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With Silent Mindfulness Of Buddha Once, With Karmic Creditors Immediately Fleeing 一默念佛,冤亲即逃

庐山东林寺 2015 年入川法师《助念实操讲解》第 1 讲【首届莲宗助念系列讲座】
Lúshān Dōnglín Monastery’s Year 2015’s Dharma Master Rùchuān’s ‘Support-Chanting’s Practical Explanation’s 1st Talk (First Lotus Tradition’s Support-Chanting Talk Series)

念佛公案小结:
《一默念佛,冤亲即逃》
Summary Of Public Case With Mindfulness Of Buddha:

With Silent Mindfulness Of Buddha Once, With Karmic Creditors Immediately Fleeing

Many years ago, our monastery had an old person in her 80s, who usually practises mindfulness of Buddha. When she became unconscious (闷绝), as if ‘falsely deceased’ (假死), a Dharma Master saw this and immediately offered guidance (开示) and support-chanting (助念).

When she revived, she said that when her breathing ended for a while, she saw four small blue men, who were pinning her down and pulling her outwards, which made her feel very terrible and fearful, too distracted to be mindful of Buddha. These were her karmic creditors (冤亲债主).

The guidance offered reminded her that that no matter what she encounters, she should listen to the guiding bell (引擎) and be mindful of the Buddha’s name along with the support-chanters. ‘If you cannot chant (aloud), do it in your mind.’ This works as, ‘It is the mind that becomes the Buddha. It is the mind that is the Buddha.’ (是心作佛,是心是佛)

When she gave rose to one recitation within her mind, there was a ray of light, and the karmic creditors immediately fled – with just a single chant. With the power of one thought with mindfulness of Buddha then, as there was oneness with the Buddha’s Dharma Realm (佛法界) then, the protective bright light (光明) of the Buddha appeared. She became more and more joyful as she chanted and revived. She also took rebirth peacefully later.

This case reminds us of the importance of reminding even long-time practitioners to be mindful of Buddha, by offering guidance and support-chanting, in case unforeseen karmic obstacles arise.

临终要开示提醒 (入川法师)

我们众生都是业感的,所以首先要告诉他,临命终时,不管什么境界现前,不要理它,那只是业感,念起佛来就会化掉。我们寺院里有一个老人,八十几岁,平常从那里也念佛,我也给她做关怀。她出现了闷绝现象,就是假死状态。因为我没有在那个地方,其他僧众的法师在那里。那天她死了,正好因为我们寺院的法师都知道,知道怎么去做,做得非常如理。他一看不行了,马上就给她开示,而且那天非常冷静地就把录像也正好给它架上了,给她开示的时候把录像架那里,然后念佛。

念着念着佛,后来她活了。活了她就说,当她断气之后,她就感觉到四个小蓝人就压住她。她一下子就昏迷了,很难受,要多难受有多难受。那不就是冤亲债主吗?强行地就是从身体里往外拽她。当拽她的时候,她又难受又害怕,提不起佛号来。

这时候正好我们寺院的法师队她进行开示。第一次,说不管你碰到什么境界,拿引磬一敲,她听到引磬声了,说你就提起佛号。你念不起来,用心跟我们念。是心是佛,心作心是。这时候她就跟着动了个念头,随着念了。外头声音传过来,她随着一念阿弥陀佛。这就一念,她从内在自心里显发的一念,这一道光,她就感觉四个小蓝人飞走了,就一念。

这个资料好宝贵好宝贵。我来到东林祖庭,一定把这件事告诉大家。这一念的力量透着法界,全体一心,念就是心,心就是法界。念佛就是佛法界现,光明现。你看她心里这一念,那冤亲债主无影无踪。之后她就听到(第二次)开示,大家念佛。她越念越欢喜,越念越欢喜,一下活过来了。活过来之后,缓过劲儿来之后,就把这段给记录下来了。这都是好多年前的事了。后来这个老人也往生了,非常好。

在生命临终关怀时候,这一个关怀在一般的情况下,要提醒他这一段开示。一般要提醒,因为生死之时正是业力显现之时。一定要提醒,这才是我们善护自己,善护他人的一个学法的人要做到的。

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相关讲座
Related Talks:

庐山东林寺首届莲宗助念系列讲座(入川法师)
https://purelanders.com/2018/04/19/venruchuan1

庐山东林寺第二届莲宗助念系列讲座(入川法师)
https://purelanders.com/2020/08/22/venruchuan2

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