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Buddhist Stories- The Karmic Retribution of Reluctance in Making Offerings and Respecting Parents

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Buddhist Stories

The Karmic Retribution of Reluctance in Making Offerings and Respecting Parents

 

Here is a story in the Avadanasataka Sutra: At the Buddha’s time, in Sravasti, an elderly Brahman’s wife gave birth to a baby boy. Whenever the child was hungry for milk and as soon as the breast milk entered his mouth, the milk would turn bad. It was the same situation whenever he took in other food. Therefore, this had been how he grew up in a semi-starvation state. After he grew up, he beseeched the Buddha for renunciation from household life. Out of compassion, the Buddha approved it.

After the renunciation, other Bhikkhus always returned with a bowl full of food after they went out to ask for offerings. Yet, he was the only one who returned with an empty bowl. One day, it occurred to him that he had to do something for the Three Jewels. Through the physical work, he wished to eradicate his negative karma. He resolved to clean up the monastery and miraculously, the next day, he returned with delicious food. Therefore, he became even more determined to serve the Three Jewels. This way, he got to have food every day.

One day he slept in and missed the clean-up. Sariputra cleaned up the monastery as he passed by. He was very upset about this and told Sariputra, “I only get to eat after I clean up the place. Now, you have done it. I will definitely have nothing to eat today.” After Sariputra heard about that, he said, “It is no problem. I will go to the city and get food for you.” After he went to a layperson’s house, the couple happened to be in a quarrel. He returned with an empty bowl. The next day, Sariputra told him that an Elder had made a meal offer to the Buddha and the Sangha. The Buddha would take them along. After they arrived at the Elder’s home, everyone’s bowl was full of food, except his. They had missed filling up his bowl. He went to inform the owner about his empty bowl, yet no matter how he yelled out to the owner, somehow, he never could hear him.

After Ananda knew about this, he felt sympathy for him. He volunteered to get food for him the next day. Ananda was known as the first in memory, yet, this time, he totally forgot about his promise. On the fourth day, he finally got a bowl of food. However, on his way back, a dog ran to him and spilled the food. Venerable Maudgalyayana also had learned about this. The following day he went out and got the food for him. On his way back, he took a break under the tree. All the birds in that tree flew down and ate up the food in the bowl. Venerable Maudgalyayana singed, “In spite of being the first in supernatural powers, I also cannot do much due to his heavy negative karma.”

Sariputra could not bear to see this. He made up his mind to find food for him. The next day, he went out and got a bowl of food. When he got to the entrance, the door which used to be open suddenly shut closed with a bang. The bowl of food was hit by the door and spread all over the floor.

Until the seventh day, the Bhikkhu had not taken a bit of food still. He cried out of sorrow and shame. He ended up eating the sand and died. Everyone was amazed by what had happened. They went to the Buddha and inquired about the karmic condition of the Bhikkhu. The Buddha told everyone, “At the time of Indradhvaja Buddha (Sovereign Sign Buddha), there was an Elder who loved to do good deeds and give donations. He often offered vegetarian meals to the Buddha and the sangha. He also had a son who followed after his conducts. The family property was managed by the father at that time; therefore, the son was not against the donations.

After the Elder passed away, the son inherited the property. He became greedy and was unwilling to give. Other than being unwilling to give to the sangha, he also did not allow his mother to make offerings. However, his mother was frugal and tried to save to give to the sangha. One day, the mother told him, “I have nothing left to eat. Can you spare me any food?” He talked back at his mother, “I gave you food, but you gave it away to the sangha. Why don’t you just go and eat the sand?” Later, his mother died of starvation. Due to the negative karma of reluctance in making offerings and respecting parents, he degenerated into the hell realm after his death. After countless of eons he had finally made his way back to the human realm. In the same way, he still had to go through the negative karmic retribution of hunger and starvation. Because he did not oppose his father making offerings to the Buddha in the past, he then had the karmic condition to renounce in this life time. Nevertheless, because of the heavy negative karma of disrespect to his mother, in this life, he experienced extreme hunger and eventually died of eating sand.

This is the karmic retribution of greed, disrespect to parents, and negative speech. In spite of the fact that he had renounced himself from the household life, he still could not escape from retribution. From this, we learn that negative karma can be very horrifying.

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舉起你智慧的金剛錘 第五錘 ——砸對認證的邪解

舉起你智慧的金剛錘-第五錘

 

舉起你智慧的金剛錘

(五)

拉珍

第五錘

——砸對認證的邪解

 

認證的問題說過好幾次了,假修行的人在說,真修行的人在說,魔宮來的人也在說,而且主要是他們在說。在這些紛紛擾擾的議論當中,我越來越清楚地看到一個問題,幾乎沒有人了解認證的本質,沒有人去深究為什麽認證這件事會存在於佛法隊伍中,因此幾乎沒有人了解佛菩薩的悲心。而要正確認識這個問題,則必須徹底轉變我們的認識立場。

 

很多修行人不能入佛知見,其原因在於不能徹底破除我見,處事接物總是下意識地從慣性的凡夫思維角度出發。凡夫我見是由業力引發,絕大多數都不是正見,所以思考判斷的結果往往錯漏百出,且容易為魔所利用。只有當我們對一切事物的觀察、思考和認識,真正轉入佛法的正知正見,尤其要轉入菩提心的角度,我們三業上的錯誤才能逐漸減少,同時開膚出智慧。

 

比如,如果你按照三世多杰羌佛傳的修行大法一步一步踏實修下來,依此教戒認真地自我觀照、省查、和修正,你就能漸漸明白佛菩薩是怎樣鑄造成的,佛菩薩的心是由哪些東西凝聚的。每當你自己的心多純淨一些,你對諸佛菩薩的理解就會更進一層,對大悲菩提這幾個字的認識就會更深透一點。只有當你自己生起了真實的菩提心,當你真正的學懂雙七支菩提心法並生起真實的觀照且付諸實施,將一切眾生視若我母,念其恩,報其恩,真實的慈愛慈悲,真實地平等對待一切眾生,願意承擔眾生的苦難,將眾生的解脫利益置于一切之上哪怕為此付出一切,並於此菩提善行無執無貪,當你真實的進入這種修持境界,你才恍然大悟「啊,要想成就為一個佛菩薩,就絕對要以這樣純淨的菩提心面對眾生才行!那麼一直以來,諸佛菩薩都是用無比純淨的大悲菩提在面對我們的啊!」到這種時候,你才能基本明白至高無上的法界尊師三世多杰羌佛的拳拳悲心。

 

有一個不是十分貼切的比方,如同孩子與父母,深愛孩子的父母,只要是對孩子身心健康有益的,父母會竭盡全力去做,去爭取,凡是對孩子身心健康不利的,父母會不顧一切去阻擋,總之,所做的一切都是為了孩子能健康成長。可是孩子不一定能理解,他從自己小小的個人喜好出發,總覺得父母處處為難自己,很麻煩,甚至到了叛逆期,還認為父母是在搞權威,爭面子,奪家庭地位等等,反正想盡辦法跟父母作對制造麻煩。而直到有一天孩子長大成人,有了自己的孩子,當他也站到為人父母的立場了,他才恍然明白很多問題:「哦,當年真是誤會父母了,原來他們的用心是如此的良苦!」

 

所以,當我們拋棄個人凡夫我見,站到成就所有諸佛菩薩的菩提心的角度來看待佛菩薩的施教,那個時候你才能理解諸佛菩薩的大悲用心。你會因此而淚流,而羞愧。

 

就拿認證來說。為什麼一個神通廣大、智慧無邊的佛菩薩來到這濁世救渡眾生還需要一份認證?就像你看見一堆螞蟻在水裡掙紮,你要去救他們,可他們說你要持有一份螞蟻認可的認證書才有資格施救,這麼荒唐的事情到底是為什麼,是什麼原因造成的?這的確是荒唐的,但相對於眾生來說這個荒唐又是必要的,為什麼?因為我們眾生的愚癡。

 

一, 因為凡夫不認識佛法的好處。諸佛菩薩來到這個五濁世界,是來救眾生出離苦難,去享受永久幸福的。可惜,眾生並不完全清楚這一點,他們以苦為樂,不能察見輪迴的痛苦,不知道自己的危險處境,像身處火宅的孩童,烈火將焚其身而不察,尚且嬉笑自得。他們不識佛法的珍貴,更不了解佛菩薩的無欲大悲,不僅不配合不感激佛菩薩的救渡,還常以凡夫我執我見,愚癡地揣度佛菩薩們是不是有什麼不可告人的目的。還是以蓮花生大師初入西藏為例,明明是帶著偉大的佛法救渡眾生來了,卻被人看成壞蛋,丟進臭水溝,因為大家不認可蓮花生大師,大家都不認得蓮花生大師掌持的是比摩尼寶珠更珍貴的佛法。於是,蓮師便去印度拜了兩個師傅,這兩個師傅實際上是蓮師的徒弟,他們是修蓮師傳的法最後成就的,但這兩個師傅的名聲很大,蓮師便舉起他們的認證推舉招牌進藏了,這下立刻受到隆重歡迎,蓮師的弘法事業由此順利展開。我想這大約是藏密認證的初始。那麼蓮師取得認證的目的是什麼?當然是為了弘揚佛法。弘揚佛法的目的是什麼?當然是為了救渡眾生。那麼我再反過來問一個問題,就蓮花生大師自己來說,稀罕那個認證嗎?你會說當然不稀罕,神通無邊智慧無邊的第二佛陀蓮花生大師,怎麼會稀罕茫茫宇宙中豆粒大小的地球上的一份認證書?那他是為了撈名撈利,為了標榜自己才去取得那份認證的嗎?你會說當然不是,慈悲無量福報無量的第二佛陀蓮花生大師,徹底無我無欲,怎麼會稀罕五濁惡世那一點微塵般的名利資糧?說得好。那他為什麼還要取得那份認證?當然是因為佛法,因為眾生愚癡不明,看不到蓮師手中珍貴的法寶!因此認證,便成為蓮師為救渡眾生所採取的一個輔助方法。一切都是因為眾生的愚迷,一切都是出於大悲菩提。

 

二,因為凡夫的愚癡,不能清醒分辨佛魔。無始劫來,妖魔就與佛菩薩們爭奪眾生,為了阻止眾生成就,無所不用其極,甚至穿上僧依,製造種種假象迷惑眾生遠離修行正道。本來有一個很容易的辦法可以分辨佛魔,那就是如來法義,而且這也是最可靠最根本的擇法依照。妖魔是不懂佛法的,他們一貫亂講法義背離經教,因為他們存在於世的目的就是破壞佛陀的教義,不讓眾生學到正確的佛法,所以不論是因為他們本身的黑業還是因為他們的工作性質,都不可能講出如來正法,因此,以三藏教義為標尺,很容易就讓妖魔現出原形。可惜眾生由於無始業力遮障,很難深入佛陀教義弄懂經藏真諦。遙想當年,梁武帝與達摩祖師一番對論,便知聖僧在前,而禪宗六祖慧能一句「不是風動,不是帆動,是心在動」,便被迎上法台,那時,大多數佛弟子都能深入經義正理。然而現在這個末世,僅憑眾生自身的能力,已很難舉正法幢辯清邪正了。那麼怎麼讓不明法義的眾生也能學到正法最終領悟法義呢?佛菩薩又作了輔助安排,通過認證,經由一代一代傳承下來的,證境證德崇高的佛菩薩轉世的,血統來源純正的高僧大德給予認證,這樣,凡夫眾生就可以放心跟著他們學習佛法而不用擔心拜錯師門誤入魔窟了。

 

所有一切,都是由凡夫的愚迷起因,依諸佛菩薩的菩提悲心權立。那麼,既然眾生不明白,放著他們不管不可以嗎?不可以,佛菩薩的悲心不允許,眾生對于諸佛菩薩來說是親人,就像看到自己的母親在痛苦中煎熬一樣,他們做不到不管。佛菩薩的悲心之所以稱為大悲,因為那不是凡夫世界的普通善意慈愛可以相提并論的,那是徹底無私無欲的純凈。可是很多人不懂這個,看不清自己的愚癡,自以為是的攪動漿糊般的思維,用狹隘的凡夫境界度量佛菩薩,還認為佛菩薩聖德們跟他們一樣,是因為某種個人貪欲而需要這種認證。這真是典型的以小心之卑劣度聖者之悲心。

 

就拿三世多杰羌佛的認證來說,如果是出于個人私利而取得認證,聰明的人會從中看出有兩個問題說不通。第一,正是我在《舉起你智慧的金剛錘》第二篇中所談到的,假設是一個兩個人來認證附議,還有可能說是這一兩個人本身證量不高,被蒙騙了,可三世多杰羌佛是由幾十位法王聖德共同認證附議的,這些高僧大德可不是凡夫俗子,遍智法王阿秋喇嘛,幾十上百個他從未見過面的亡者的過去因緣都道得清清楚楚,家人鄰居無不稱是,難道他還不清楚誰是誰,會將一個貪心小人認成佛陀嗎?多智欽法王,公認的蓮花生大師的化身,大圓滿龍欽寧體精髓法的掌持人,從小就示現不凡神通,晉美彭措法王等等許多藏密教派的領袖都是多智欽法王的傳法弟子,難道他會認不得誰是貪欲小人?還有那麼多一心弘揚佛法,證量超凡大智大慧的聖德法王,他們都看不出誰是貪圖利益之輩?如果他們連辨識世俗貪欲小人的本領都沒有,怎麽可能成為各大教派的領袖?他們是佛法的傳遞者,他們是依佛法的原則在處理法務,尤其是認證這種事情,當然是依藏密嚴格的認證制度,施展相應證量而擇決。如果把他們的認證附議說成是成全貪欲小人的市儈行為,這是對他們,更是對佛法的侮辱。

 

第二個不通,如果僅僅是出于個人私利而取得認證,為什麽不收供養?如果按有些人的說法,千方百計獲取認證,就是為了以此賺取利益,那為什麽百萬千萬的金錢擺在面前不要?傻了?三世多杰羌佛不僅不收供養,還無償為別人創造財富,創造藝術享受,無償施醫捨藥,沒日沒夜地傳授佛法,還要勞心勞力把弟子們送到佛國去永享極樂……這可真是蝕本的買賣啊!哪個只圖利益的貪欲之徒會這麼做?

 

凡夫不識聖者心。如果說智慧無量,福報無量,神通無量的佛菩薩,稀罕這人世間的一紙認證文,還是做個不十分貼切的比方,那就好象說姚明為了爭奪某偏遠山村球隊隊長跟人打架,說本田宗一郎偷盜本田車,說康拉德·希爾頓在中國某縣城單位搶分住房,說比爾·蓋茨買盜版微軟來用一樣荒唐、無聊、可笑至極!

 

一切都是出于悲心,一切都是為了眾生的解脫利益。無限慈悲的佛菩薩取得一份認證書的用意,是為了告訴我們這些愚癡可憐的眾生:你們的輪迴處境太可憐了,放心到這裏來,這裡有真正的如來法寶,可以讓你們解脫輪迴的痛苦!佛菩薩用一紙認證書,是為了給我們指明解脫痛苦的道路啊!

 

即便我們是微塵凡夫,即便我們高度近又視高度短視,但起碼應該具有人類眾生最基本的善良吧,最起碼應該分得清善惡吧!不說別的,只說從三世多杰羌佛那裏能學到解脫輪迴的成就大法這一點,說句俗氣但很實在的話,人類世界移民也得收取基本的移民手續費吧,何況是徹底脫離輪迴恐怖,了生脫死,去佛國永處極樂,傾家蕩產供養都不能代表其功德的百萬分之一!從古至今,在西藏,哪個傳授密法的上師不收供養?瑪爾巴大師去印度向帝洛巴祖師求法,還一直擔心自己帶的金子不夠,求不到法;俄巴喇嘛向瑪爾巴祖師求法,所有的家畜全數奉上,只剩了一隻瘸腿羊在家,瑪爾巴大師還讓他回家去把瘸腿羊背來才傳法給他;密勒日巴祖師因為沒有錢,到街上為人誦經掙了一口銅鍋拿來供養瑪爾巴祖師,才求到了法。弟子供養傳法上師,天經地義,為你解決生死輪迴的苦厄,一點生不帶來死不帶去的錢財供養算什麽!但三世多杰羌佛連這一點也不要,不要任何供養,無私無欲,只願眾生幸福,寧願克扣自己,無私奉獻,獻勞動獻創造,獻百千萬金買不來的偉大佛法,唯一只要眾生成就解脫。可有些愚癡笨蛋,不但連份感激都沒有,還疑心重重,甚至群起而攻,整天拿著一紙認證文搞小人動作,搬出些驢頭不對馬嘴的東西搞是非,出爾反爾,裝腔作勢,這還配做人嗎?連條狗的善良都不如!

 

一個人伸出一根救命楊枝要拯救一群水中掙扎的螞蟻,可螞蟻推開楊枝,說要有認證書才能救牠們,好,即便荒唐極度,人也去做了,只要能達到拯救的目的就行。認證書拿來了,可螞蟻們不但不爬上那根伸向他們的救命楊枝,還對這個人咆哮,罵他騙子,為什麼?因為有某些螞蟻說那個人的認證書有什麼什麼破問題。這就是三世多杰羌佛的大悲普渡與凡夫愚癡卑劣的真實寫照。「寧可沉淪生死,也要將認證問題糾纏到底!」這是多麽惡毒的壯烈魔舉啊,典型的魔宮激進分子,典型的賓拉登自殺式攻擊,可憐的是,眾多無知迷茫者就這樣被他們連累了。

 

只有偉大的佛菩薩不計較這種惡毒,因為眾生的愚癡鄙劣正是佛菩薩要解決的問題,要拔除的惡根,因此佛菩薩們無怨無悔地承受著各種誹謗和攻擊,無論眾生有多麼愚迷顛倒依然不離不棄地救渡,想盡一切方法讓眾生學到佛法,即便換來的是眾生的誤解、詆毀、謾罵,還是要救渡他們!蓮師在臭水溝裡想到的依然是救渡,達摩祖師被人打掉牙齒想到的依然是救渡,六祖慧能在逃亡中想到的依然是救渡,歌利王的尖刀在世尊身上割切,世尊想的依然是救渡,太虛大師被朝廷通緝時想到的依然是救度,仁增嘉利多吉仁波且在牢獄之中想到的依然是救渡,面對來自四面八方的誤解侮辱和現實的打擊,偉大的三世多杰羌佛視若無睹,他老人家對謾罵者的說法是:「這些人是眾生,無知,請大家原諒他們吧!」依然是救渡,依然弘傳著一部又一部大法,依然將一個又一個的眾生渡往佛土!你們知道王程娥芬居士、候欲善居士林劉慧秀居士等弟子得到三世多杰羌佛傳法迅速成就,諸佛菩薩親往接引的時候是什麽時候嗎?你們知道三世多杰羌佛為高僧大德們修佛降甘露大法,佛陀當眾從虛空降下真精甘露的時候是什麽時候嗎?你們知道三世多杰羌佛為僧俗弟子公開傳授講解綠度母修持大法,眾多弟子修法得到成就,甚至修出驚人成就境界的時候是什麽時候嗎?你們知道三世多杰羌佛創造出震驚世界的韻雕,為人類創造出巨大藝術財富的時候是什麽時候嗎?你們知道三世多杰羌佛傳給庫頓尊哲雍仲仁波且金剛禪修法,仁波且修此法入定二十二天水米不沾的時候是什麽時候嗎?你們知道三世多杰羌佛召開勝義浴佛大法會,壇場出現七支聖境的時候是什麽時候嗎?你們知道三世多杰羌佛著出《正達摩祖師傳》《佛法精髓》,傳修行大法,傳明心見性精髓大法,傳現量大圓滿精髓大法,傳無量甚深佛法,渡無數愚癡眾生入於佛法正見的時候,是什麽時候嗎?正是深圳公安卷起漫天烏雲一輪接一輪瘋狂打擊迫害的時候!

 

這就是佛陀的大悲菩提心!這就是佛陀!

 

我可憐的微塵般的人類同伴,你們要到何時才能拋棄凡夫的算計機巧,跳出自己促狹私欲的塵埃心識界,要到何時才能入佛知見,要到何時才能生起菩提真心來看待一切,要到何時才能了解諸佛菩薩的菩提用心呢?

 

有時候,我真的難過自己的無能,不知道要怎樣才能讓愚癡可憐的眾生清楚地看到,《多杰羌佛第三世——正法寶典》是由三世多杰羌佛無邊無量的菩提悲心凝聚而成的一個路標,順著這個路標前進,惟一獲得的,只有眾生自己的解脫利益!我真想舉著大錘衝到有些人面前砸爛他們所有的愚癡黑障,讓他們清醒地看見自己是怎樣愚蠢地成了波旬魔王的幫兇,真想把他們拖到三世多杰羌佛的法義光明之中,我想大聲呼喊:這真的是三世多杰羌佛和十方諸佛菩薩專程給你們送來的法寶啊,只是、唯一是,為了讓你們自己——得到無邊的利益!

 

不絕的餘音

     《舉起你智慧的金剛錘》系列暫時寫到這裏。
前幾天,在網上看到有一個反對三世多杰羌佛的人發表的言論,其中說道他那一天見到了三世多杰羌佛的弟子,結果這位弟子講不出什麽佛法的道理來讓他信服,等等,然後接著反對言論一大堆。這件事讓我很痛心。雖說這人說的話不可全信,因為他本身已是黑業纏身,而且我非常相信羌佛老人家的那位弟子是盡心竭力地在為顯揚正法而努力。但是,這件事卻讓我意識到一個嚴峻的現實,我們很多真正想要學佛修行的人,佛學知識欠缺,智慧不能開膚,雖然學佛修行多年,法音聽了不少,佛書也在勤懇的讀,可是這些道理常常是耳邊風,過眼雲,未曾深入八識心田並融匯貫通,並未成為自己真正的受用,因此在立敵對論之時,拿不出堅定有力的佛法正見幢破敵邪見,真正達到顯揚聖教的目的。這是我們應該萬分慚愧,深刻反省的問題。大乘行者學佛修行的目的,是為了自覺覺他,然而,面臨需覺他之時,面臨邪知邪見侵蝕眾生慧命的關頭,卻因為自身學法不深不精而舉不起智慧的金剛錘,不能破邪顯正,不能救度眾生於愚迷,難道我們不應該為此而萬分羞愧嗎?

智慧到哪裏求得?到三世多杰羌佛的法音中、經著中,到釋迦世尊的和十方諸佛菩薩的正宗經藏論著中,到真實的菩提心修持中求得。
讓我們加倍努力。
各位真修行者,直至成佛,智慧的金剛錘永遠都不可以放下……

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