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Why do people need to cultivate?人為何要修行修道?(英語發音)

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Topic: Why do people need to cultivate?= By Master Qilin

(From Words of Wisdom by Master Qilin, book one)
(英語發音)

Master Qilin: Why do people need to cultivate? What is its final purpose? Some people said, it is to search the true meaning of life, to create better life for mankind. In fact those are not enough to describe the purpose of cultivation. Some people said, we can not talk about its purpose, or else we will be restrained once we talk about it. Cultivation without purpose by letting nature takes its course, would not make a big dent on the mind of people, and result in limited achievement. Willpower plus perseverance, putting efforts without a trace, is the requirement for self conscientious. One must have great and exceeding wisdom in order to have self conscientious. Why say searching the true meaning of life and creating better life for mankind is not enough to describe the purpose of cultivation? If you are now 90 years old, with very short life left on earth, what better life can you create for mankind? Do you still cultivate at old age with terminal illness? Therefore, creating better life for mankind is not the final purpose. The real purpose is to “cultivate while still alive, to adapt the condition of eternal after life”, that is true great and exceeding wisdom! In the book Zhongtian Journey to Heaven chapter 31, Special Envoy said: “Do not use the wisdom of mortal world to interpret spiritual world, since the wisdom of mortal world only apply to mortal world, which does not apply to spiritual world!”Therefore, enlightenment is not to enlighten mortal wisdom, but for the wisdom of spiritual world, which we call it great or exceeding wisdom! Therefore on the third part of Zhongtian Meditation four procedures, you have to put behind all knowledge you have obtained from scriptures and books, in order to enter Zhongtian conscious meditation, this is the real great and exceeding wisdom. The Words of Wisdom by Master Qilin about what is cultivation? “Cultivation is to learn to live the eternal life of deities”Therefore enlightenment is not enlightening the mortal wisdom, the real enlightenment is to enlighten the wisdom of spiritual world.



Master Qilin: “Every religion since ancient time till now, the way of cultivation has been changed constantly. Why do they change? It is to accord the needs of human nature and adapt the environment. However these may not accord with the need of cultivation, these are the need of human being not spiritual world. Why do we need to cultivate? In simple words: while we are still alive, cultivating to adapt the rule of spiritual world. If one cultivating without this purpose, it is not cultivating Tao, but only practicing Taoism and for better fortune! The religions now have been deviated from this principle, and misleading cultivators. Prejudiced idea of people by first impression have abandon the real purpose, and thought doing good deed is the same as cultivation, without consider living in the spiritual world after life. Doing good deeds is our duty, and it is a must. Not to make equal sign between doing good deeds and cultivation. One false step will make a great difference.



Master Qilin: New cultivators have vague idea on the process, with fact of reality that obstruct the true idea of cultivation, and many easy way of practices which are fatal to the cultivators, who would never put behind their prejudiced idea by first impression in their lifetime. Many people mistakenly thought having kind heart is cultivation, and mistakenly thought converting to a religion and paying respect to their God is cultivation, with various causes that hinder enlightenment. Until one day with right destiny to enlighten, who will begin the journey of cultivation. What to cultivate? How to cultivate? The answers are hard to find. Many people spend decades of time to reach enlightenment, but there was no teacher to guide them for advancement, their cultivation process ended there! In fact enlightenment is only the beginning of cultivation, self attainment without teacher is the final destination of cultivation. It is a long journey between beginning and the final destination. Without beginning, without method of gradual improvement, one can never reach the final destination. Most importantly is how to begin cultivate after one is enlightened, and how to make make real progress. One can never reach final destination without this process. Why do we need to apply Zhongtian meditation four procedures? It is to follow the correct procedures one step at a time, with solid foundation that guarantee to achieve. Many cultivators have not start from the beginning, and asking the question of “Ultimate goal of achievement”. That is in a wrong direction. One with such perception will have obstacle in real progress. It is like seeing a fruit but not knowing where does it come from? So called “being truthful”is to follow the procedures one step at a time, practicing real cultivation with first hand experience. If one cultivate with combination of belief, desire, and action all together, without cutting nor shortage, then there is hope to make achievement!





1. From Words of Wisdom by Master Qilin, book one, chapter 11, page 40, line 8.
2.From Words of Wisdom by Master Qilin, book one, chapter 13, page 48, line 7.
3.From Words of Wisdom by Master Qilin, book one, chapter 24, page 104, line 13.


Translation:翻譯官團隊Oral translation:吳智敏
Planning:雨忠

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主題:人為何要修行修道?=麒麟法師

(出自麒麟法師智慧語錄第一集)



麒麟法師:『為何要修行修道?其最終目的為何?有人說找尋人生真諦、創造人類的幸福,其實還是不足夠說明修道之目的。更常有人說不能談目的,談目的即受目的所縛,無目的的修道,順其自然無法刻骨銘心,成就有限。立志加毅力,船過水無痕才是自覺的要件,要自覺必先擁有大智慧、超智慧。為何說找尋人生真諦、創造人類的幸福,其實還是不足夠說明修道之目的,今天如你九十歲了,所剩時日無多,你能帶給人類多少的幸福?那年紀大了,身患絕症還要不要修道?所以創造人類的幸福非最終之目標,真正的目標在「以未往生修道,適應將來往生後的永恆之生」這才是大智慧、超智慧!《中天天堂遊記(第三十一集)》「特史」有說過:「勿用人間智慧解靈界或法界,因為凡間智慧只用於凡間,凡間智慧無法用於靈界或法界!」所以開智慧不是開凡間的智慧,而是開靈界或法界的智慧,稱為大智慧、超智慧!因此中天禪修四程序中的第三項要你放下所有經典或哲學之智慧,真正進入中天的有為禪修,這才是大智慧、超智慧!麒麟的銘言何謂修道?「修道就是學習神仙的永恆之生」!所以開智慧不是開凡間智慧,真正開智慧就是開靈界或法界的智慧!』[1]


麒麟法師:『每個宗教自古至今,修道的方法一直改變,為什麼會改變?是為符合人性需求、適應環境而形成,而這並不一定符合修道的需求,這是人的需要而不是仙靈界的要求。為什麼要修道?簡單來說:「人未往生,修為符合仙靈界的法則!」如果沒有此目標,不算修道只能算修行、只能算修福而已!我們目前的宗教已經離去這個原則,背道而馳更造成修道者的誤導,先入為主已經將修道的目標棄之不顧,甚至誤認為只要善行就是修道,完全不理會往生以後寄居的仙靈界。善行是修道的人的本份,也是應該做的事,而不是將善與修道劃成等號,差之毫釐、失之千里!』[2]


麒麟法師:『人剛入修行,朦朧入手,有現實的現象阻擾修行的正念,有很多方便法是修行終結者,一世無法脫離先入為主的觀念。有很多人誤認保有善良之心就是修行,更誤認歸依每日禮拜就是修行,種種的因素阻礙開悟,等有一天,因緣際會開悟了是修道的開始,修甚麼?如何修?再難找到答案。很多人花幾十年的光陰找到開悟,卻無師可以讓他再進道上升,終生到此點!其實開悟是修道的起點,無師自證已經是修道的尾端,起點到尾端是很長的距離,沒有起點、沒有漸進之法,是無法達到尾端的。最重要的是開悟後的起端如何修,如何精進是最重要的,沒有這個過程就不會有尾端。為什麼要使用中天禪修四程序?就是要一步一腳印依照程序來,基礎奠定是成就的保證。很多修行人都不是從頭來,直接就問「無上正等正覺」,這是前後倒置的,有如此觀念,精進會有障礙,就好像只看到果實,從來不知果實從何而來?所謂「如實」就是依照程序,一步一腳印,真實的親修實練,實實在在的感受,信、願、行俱在,不偷工、不減料,修道如是,如得法成就有望!』[3]


[1]出自麒麟法師智慧語錄第一集,第十一則,第四十頁,第8行。
[2]出自麒麟法師智慧語錄第一集,第十三則,第四十八頁,第7行。
[3]出自麒麟法師智慧語錄第一集,第二十四則,第一百零四頁,第13行。






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