让明天的自己,向今天的自己说:谢谢!

滴答。。滴答。。滴答。。
时钟上的秒针顺时地向前走着,不曾停止,也不会停息。每向前跨出一步,现在即成为过去,与此同时,欢迎未来替代现在的瞬间。
有人说,虽然今天和昨天感觉没有多大的差别,相较于一二年前却人事已非。
一页接一页循序渐进,一星期又一星期热衷地研讨,我们从陌生的道前基础走向未知的下士道,再似懂非懂的向中士道迈进。渐渐地,承蒙“广论”的熏陶已过了两年多。我们一起在学习中成长,也在成长中学习,不亦乐乎。
“潜移暗化,自然似之。”许多微小的变化若不仔细观察,是不会发觉的。学习佛法最美的地方,就是它轻轻地,巧妙地转心的力量。
记得有一次观看现场直播,净远法师开示“道总建立 – 成佛的SOP”时在白板上画了一个XXXL 的圆圈,然后再在圈内点了一点。XXXL 的圈圈象征着圆满的菩提心,而那个点呢,是我们现在修的菩提心。
“这个(点)你们要不要?如果不要,那就(*转身擦掉)没有咯~”
这一句话,时不时就会在我脑海中浮现。

因为很多事情都不是绝对的,而是相对的,所以取决的角度不一样,视野自然就跟着就不一样。当想到自己只不过是数十亿人口当中的其中一个,就觉得自己好渺“小”。但是,当意识到数十亿人口也是从一个人一个人形成的的,就体会到一个人的重“大”。而这当中需要的,是判断该用哪儿一个角度的智慧。

如果时间是分分秒秒在计算,一年感觉上就好长好长。如果以年来计算,一辈子一般上也不过数十载。如果感觉苦闷,就犹如度日如年。如果心情欢愉,光阴便似箭般呼啸而过。但不论怎么算,我们的这一生在无限生命里就有如那 XXXL 的圈内,就犹如是那小到几乎看不见的黑点。

不管是昨天的明天,还是后天的前天,那都是最宝贵的今天。昨天今天明天其实都是同一天。很多人说,把握今天最为重要。而今天是什么呢?今天就是每一天。今天该做的没做就成为昨天的遗憾,明天需要的今天准备好就是希望。明天的果实需要靠今天的劳作。明天的美好是掌握在今天的手中。

就算没有秒针的坚持,时间仍然会流逝。就算没有学习“广论”,人生依然会继续,但是我的人生方向一定会和现在很不一样。我相信,如果拥有一切智智的佛陀会发愿到五浊恶世来救渡我们的话,那么我们有一天也定能和祂一样。如同滴水能穿石,假如能继续坚持,就一定能把那个 XXXL 圈填满。

一起加油吧~ 让明天的自己,向今天的自己说:谢谢!

陈保如 合十

S15G027E

* This is the seventh featured sharing in our launch of a new series: A Practitioner’s Reflection. Tiong Boon is the Monitor of our S15G027E class. He is joined by Sister Serena and Brother Samuel who are our Co-Monitors. The class also has two care co-ordinators who look into the welfare of the students and assist in administrative and logistic matters of the class.

From 2015-2017, we were well-taken care of by care co-ordinators: Jasmine and Angela. In 2018 we continue to have Angela who is joined by Nina as our care co-ordinator. Jasmine currently serves in another volunteer group of BW Monastery. Rejoice!

Starting from 4 June 2018, every Monday morning, we plan to publish a sharing by one of our S15G027E class member.

This series was inspired by our sharing done during our Lamrim Discussion Class when a new student came to join us on 21 May 2018. Often people wonder, what makes people put aside precious time once a week amidst all the busy schedule and commitments to attend the class. Where’s the “magic”, ‘why”, “benefit” or “output”? Let’s hear from the different individuals from all walks of life, sharing their take on this.

In conjunction with 2018 Master’s Remembrance Day, this is also our way to thank our lineage masters for their wisdom and compassion by reflecting on the merits of the teachings and turning the Dharma Wheel by sharing how Dharma has made us a better person.

We hope that more will be inspired to learn the way of the Buddha and practice it in their daily lives.

GRATITUDE TO THE TRIPLE GEMS AND OUR LINEAGE MASTERS!

May sentient beings all be well and happy!

Click here for reflections in the series:

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #1 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY TIONG BOON

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #2 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY YAOHUA

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #3 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY SERENA

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #4 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY AUDREY

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #5 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY KAREN

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #6 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY ANGELA