讀密勒日巴之偈 Reading Milarepa’s Verses

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The above is a depiction of Milarepa.

It is the closest that I can find from the web to one I have seen.
I have seen one of Milarepa sitting on a rock, amidst  acres of grassland.
Windy as the ends or edges of his clothes were “floating”!
:). 
Have you a thangka like that to share?

讀密勒日巴之偈
蓮生活佛/文

  偶讀「密勒日巴」的四句偈,令我心中戚戚然。其四偈如下:

  當我觀察此身時,覺彼無常似朝露,不久當老幻死滅。
When I scrutinise this body, feel that it is as impermanent as morning dew, after not long will aged imaginary die disintegrate.


  我觀伴侶親眷時,悟彼實如眾商客,不久離去難常聚。
When I look at partners and kins, realised these gathering is like traders, after not long will depart and hard to always meet.

  我觀血汗財寶時,恰似勤蜂所聚蜜,為他人忙終成空。
When I look at Blood Sweat Wealth Treasure, like hardworking bees gathering honey, busying self for others and eventually become void.

  我觀事業家園時,悟彼實如大牢獄,惡業罪行之淵藪。
When I look at Life’s work/career and home place, realised that it is like a big prison, gathering nest of evil deeds.

  我讀此四偈,汗涔涔下。
Reading these four verses, my perspiration dripped copiously down.

  看世間行者,「密勒日巴」如此說:
Looking at worldly cultivator, Milarepa said these:

  貪慾深入心,兢兢患得失,為文字所縛,心無決定見,升斗必計較,以養愛慾女,散亂並逸樂,役身心如奴,身披懶惰枷,繫輪迴巨錨,口云依佛法,實做諸罪行,矯揉順世情,己鼻被人牽,如斯學佛者,時在苦惱中。 
Greed cravings goes deeply into Heart, always paranoid of gain & loss, tied or entangled by written characters, Heart do have have decisive view, calculative even on small rise & fall, with nurturing love craving for women, messed up and against joy, using body and mind as slaves, body donned lazy-bracket, striking Transmigration’s great target, mouth claims to adhere to Buddha Dharma, but actually did lots of sins,  cute tender follow the world’s sentiment, drawn by others through own nose, if study Buddha Dharma this way, always in troubled thoughts. 

  警惕啊!警惕!
Beware Ah! Beware!


  讀「密勒日巴之偈」,深印我心,我也是常常如此觀察的,尤其第二偈,我深深的體會。

  我依止山林時,我觀察親眷,知道難常相聚了,又很多很多的親朋好友,難常相聚了,又佷多很多的聖弟子,難常相聚了,我那一點情,歸何處?

  第一偈,更不用說,一息不來,就是一坯黃土。

  嗟嘆的寫下一詩:

  如何敢說不滿足

  慶幸自己尚能知行止

  只剩那一點情

  不容我死

  看破大牢獄

  看破之時

  才能親證那真如

  活的時候不會永遠的迷糊

  感恩聖者的指引

  提供陽光與空氣

  忍辱之人終於達到淨土
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Jetsun Milarepa
http://www.kagyu.org/kagyulineage/lineage/kag05.php

Extract: 
How is it, then, that we become confused or deluded by samsara and so remain caught within it? Clinging to samsara deludes us.

It is not through the appearances of the six different realms of sentient beings or the external world of our environment that we are bound and confused: it is our attachment to these that binds. 
As Tilopa spoke to Naropa: “My son, we are not bound by appearances; we are bound by our clinging to them.”

If we do not examine or analyze samsara, using our intelligence to see what it really is, we could remain in a certain kind of happiness or pleasure. This would indicate, however, that we have not looked directly into samsara and analyzed it carefully. We must use our intelligence to look into the many different forms in which sentient beings appear: large, small, and so forth, and into the great variety of forms we see in the environment around us. We could analyze all these to discover the cause and conditions for their arising. To look at the existence of beings, we can look at our minds and body and see how it is that they create karma. If we investigate like this, we will begin to understand how our realm of existence comes into being, and we will see that the nature of samsara is suffering. Traditionally, suffering is divided into three different types: all-pervasive suffering, the suffering of change, and the suffering of suffering.

Extract: 

Milarepa responded: “Thanks to the blessings of the Buddhas, the Bodhisattvas, my lama and his wife, I was able to attain a little bit of experience, a little bit of realization.

In this completely matured body, this physical form of mine, it is possible to reach Buddhahood. 

This body is a boat that will take me across samsara to Buddhahood. 

However, it’s also possible that I can use this very body to accumulate negative karma, and this will lead to rebirth in the hell realms. 
There is a choice. 
I can turn my mind towards positive activity and achieve Buddhahood in one lifetime or I can turn my mind toward negative activity and go to the hell realm.

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Hahaha! I have always been talking about [Choice]!

Spend your Limited Life Span in this lifetime with a Human Shell Fruitfully and not Frivolously!

Cheers all

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

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