2013年8月28日星期三

課程暫停

志蓮夜書院的近日接受報名,今年的課程中同樣沒有「從《法句經》中研習佛法」,因為Ven. Kakkapalliye Anuruddha仍在斯里蘭卡休養。

2013年8月7日星期三

The Force of Habit

Ven. Nyanaponika Thera, The Power of Mindfulness

As remarked earlier, habitual reactions generally have a stronger influence upon our behaviour than impulsive ones. Our passionate impulses may disappear as suddenly as they have arisen. Though their consequences may be very grave and extend far into the future, their influence is in no way as long lasting and deep reaching as that of habit. Habit spreads its vast and closely meshed net over wide areas of our life and thought, trying to drag in more and more. Our passionate impulses, too, might be caught in that net and thus be transformed from passing outbursts into lasting traits of character. A momentary impulse, an occasional indulgence, a passing whim may by repetition become a habit we find difficult to uproot, a desire hard to control, and finally an automatic function we no longer question. Repeated gratification turns a desire into a habit, and habit left unchecked grows into compulsion.