錫杖手Mudra of the Holy Monk’s Cane

「若為慈悲覆護一切眾生者,當於錫杖手。」

As explained in the text the practice of this mudra is designed to ensure compassion and protection for all living beings.

歡笑佈施的時候,清淨微笑的時候

花開見佛的蓮花淨土

生命的天堂,就在我們身旁

它是一種溫柔的祝福

祝福我們,身處紅塵

因為用心,因為安心

宛如在諸佛的宮殿,宛如在天堂

When in joyful laughter you do good works,

When you smile because you are not bothered by earthly concerns,

The lotus in sukhavati, Buddha’s pure land, opens to reveal Buddha.

The paradise of life is within reach as the kindest of blessings.

It blesses us to remember that

Because of our earnestness and our peace of mind,

We might feel as if we were in the palace of The Buddhas, as if in Heaven.


【祝福】

錫杖,象徵守護的力量。千手千眼觀世音菩薩手持鍚杖,象徵他有能力作有情眾生的守護力量,是不安時刻的靠山,動盪時刻的定心丸。

什麼人能作人間的千手千眼觀世音菩薩,能成為一種溫柔的守護力量?答案是能慈悲喜捨的人。

慈是「予樂」,就是讓別人得到清淨的快樂;悲是「拔苦」,拔除別人生命種種難忍之苦,並幫助他別再犯下造成苦果的因;喜是「隨喜」,就是對一切美好的心念言行,毫不嫉妒地由衷支持,歡喜讚嘆;捨是「怨親等捨」,就是以平等心作佈施,沒有條件設定、不求回報地付出。

錫杖手祝福我們都能慈悲喜捨,心裡有一支莊嚴的鍚杖,永遠有能力幫助別人,成為人間一股祥和穩定的力量。

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