Sunday, 9 November 2008

Autumn retreat



下田修行去

小一那年上作文課,班主任要我們寫出自己的志愿. 記得當時我想當的是一名農夫.

30年后到農禪寺打佛七, 意外地獲悉東初老人也是從農的.

最大的證據無非是寺外那一片稻田,至今仍完好地保留着.

秋高氣爽的午後,坐在石岩上放眼望去,綠油油的田和藍幽幽的天,加上蟲鳴鳥啼,已叫人樂不思蜀.

佛七期間嚴厲禁語.凌晨五點開始拜佛, 念佛, 禮懺, 聽開示, 繞佛, 直至晚間九時的大回向。確確實實是過着日出而作,日落而息的日子.

除去早午齋及藥石的時間,沒有一刻不是用在修心工作上的.

末法時代欲以正知正見來修心養性,老實說,比下田還辛苦呀.

靜坐是修行, 勞動也是修行.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

小小時候的願望
為什麼想當農夫呢

Vancelee Teng said...

because i love to get in touch with nature. And I love vegetables and fruits a lot :)

jickryan said...

is this your retreat or your friend's palce?

Vancelee Teng said...

aiya... jicky, this picture i took it in sankhu, nepal. I didn't bring my camera when doing retreat in taipei. so i can only substitute with a nepali picture that comes close to what i wrote. sorry to get you misunderstood...

jickryan said...

that's why...I was wondering why Taiwan is so dry!!!