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學佛就是學在一念心,天堂地獄唯心造,三世諸佛也是唯心成,所以都是一念心,地獄很苦,但是用人生的方式來比較,人間千萬般的苦難,都無法和地獄比較,可見地獄極苦,所以極苦之形容稱為地獄,那就是無法形容的苦難,所以叫做地獄。
極苦之形容稱為地獄
人間疾苦可比擬地獄
臥病床人呻吟無奈
多因心念惹禍福自造
一切禍福唯心造
人間疾苦可比擬地獄,《地藏菩薩本願經》中,形容的地獄,鐵床地獄,一人亦滿,多人亦滿,可見在地獄中受苦,哪怕是很多人在裡面,光是顧著自己的苦難,無法顧及旁邊有人還是沒人,好像在鐵床上,最痛苦的是我。
所以那個我的痛苦,整個地獄,好像遍滿鐵床,鐵床長得什麼樣呢?《地藏經》中的比喻,就是整個床都是鐵的,鐵床以火燒紅,人在火燒紅的鐵床上,想想苦不苦呢?
獄中有床遍滿萬里
一人受罪
自見其身遍臥滿床
千萬人受罪
亦各自見身滿床上
眾業所感獲報如是
《地藏菩薩本願經》
有時候看到家人愛吃活的東西,活生生地把牠丟下去滾湯中,或是活跳跳地將牠丟入油鍋炸,或是用煎的、用煮的,像這種痛苦,不知有沒有辦法比喻地獄的痛苦,但是吃活生生的東西,下去煮、煎,那些東西在掙扎,到底人有辦法感受到嗎?也是無法感受,若是他自己生病時,那時在床上的那種痛苦,都沒有去想到別人如何,就是那個苦只在自己身體裡,那種苦難就像病痛在打滾,那個人才有辦法去感受那種的痛苦,所以他會哀叫呻吟,什麼人能救他呢?無奈,醫生護士能幫助他的範圍,也不是很大,何況旁邊的眷屬也是不可能,這種苦難就像在地獄中的鐵床地獄一樣。
這是為什麼呢?無因不成果,因從心生,一念無明生三細,境界為緣長六粗,所以就惹出外面的境界,內心的誘引,所以就去惹來了很多苦難,多因心念惹極苦的磨難,禍福自造。所以說來,我們學佛最重要的,就是學一念心,我們好好將心念顧好。
世間的苦難實在是偏多,看到我們美國達拉斯那個分會,接觸了一位柬埔塞的阿嬤,她在1980年來到美國,這個阿嬤她住在柬埔塞,柬埔塞就是國家非常的混亂,赤棉和政府軍時時起衝突,這位阿嬤結婚之後,孩子和她的先生,都是投入赤棉,就是共產的軍隊裡,常常和政府軍對立。
記得我們曾去救濟過柬埔塞,我們去幫助他們,除了幫助他們物質,發放了大米,幫助他們用油,希望他們能引水灌溉,但是又給他們穀種,希望他們能自力更生,真的看到他們,已經稻穀豐收的時候,忽然間赤棉又出來了,割好的穀子搶走了,還沒有割的稻子,明明要收割了,他們放火燒。
記得我們在柬埔塞救濟,那段時間我們的見證,政府和反叛軍對立時,那時候民不聊生,這位阿嬤她的先生和她的孩子,都投入在這種赤棉軍隊中,受到政府軍圍剿,一家十口人,八個已經往生了,這位阿嬤,那時才五、六十歲時,所以紅十字會看到這樣可憐,才將這個已經受到輕傷的小兒子,趕快幫他們辦移民到美國去,把他們安置在柬埔塞難民大家共住的地方,大家都安置在那裡。
所以那些同樣的鄉親,知道這位阿媽她是赤棉,所以大家覺得,你們就是我的仇人,你們赤棉軍像土匪一樣,搶劫或是對立,民不聊生,就是因為你們,你們的家屬就是對人民造成了很多苦難,所以被人在人群中,就把阿嬤的兒子活活的打死了。
你想,這位阿嬤這一世住在那裡,是不是活地獄呢?最親最愛的先生和孩子,前前後後在那種社會,不斷的犧牲了,好不容易將唯一希望的,這個兒子帶來美國,被安頓在難民營中,竟然被眾人活活將兒子打死,這種的人生,不過這個阿嬤也很堅強,脫離了難民營,自己去做工,受到很多折磨而活下來,一直到慈濟發現了這位阿嬤,我們達拉斯的慈濟人那分愛,不分她的種族,不分她的出身、過去,但是語言不通,因為她不會說英文。
所以在慈濟人的群體中,發現志工裡頭,有一位可以通柬埔塞家鄉話,所以趕緊請這位來和阿嬤溝通,阿媽一直都是很孤單,家鄉的人都是把她當作仇人敵人一樣,所以很孤單,聽到家鄉的語言,又是那麼疼惜愛護,就此開始,她打開了她的心,她接受了慈濟人的照顧,所以她看到慈濟人,就像看到自己的孩子一樣,那麼高興。
你們想想看,這種的人生非常悲慘,活生生的人間地獄,無論是感情、親情拆散,那種拆心肝、割肚腸的心靈地獄,多麼苦痛,正如人飲水、冷暖自知,所以說來,一切都是心念,所惹起的極苦的磨難。
但是,要如何能脫離這種心靈的磨難,也是心,禍福有了這分緣,經過這麼久了,在美國慈濟人才發現到,慈濟人發現之後,她這個時候好像在安享天年,因為有一大群她的子孫,那種的愛,所以說來,同一個人,不同的環境,我們就能了解,心,在那個大空間柬埔塞,也是人心造成那個大空間,人民民不聊生,要不然那個大空間,是世界的糧倉,只要人人安居樂業,豐收。我們只是給他們穀種,我們給他們抽水的馬達,我們給他們油,他們有水,他們有穀種,他們有土地,只要人努力,看到很成熟的榖米快豐收了,你看,這種造反、搶劫,又使人又沒希望了,看到那個大空間,天然資源都有,是人心去造地獄,造就了人生的苦難,這也是人心。所以說來,為什麼人會生在那裡?天地資源很豐富,但是卻是人心不平衡,所以這也是叫做業力牽引。
聽起來,以人間的一切苦相來比較地獄,我們是不是能自我覺悟呢?覺悟我們人,自造惡因、自得惡果,在人間的惡果再怎麼苦,無法去體會地獄的苦,千萬倍之一,所以聽起來應該要很恐懼,但是我們人,就是聽歸聽,還是一樣不怕,所以這段懺文,又這樣接下來說:
云何聞此 安然不畏
不驚不恐 令此精神
復嬰斯苦 實為可痛
是故至誠 求哀懺悔
為什麼佛陀對我們說?這麼多地獄的苦相,為什麼我們聽了之後,我們都不怕呢?安然不畏,我們應該要知道這種的苦難,我們聽了之後應該要去體會,用心去體會,在世間看得到的,人在刑虐其他的動物,是如何凌遲、吞食他們,你們想,人間和地獄夜叉差不了多少,既然我們的心有這種,我們自己不覺得,現在我們聽聞佛法,應該要有感覺了,我們還是沒感覺,這就是最可悲最可嘆的凡夫,造作了多少的業,現在聽到世界多少的災難,多少人受苦受難,什麼人能體會到,同在這個世間上,同在一個地球上,那些人受苦難,對我們人人有沒有提高警覺,這也就是我們凡夫,還是能再看到好像阿修羅,整個社會彼此之間爭鬥,互相毀謗、互相污辱,這種人間不知道要到什麼時候,人人才有反省覺悟的時候,所以每個人都還是在這種,「安然不畏 不驚不恐」。
這種的環境中,所以還是繼續在造業,所以我們要知道,「令此精神 復嬰斯苦」,我們每個人都只是自己,知道我是最苦的,所以你看到現在的人,不甘願受苦,現在的人很不耐勞、不耐苦,稍微給他一點責任,他就說壓力太重了,所以讀書也壓力重,父母疼愛也說壓力重等等,變成憂鬱症,這種憂鬱,就是,精神「復嬰斯苦」,就是精神,自己心理上,不斷覺得我是最苦的。
所以「復嬰」,就是重複重複心打不開,心打不開,一點點事放在心裡,不斷在複製,覺得我是最苦的,這叫做「復嬰」,自己不斷重複,重複製造我們自己心靈上的苦,活生生就自己入心靈的地獄,這叫做心獄,心靈的地獄,自己不會趕快反省,提高警覺,過去所造的因,現在所受的果,應該是甘願接受,有的人不肯甘願接受,那就是苦難偏多。
看看慈濟人在心得分享,有的生了孩子很小,一直覺得這個孩子的精神,或是肢體殘障等等,有時我們會聽到,想要同歸於盡,我被他很折磨,但是經過慈濟人的輔導,了解之後,回過頭來說,我甘願受,我很感恩,我的孩子來消我的業,我很甘願,我先生在消我的業等等,從那種很不甘願,變成現在甘願了,所以又回過頭來說感恩,那些苦難折磨都完全消除了。
現在起一個甘願接受,如是因緣,現在如是果報,甘願受了,所以就會打開心,脫離心靈地獄,不要再「復嬰斯苦」,複製那些苦難,若是在複製那些苦難,精神受折磨,如此「實為可痛」,那就很苦痛了,在人間就很苦痛,就有人間地獄的苦痛,「是故至誠 求哀懺悔」,大家提高警覺,以最虔誠的心,要戒慎,不要再犯,虔誠趕緊懺悔,這就真的是我們自救,天堂地獄也是心造,三世諸佛也是心生,所以我們大家應該要好好知道,極苦之形容稱為地獄,人間疾苦可比擬地獄,所以臥病床人都呻吟無奈,多因心念惹禍福自造,各位,我們大家要很用心,要不然極苦磨難,也是因為心惹起,才有這麼多疾苦的磨難,好吧,大家要多用心。
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Lecturer: Master Cheng-Yan
Subject: Disasters and Blessings Are Created by the Mind (一切禍福唯心造)
Learning Buddhism is learning about our minds. Heaven and Hell are created by the mind. The Buddha of the Three Periods are also created by the mind.
Everything comes back to our minds. Hell is very painful. The millions of types of suffering we experience cannot be compared to the pain in Hell; clearly it is filled with extreme suffering. We describe extreme suffering by calling it Hell. That pain is truly indescribable, so we call it Hell.

We describe extreme suffering as Hell. The illness and pain of this world can be compared to Hell; bedridden patients moan helplessly. We create the many thoughts that cause disasters and blessings.

The illness and pain of this world can be compared to Hell. The Earth Treasury Sutra describes an Iron Bed Hell, where “one being’s suffering fills the entire realm.” Clearly, even if many people are suffering in Hell, they just focus on their own pain, without regard for others right next to them. In this Hell they feel like their suffering is whose than anyone else’s. So, their suffering fills up the entire Hell Realm and the entire iron bed.
What does the iron bed look like? The Earth Treasury Sutra explains that the entire bed is made from iron. It burns red-hot with fire. When people are on that red-hot iron bed, are they not in pain?

The bed in Hell spans millions of meters. When one suffers punishment, he sees himself covering the entire bed. When millions suffer, they all see their own body spread across the bed. The retribution of various karma is as such. The Earth Treasury Sutra.

Sometimes I see lay people who love to eat living creatures. They throw live animals into boiling water or fry them in a pan of budding oil, or stir fry and cook them. I am not sure if this pain is comparable to suffering in Hell. But when people cook and stir fry living beings, do they feel those creatures’ struggles? They have no way to feel it.
When they are sick, when they suffer as they lie in bed, they never think about how others feel. They just feel the pain in their own bodies. When sick people roll around their bed in pain, then they might have some idea of how that type of suffering feels. So, they wail and moan. Who can save them? Sadly, doctors and nurses can only provide limited help. Their family cannot help them either. This suffering is like being in the Hell of the Iron Bed.
Why does this happen? Without causes there would be no effects. Causes arise from the mind. An ignorant thought causes the Three Subtleties. External states lead to the Six Coarse Marks. Thus, internal temptations arise from external surroundings, which leads to much difficulty and suffering.
Our minds provoke extreme suffering; we create our own disasters and blessings.
So, the most important part of learning Buddhism is dealing with our minds. Let us take good care of our minds. Suffering is everywhere in this world.
Our office in Dallas came in contact with an old woman from Cambodia, who went to the United States in 1980. Back in Cambodia there had been lot of unrest. The Khmer Rouge and the army were often at odds. After she married, her nine children and her husband all joined the Khmer Rouge. They often clashed with the army.
I remember that we would provide aid to Cambodia. Aside from providing Cambodia with material aid, including bags of rice and fuel, we hoped they could set up an irrigation system. We also gave them seeds so they could sustain themselves. When they were ready to reap their bountiful harvest, the Khmer Rouge suddenly appeared. They snatched the harvested grain and set fire to the fields which were still waiting to be harvested.
We witnessed this when we tried to provide relief aid in Cambodia. When the government clashed with the rebels, the people suffered greatly.
This old woman, her husband, and her children all joined the ranks of the Khmer Rouge. They were raided by the government and the husband and eight children were killed. The woman was just 50 or 60 years old at the time. People at the Red Cross took pity on her, so they helped her and her remaining, injured son immigrate to America and settled them with other Cambodian refugees.
Some of those people knew that she was part of the Khmer Rouge. They all felt she was the enemy. “You Khmer Rouge were like bandits. You robbed or fought us. We couldn’t live in peace because of you. Your family created a lot of suffering for our people.”
So, they beat her son to death. Think about it. In this lifetime, aren’t the places she lived Hell on Earth for her? In that society, her beloved husband and children were sacrificed one after another. Finally she brought her only hope, her son, to the United States. But after they were settled in the refugee camp, a mob actually beat him to death. This was her life.
But this old woman was also very strong. After she left the refugee camp she got a job. She faced a lot of hardship, but survived. Then our Tzu Chi volunteers encountered her. Our volunteers in Dallas showed love for her, regardless of her ethnicity, her origins, her past. But there was a language barrier, because she spoke no English. Eventually we found someone among our volunteers who could speak her language. So we asked this person to talk with her. She was always lonely. Her countrymen all treated her like an enemy, so she was very lonely.
When she heard her dialect and felt how the volunteers cherished and cared for her, she began to open her heart and accept their help. When she saw them, she was as happy as if they were her children. Think about it. Hers was a very tragic life; she lived in Hell on Earth, was torn apart from her family. Think about the heart- and gut- wrenching pain of this emotional Hell. Only the person experiencing it can really know.
So, in a sense it is our mind that brings extreme and deepest suffering. But the way to escape this spiritual torment is also with the mind. After a long time undergoing these misfortunes, her affinities led Tzu Chi volunteers to find her. After that, she seemed to enjoy her old age because she was surrounded by volunteers who loved her like a grandmother .
She was the same person, but in different circumstances. We understand the difference is the mind. In the country of Cambodia, human minds made it what it was. The citizens did not live in peace. Otherwise, that place could be the “rice warehouse of the world.” If they had lived peacefully and worked happily there would be abundant harvests. We just gave them seeds, a motor to pump water, and fuel. Once they have water, seeds, and land, if they work hard, they can harvest bountiful amounts of rice. See, the rebellion and robberies took away people’s hopes.
Look at that land; there are many natural resources. But human minds created a hell. The suffering of human life is created by the human mind.
So, why are people born there? It is rich in natural resources, but people’s minds are imbalanced. That is the pull of karmic forces. So when we compare worldly suffering to Hell, can we come to a realization?
Can we realize that when we sow evil seeds, we reap evil fruits? Not matter how painful our retributions are, we cannot comprehend the suffering in Hell. It is only one millionth of Hell’s suffering. This sounds truly frightening. But listening is just listening. We cannot feel it, so we are still not scared.
So then next passage in the repentance text says,

“We hear this and remain peaceful and unafraid. We are not frightened or scared. With this spirit we will suffer repeatedly, which is truly painful. Thus we repent with deepest sincerity.”

Why is it that although the Buddha told us about all the suffering in Hell, we are still unafraid? “We remain peaceful and unafraid.” After we hear about these kinds of suffering, we should strive to feel it in our hearts. In this world we can see how people torture other animals. They chop them up and consume them.
If you think about it ,Yaksa in the Human Realm and Hell are very similar. Although we were not aware that these thoughts are in our minds ,now that we listen to the Dharma ,we need to have this awareness. If we remain unaware , we are the most tragic,lamentable ordinary beings who create so much karma.
Now ,we hear about many disasters in the world. So many people face pain and suffering
that anyone can truly understand.In this world ,this planet we share ,does the suffering of these people make us more alert?We ordinary people can see how we are like Asuras.
Entire societies are struggling with , fighting ,slandering and humiliating each other.
How long will it be before people self –reflect and come to a realization ?Everyone remains in a state of being “peaceful and unafraid ,not frightened or scared ”.So people continue to
create karma in this environment.
Therefore we need to know ,“with this spirit , we repeatedly suffer anew ”.We each think that we suffer the most. People nowadays are unwilling to experience pain. They cannot deal with hard work and suffering. If we give them a little responsibility ,they say there is too much pressure.
Studying causes them pressure ,Parents love also creates pressure , and so on. This can turn into depression. This depression is like the spirit “suffering repeatedly”.Our spirit ,what is in our minds,always feels that we suffer the most. “To suffer repeatedly” means we are repeatedly unable to open our minds. Then a tiny issue will grow and multiply.So we think we suffer the most. This is “to suffer repeatedly”.We continuously multiply our spiritual suffering. While still living , we enter a spiritual Hell.This is a mental Hell , a spiritual Hell.We do not self –reflect or raise our awareness of what we have done in the past. We must willingly accept the retributions we now face.
Some people refuse to willingly accept them ,so they suffer more. When we listen to Tzi Chi volunteers share ,some have experience with young children who are mentally troubled or
physically challenged. Sometimes we hear people say ,“I want us to die together ”“He tortures me so much ”.
But after guidance from Tzi Chi volunteers,they understand and instead say ,“I willingly accept this , I’m grateful”“My child is here to help eliminate my karma”“I willingly accept”
“that my husband is also eliminating my karma”.They went from being unwilling
to willingly accepting.
So ,now they look back and are grateful. They completely eliminated suffering and hardship.
Now they are filled with willing acceptance. With such causes and conditions ,there are now such retributions.
If we willingly accept them , we open our minds and escape a spiritual Hell.Do not “suffer anew”.Do not multiply that suffering. Otherwise we will endure spiritual torture. That will “truly be painful”.
If we suffer greatly in the Human Realm ,we experience Hell on Earth. “Thus we repent with deepest sincerity”.Let us all be more vigilant .With a heart of utmost reverence ,we must be careful and not make the same mistakes.Repent sincerely right away. That is how we truly save ourselves. Heaven and Hell are created by our minds. The Buddhas of the Three Periods are also created by the mind.
So ,we should all really undersatnd this. We describe extreme suffering as Hell.The illness and pain of this world can be compared to Hell ,as bedridden patients moan helplessly.
We create the many thoughts which cause disasters and blessings.
Everyone ,we must all be very mindful.Otherwise we will suffer extreme pain and hardship because of our minds.
Please always be mindful.
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