers were frightened and they fled in disarray.

       

      After the Bodhisatta had repelled Mara’s armies, dragons, garudas, devas and brahmas shouted: “Devaputta Mara has been defeated. The Bodhisatta has won Great Victory”. They offered scented flowers and perfumes to the Bodhisatta and celebrated his victory in great joy.

       

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    • 傲慢是非常複雜特別的情緒,擁有這樣情緒的人非常

      沒有安全感,心胸狹窄封閉,非常容易受到傷

      害,被傲慢牢牢的控制沒有自由尚不自知,髮型、

      時裝、名片、體都是桎梏自己的牢籠,創造了

      一種優越而又自卑的複雜情結。

       

         ---  宗薩欽哲仁波切

       

      Edited by Novena8888 24 Aug `17, 7:36PM
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      放下,一念之間。

       

      轉念,一念之間。

       

      痛苦,就減輕了。

       

      煩惱,就消失了。

       

      快樂,伴隨而來。

       

      喜悅,長長久久。


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      迷則樂境成苦海

      如水凝為冰

      悟則苦海為樂境

      猶冰換作水

      可見苦樂無二境

      迷悟非兩心

      只在一轉念間耳

      ~菜根譚

      Edited by Novena8888 25 Aug `17, 10:54PM
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      彌陀身色如金山,

      相好光明照十方;

      唯有念佛蒙光攝,

      當知夲願最為強。

      —善導大師《往生禮讚》

       

        南無阿彌陀佛卍

       

       

       

       

      如果一天能拜上三百拜,堅持一年,你這業障就消得很多了。如果一天拜一千拜,一個月你就有明顯的不同,你會覺得身體好了,輕盈了。以前覺得這個身體很重,很容易累,頭腦很昏沉,做事什麼的經常會有出錯,經常得罪人,做事很不順,這都是業障。甚至身體有病,或者是家裡不和,或者出現種種的這種不理想的狀況,都屬於業障。你要精進努力拜佛念佛,業障就很快消,你會覺得身體輕盈,頭腦清醒,考慮問題很周到,做事不會出錯,待人處事接物很圓融,心情很法喜,這都是業障消除的表現。

       

      ——定弘法師法語

       

       

       

       

      六字佛號真仙丹,輕鬆度越生死關

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      胡清貴,年七十餘,住湖南省望城縣丁字鎮第二居委會,長沙市花崗石公司職工。1996年患肺癌,不能手術,終日惶恐,煩躁不安。為了暫時緩解痛苦,求我為他治療,我勸他念佛往生西方,可是因為他從小受家庭影響,一直修仙道丹法,難以放下。

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      我問他:“內丹成了沒有?”

       

         他說:“我貪酒放逸,丹實未成。”

       

      我又問:“現在還得力嗎?”

       

      他答:“痛無暫安,靠麻醉藥止痛,哪裡還能用得上心呢!”

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      我進一步勸他說:“且不論仙佛高下,你現在丹道未成,死期將至,又無可用心,再不捨仙道歸佛法,徒死何益?輪回是一定的了,請三思!若肯念佛,我必請佛友為你助念。”

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      第三天,他對我說:“我願念南無阿彌陀佛,願生西方淨土,了生脫死,否則輪回苦啊!”我就和眾蓮友在他床頭安放西方三聖像,扶他跪於床上,自誓三皈,又送他念佛機一臺,叫他隨念佛機念佛,如果痛得厲害不能念,聽佛號也可以,以佛願力,定得往生。並每夜與蓮友數人為他講阿彌陀佛四十八願、西方極樂世界依正莊嚴;五逆十惡之人,臨終地獄相現,得善知識勸,念佛十聲亦得往生。

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      他非常歡喜,每日念佛不止,化惶恐為安心,轉憂慮為喜悅,精神日佳,起坐自若,談笑自如,飲食也增加了,遂生貪生之念,說:“若蒙佛救我不死,定當組織退休老人專心念佛,共結西方之緣。”此念一生,病情忽重,只能臥床,起坐亦難,復轉求往生。

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      數日後,農歷十月二十一日晚,胡清貴老人在念佛聲中安詳而逝。微垂雙目,面顏舒展,悠然笑貌,比生前都好看。瞻仰遺容者無人生怖,絡繹不絕。正值冬天,晚上很冷,都要烤火,但二十四小時後,為他更衣,仍全身柔軟,如同嬰兒,通身溫熱。

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      更為不可思議的是,為他更衣翻轉身時,從鼻內流出大量半透明無色無味液體,滿床單都是,試捏之,無粘性。將床單浸入水中,便自然化去,不見痕跡。大家都感到很奇怪,不知此液體為何物。

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      我行醫多年,遍查醫書,也不知為何物。後讀黃念祖老居士講經資料,始知此液體為“玉箸”,乃往生之確證!聽說六祖慧能大師滅後有此瑞相,別的人就很少聽說了。而胡清貴總共念佛才二十八天,連皈依三寶的儀式也沒有,瑞相竟如此殊勝。親眼目睹,我也就更加相信佛力而專一持名了!

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      胡清貴的哥哥也修丹法,子、午、卯、酉四時不缺,持身亦甚嚴謹,其精進、德行在我們當地是很有名的,大家都認為他修得好。但他八十多歲病逝時全身僵硬,和弟弟簡直不能為比。

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      這件事在當地轟動一時,鄰裡之間奔走相告,受此影響,許多人歸信淨土了。

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      ✴️【編者按】:

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      淨宗法師曾說:“事實勝於雄辯,理論不如證據。一則殊勝的念佛感應事例,往往如一顆明珠,啟人信心之光,令人稱念。

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      慧淨上人又說:“雖然感應是因果之事相,但佛教不以感應為目的,乃以此感應之事相,知佛說之真實,而起信心、念彌陀、生極樂。否則,但以感應為目的,只要有感應就信,若不知佛理,不分邪正,則容易走火入魔,或誤信外道邪教;欲求超升,反更沉淪。”

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      因此,不管是神奇的念佛感應,還是殊勝的往生瑞相,我們應該更加看重它們背後普遍而平常的原理:阿彌陀佛的佛力救度不可思議。在特定的因緣下,對特定的根機,顯現特定的感應瑞相,我們見之聞之,只需對阿彌陀佛不可思議的佛力救度提升信心,守持這一句最平常而又最神奇的“南無阿彌陀佛”六字佛號,不妄求、不執著任何感應瑞相,畢此生平後,佛聖自來迎,便成不求自得的最偉大的感應與瑞相!

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      恭錄廣欽老和尚語錄

       

        " 人成佛成 ",佛法是圓融善巧方便的 !

          修行人應 " 嚴以律己,寛以待人 ",凡事都要有耐心,待人要寛宏大量,慈悲包容,隨緣幫助,就是廣結善緣 。

       

      (感恩圖片提供者)

       

       

      Edited by Novena8888 26 Aug `17, 8:30AM







    • 【警語】:知足的人常說︰「不要 」 

      不要斤斤計較,
      時光屬於你的越來越少;
       
      不要愁眉苦臉,
      生活本該微笑;
       
      不要爭爭吵吵,
      相處是緣,一晃就老;
       
      不要過多抱怨,
      相遇本來就最美好;
       
      不要互相拆台,
      說不定哪天就永遠分開;

      不要整天多愛多愛,
      只需認真的一句,不離開;
       
      不要常與人比,
      只需每天超越昨天的自己;
       
      不要憂慮太多,
      好好善待自己;
       
      不要貪心太多,
      慾望本是溝壑,難填滿;
       
      寧靜的人行深遠,故不折;
      知足的人常快樂,故不老。

      (网文分享)



      Edited by Novena8888 26 Aug `17, 10:26AM
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      人生若茶 生活似水

      水能讓茶由苦回甘

      生活的磨礪能使人無懼苦難

      最大財富來自對人事物的知足

      不經苦 何來甜

      苦…………甜…………一念間………………

      轉個念 您將是最幸福甜蜜之人

       

       

       

      Edited by Novena8888 26 Aug `17, 5:26PM
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      慧淨法師 ~六字名號本身就是光明

       

      「南無阿彌陀佛」這尊佛在我們佛

       

      教界是最受到讚歎、熟悉、稱念

       

      的佛,雖然有十方諸佛、十方諸

       

      菩薩,可是我們最常稱念的還是

       

      「南無阿彌陀佛」。不只是學佛者

       

      稱念這句佛號,即使是佛教界以外

       

      沒有學佛的人,也都知道有這一尊

       

      阿彌陀佛。當人們遇到困境或災難

       

      的時候,都會不假思索的衝口念出

       

      阿彌陀佛,而當這句佛號念出

       

      之後,很不可思議的,眼前的

       

      危險、困境,就在不知不覺之間化

       

      解了。

       

      在台灣,很多電線桿上都貼有「南

       

      無阿彌陀佛」這六字的名號;很多

       

      常常發生車禍的道路旁邊,也貼有

       

      這句「南無阿彌陀佛」名號,甚至

       

      豎起南無阿彌陀佛的佛像,讓人家

       

      起恭敬、瞻仰、膜拜的心情。由於

       

      這樣,常出車禍的地方,車禍就減

       

      少了,甚至沒有了。這是由於六字

       

      名號本身就是光明,凡是有這六字

       

      名號的地方,就會放出佛光,雖然

       

      我們凡夫肉眼看不到,可是通靈

       

      的人,或是靈界的眾生,他們都看

       

      得到,只要看到佛光,就會消除他

       

      們的痛苦、業障,化解彼此的

       

      冤結,所以車禍就減少了。同時,

       

      只要過往行人看到這句佛名,雖然

       

      沒有張口稱念,可是他心中也不知

       

      不覺念過一次了,念了佛自然就會

       

      消除當下的業障,所謂「念佛

       

      一聲,福增無量;禮佛一拜,罪滅

       

      河沙」。所以我們心中憶佛或口中

       

      念佛,都會讓我們消除災難、增長

       

      福德的。

       

      Edited by Novena8888 27 Aug `17, 12:43PM
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      別讓人生,輸給了心情

       

      心情不是人生的全部,卻能左右人生的全部

      心情好,什麼都好,心情不好,一切都亂了

      我們常常不是輸給了別人,而是壞心情貶低了我們的形象,降低了我們的能力,擾亂了我們的思維,從而輸給了自己

      控制好心情,生活才會處處祥和

      好的心態塑造好心情,好心情塑造最出色的你 。

      Edited by Novena8888 27 Aug `17, 10:44AM
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      Edited by Novena8888 27 Aug `17, 12:48PM
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      在人生的過程當中

       

      會有無數的車站

       

      從起點說那是永恆

       

      從終點說那是短暫

       

      有人說人生

       

      縱然是多變化

       

      有人說人生

       

      縱然是多奇妙

       

      有時聚有時離

       

      何必去尋煩惱

       

      添憂鬱

       

       

      Edited by Novena8888 27 Aug `17, 9:34PM
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      別為難自己(深度好文)

       

      人,一輩子都在忙著,累著,奔波著,不論多苦,事,還是沒做完。人,一輩子都在省著,攢著,儲蓄著,不論多摳,錢,還是沒存夠。人,一輩子都在忍著,讓著,怕著,不論多小心,人,還是得罪的不少。我們一輩子都在讀著,寫著,感悟著,不論多聰明,虧,還是沒少吃。人,一輩子都在覺醒中,不論多淡定,遺憾,還是有。世界很大,個人很小,沒有必要把一些事情看得那麼重要,艱辛的生活,我們已經很苦、很累,無需要對自己責備。人生就是不會事事如意,何必要強迫自己。盡心了,無論結果如何都可以。 

       

      紅塵過往,沒有人握得住地久天長。

      一生很短,沒必要和生活過於計較,有些事弄不懂,就不去懂;有些人猜不透,就不去猜;有些理兒想不通,就不去想。把不愉快的過往,在無人的角落,折疊收藏。告訴自己:可以不完美,但一定要真實;可以不富有,但一定要快樂!生活,不會因你抱怨而改變;人生,不會因你惆悵而變化。你怨或不怨,生活一樣;你愁或不愁,人生不變。抱怨多了,愁的是自己,惆悵多了,苦的還是自己。你哭,生活不會流淚,你苦,生活不會煩惱。既然如此,何不微笑?既然這樣,何必惆悵?人生在世,快樂是一生,憂愁也一世,何不看開?

       

      別為難自己,有些情,沒了就沒了,終歸無法再繼續;有些人,遠了就遠了,其實原本就不屬於自己。這個世界上,誰也不是誰的永遠,時光,在寂冷中淡漠,人事,在無常中聚散。這世上,哪有真正不被更改的諾言,縱是山和水,天與地之間,也會有相看兩厭,心生疲倦的一天。別為難自己,別總是自己跟自己過不去;用心做自己該做的事;不要過於計較別人評價;每個人都有自己的活法;活著,說簡單其實很簡單,笑看得失才會海闊天空;心有透明才會春暖花開。人生,何必負贅太多,想開、看開、放開。 

       

      如此而已。

      別再為難自己,人生短短幾十年,拼也好,混也吧,都是瞬間,給自己一份樂觀,給自己一份平和,不指責,不抱怨;不苛求,不奢望;不計較,不比較,保持最真的情懷,保持最好的心情!不羨慕別人輝煌,不喟嘆世態炎涼,給自己一份淡然心緒,給自己一份寧靜氣魄,用自信的腳步,堅定自己的選擇;用平常的心態,經營自己的生活。

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Edited by Novena8888 27 Aug `17, 9:35PM
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      Edited by Novena8888 27 Aug `17, 10:24PM
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