措尼仁波切

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禪修課程 止的禪修

2014/04/27

 

 

措尼仁波切 禪修課程 止的禪修(有所緣禪修,無所緣禪修)
 
止的禪修目的是強化心的當下,我們都擁有能夠專注和了知的本具潛能。增強此一當下,使其穩定,以取代散亂和分心,我們以此試著以一種穩定的方式保持專注。
 
Fearless Simplicity(中譯大圓滿生活), p.83--止:修學
 
止的禪修有三個要素:正念、警覺和安定。想像一個工作中的牧羊人。羊兒被拴住就能保持安定,牠們的脖子上系著繩子,以防止牠們走遠。繩子代表正念。但還有牧羊人督控全局,不過度注意特定的羊兒,而是留意每件事是否沒問題,持續關注錯誤的狀況的發生。有些笨拙的羊兒會被自己的繩子纏住,如果身邊沒有牧羊人馬上幫牠解開,牠們可能會勒死自己。於是牧羊人走過去解開繩索,羊兒就能再次漫步吃草。
 
Fearless Simplicity(中譯大圓滿生活), p.84---止:修學
 
 
The purpose of shamatha
The purpose of shamatha is to improve our presence of mind. We all have an innate ability to pay attention, to know. To improve upon this presence, to make it steady instead of being scattered and distracted, we try to remain attentive in a stable way.
 
Fearless Simplicity, p. 66
 
Shamatha has three components: being mindful, alert, and settled. Imagine a shepherd at work. When the sheep are tethered, they remain settled. They have a rope tied around their necks to prevent them from walking too far away. That rope is mindfulness. But there is also the shepherd supervising the whole affair, not paying too much attention to each individual sheep, but looking to see if everything is okay, keeping an eye out in case something goes wrong. Some really stupid sheep may get tangled up in their ropes, and if there’s no shepherd around to undo it immediately, they can strangle themselves. Then the shepherd walks over and undoes the rope so the sheep can again roam and graze.
 
Fearless Simplicity, pp. 66-67