[善财童子五十三参][English] 第四十四回 拜天主光女

第四十四回 拜天主光女
第四十四回 拜天主光女

Therefore, having relied upon an excellent protector, solidify your certainty about the way that all the scriptures are causal factors for one person to become a buddha.

【◎ 是故应当依善依怙,于其一切正言,皆是一数取趣,成佛支缘。所有道理,令起定解。】


然后呢进入大乘,虽然有很多经典,我们现在《华严》做代表,或者你们自己可以想,各式各样的经典上面都这么说。这个文殊菩萨一再开示善财童子,以及他善财童子不断地参访善知识,随处随地那个善知识也一再开示他,说:“你要成佛啊,要成就一切智智,总要依靠善知识。”那么这个详细的情况到后面说,到后面说。这个是我们修学佛法第一步。

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  善财不见了摩耶夫人,去到天宫。天宫并不难上,因为他已彩拜了四十多个善知识,消除了四十多个烦恼,增长了四十多个智慧。又受二神金光灌顶,其心清净,意念空寂,一眨眼就立在天主光女面前。天主光女大惊,哪来个漂亮的小伙子呢?定睛一看,愣住了,不但相识而且还有个缘分。

  善财还不知道这些,上前施礼道:“善知识,我已发菩提心,利乐有情造福人间,前来拜访,愿善知识慈悲教诲。”

  天主光女见善财面如满月,身如琉璃,音如迦陵频伽,不由得喜上心头,因为在若干劫前,劫名最胜,天女时为主妇,名青莲花,常以家中珍贵之物供养佛。丈夫虽有慈心,但不愿供佛,小俩口经常拌嘴。青莲花并不退悔,一直坚持,因此得佛开导,能记忆不忘丈夫就是善财。天女见著故人,身放光明,照故人身,传给无碍念清净广严三昧。善财得此三昧,已能忆念百万劫之事。二人忆念当年情景,心神交感,不免有爱恋之情,很想拥抱倾诉情怀。无奈天条禁严,谁也不敢触犯,只有悄然默契。

  天女急忙扶起善财道:“你是有大善根的清净佛子,我受不了你的参拜。”

  二人忆念过去供佛,知道三世诸佛的入胎、住胎、诞生,为童子又出家、成正觉、转法轮、入涅盘,一一记忆犹新。

  善财道:“摩耶夫人教导我来拜访你,不妨将你的德能示现,使我开阔眼界。”善财忆念过去的恩情,所以说话自然随便。

  天女道:“要时时刻刻忆念过去,我的心常清净,不染邪念,行为善良,无量劫来恒为天人,不堕恶趣。凡与我接触,我都劝他们强记过去,不忘过去,重视现在,展望未来。他们这样做了,都是身常清净,口不恶言,意不散乱,心胸广大,智慧如海。”

  善财此时已能忆念过去无量劫的因缘,调皮地对天女说道:“除了忆念,还有什么呢?”

  天女赌气似地回答道:“要想知道什么,你到迦毗罗城去,那里有个教育童子的遍友教师,他可以告诉你的。”

  善财究竟是欲界众生,旧情牵连,有些恋情,总想多说几句话,道:“到你这儿无门,去无路,我能到何处去找呢?”

  天女故弄玄虚说道:“既有来处,自有去处,何必问我?”

  天女已领会到善财的心情,难分难舍,又不敢再与他纠缠,话一说完,即隐身不见了。

  善财不见天女,绵情依依,离开天宫,向迦毗罗城去。

  遂往天宫,见彼天女,礼足围绕,合掌前住,白言:“圣者!我已先发阿耨多罗三藐三菩提心,而未知菩萨云何学菩萨行?云何修菩萨道?我闻圣者善能诱诲,愿为我说!”

  天女答言:

  “善男子!我得菩萨解脱,名:无碍念清净庄严。善男子!我以此解脱力,忆念过去,有最胜劫,名:青莲华。我于彼劫中,供养恒河沙数诸佛如来。彼诸如来,从初出家,我皆瞻奉,守护供养,造僧伽蓝,营办什物。又,彼诸佛从为菩萨住母胎时,诞生之时,行七步时,大师子吼时,住童子位在宫中时,向菩提树成正觉时,转正法轮现佛神变教化调伏众生之时;如是一切诸所作事,从初发心乃至法尽,我皆明忆,无有遗余,常现在前,念持不忘。又,忆过去劫,名:善地,我于彼供养十恒河沙数诸佛如来;又,过去劫名为:妙德,我于彼供养一佛世界微尘数诸佛如来;又,劫名:无所得,我于彼供养八十四亿百千那由他诸佛如来;又,劫名:善光,我于彼供养阎浮提微尘数诸佛如来;又,劫名:无量光,我于彼供养二十恒河沙数诸佛如来;又,劫名:最胜德,我于彼供养一恒河沙数诸佛如来;又,劫名:善悲,我于彼供养八十恒河沙数诸佛如来;又,劫名:胜游,我于彼供养六十恒河沙数诸佛如来;又,劫名:妙月,我于彼供养七十恒河沙数诸佛如来。

  “善男子!如是忆念恒河沙劫,我常不舍诸佛如来、应、正等觉,从彼一切诸如来所,闻此无碍念清净庄严菩萨解脱,受持修行恒不忘失。如是,先劫所有如来,从初菩萨,乃至法尽,一切所作,我以净严解脱之力,皆随忆念,明了现前,持而顺行,曾无懈废。

  “善男子!我唯知此无碍念清净解脱。如诸菩萨摩诃萨,出生死夜朗然明彻,永离痴冥未尝惛寐,心无诸盖、身行轻安,于诸法性清净觉了,成就十力开悟群生;而我云何能知能说彼功德行?

  “善男子!迦毗罗城有童子师,名曰:遍友。汝诣彼问:菩萨云何学菩萨行、修菩萨道?”

  时,善财童子以闻法故,欢喜踊跃,不思议善根自然增广;顶礼其足,绕无数匝,辞退而去。

Surendrabha

Then Sudhana went to the thirty-three-fold heaven, and went to the goddess Surendrabha. Paying his respects to the goddess, Sudhana stood before her and said, “Noble one, I have set my mind on supreme perfect enlightenment, but I do not know how to learn and carry out the practice of enlightening beings. I hear you give instruction to enlightening beings, so please tell me how to learn and practice.”

Surendrabha replied, “I have attained an enlightening liberation called pure manifestation of unimpeded recollection. I am aware that there was an age called Flowering, in which I served as many buddhas as there are grains of sand in the Ganges River. When they went forth from their customary surroundings, I protected them, provided for them, and made parks for their use. And all the developmental guidance of sentient beings performed by those buddhas—while they were enlightening beings, while in the womb of the mother, while being born, while taking seven steps, while roaring the lion’s roar, during childhood, during life at home, when

leaving home, when awaking at the site of enlightenment, while teaching, while displaying the miracles of buddhas—all that, from their first inspiration to the final ending of their true teaching, I know and remember, recall and keep in mind, reflect on and follow.

“There was an eon called Well-Being, in which I served as many buddhas as sand grains in ten Ganges Rivers; there was an eon called Good Fortune, in which I served as many buddhas as atoms in a buddha-land; there was an eon called No Attainment, in which I served eighty-four thousand duodecillion buddhas; there was an eon called Beautiful Light, in which I served as many buddhas as atoms in this continent; there was an eon called Peerless Light, in which I served as many buddhas as sand grains in twenty Ganges Rivers; there was an eon called Blazing Glory, in which I served as many buddhas as sand grains in the Ganges River; there was an eon called Sunrise, in which I served as many buddhas as sand grains in eighty Ganges Rivers; there was an eon called Victorious March, in which I served as many buddhas as sand grains in sixty Ganges Rivers; there was an eon called Beautiful Moon, in which I served as many buddhas as sand grains in seventy Ganges Rivers.

“In this way, I remember as many eons as sand grains in the Ganges River, during which I was always with buddhas, and I heard of this enlightening liberation of pure manifestation of unimpeded recollection from those buddhas, and practiced it as they told me. Thus, constantly engrossed in this liberation, I recollect, remember, keep in mind, reflect on, and recall the supernal manifestations of all those buddhas from their stages of enlightening to the end of the duration of their true teachings, by means of this enlightening liberation of pure manifestation of unimpeded recollection.

“I only know this enlightening liberation—how can I know the practice, or tell the virtues, of the enlightening beings who are free from all obscurity and darkness, who light up the night of the mundane whirl, who are rid of all obstacles, who do not slumber, who are rid of apathy and indolence, who have stopped compulsive actions based on conditioning, who have purified awareness of the essence of all things, who awaken others to the purity of the ten powers?

“In the city of Kapilavastu there lives a boy named Vishwamitra who is a teacher. Go ask him how to learn and carry out the practice of enlightening beings.”

Then Sudhana paid his respects and left the goddess Surendrabha.


References 参考资料:​​
  1. 《华严经》 Avatamsaka Sūtra
  2. 善财童子五十三参原文、白话故事、图片 – 弘善佛教网
  3. The Flower Ornament Scripture A Translation Of The Avatamsaka Sutra By Thomas Cleary : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
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