2014年8月24日 星期日

[Chan Stories] What is suffering


A man asked Chan Master Luangpor Teean, “How to explain suffering?”
Chan Master Luangpor Teean grasped a handful of sands, turned his palm upside down and allowed the sand to fall from his fist. Pointing at the sand on the ground he said, “This is suffering.”

At that moment, the man was enlightened and he realised that suffering is the thing that we picked up and being attached to, but we can definitely let it go.
Chan Master Luangpor Teean then said, “ people with wisdom know what they had picked up and what should be let go.”



[禪故事]什麼是苦?
一名男子問隆波田禪師,如何解釋「苦」.
隆波田禪師隨手抓起地上一把沙子放到手中,緊握拳頭,接著,將手心朝下,然後鬆開手,指著灑在地上的沙子說:「這就是苦」
男子當下就開悟:「原來苦是我們自己拾起而執著不放的東西.它是完全可以放下的」
隆波田禪師回答:「知道自己拾起什麼,又該放下什麼,是有智慧的人」



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