法王新闻 | 2009年12月

第二十七屆噶舉大祈願法會〈第七天日誌〉:不動佛化身,修不動佛法

27th Kagyu Monlam: Day Seven – Stretching into the Deep Past and the Distant Future

地點:印度 菩提迦耶 金剛座 Under the Bodhi Tree, Bodhgaya
時間:2009年12月30日 December 30, 2009
中譯:堪布丹傑、乘宗法師
報導:黃靖雅
攝影:噶瑪善治、噶瑪諾布、班瑪歐色多傑、鄭履中

不動佛法,由經典記載為「不動佛化身」的噶瑪巴主法,功德殊勝,

對除障、超薦,極具威德力…

〈第一、二座法〉(上午6:00-11:00)

(法王噶瑪巴陞座主法,傳授「大乘還淨律儀」(「八關齋戒」)。

●梵文三常誦(三皈依)

●《藥師七佛供養簡軌》(今年新編法本,由法會供養大眾)(從P12開始修持至圓滿)

糾察師針對今日各項修法,進行注意事項報告,提醒大眾配合:

一、藥師佛修法:現今世界多疾病痛苦,所以這次祈願法會修持「藥師佛」,壇城上也布置了八大藥師如來的多瑪,希望迴向世界無病無災,迴向各位法友與親友都平安健康。

二、抬經繞塔:修持完「藥師佛」,僧眾要抬大藏經甘珠兒繞塔,請大眾站在走道左側,或就地在原位,手持花或哈達表示禮敬即可;請不要點香,以免熏到抬經僧眾、影響視線,也不要投花或擲哈達,或以頭去頂禮大藏經(註:以上都是傳統禮敬大藏經方式,但祈願法會人數太多,因此不宜),以免影響行進,而延宕隨後之大藏經念誦。

三、念誦大藏經:抬經繞塔結束後,僧眾要將103部甘珠兒大藏經在一小時內念完,請念誦的僧眾每個字都要念得很清楚,這是每年很難得的一次念誦大藏經式,要好好持誦。所有沙彌、沙彌尼請坐在座位念誦〈普賢行願品〉,堪布、祖古仁波切亦不需抬藏經,右邊50位比丘,左邊49位比丘,加上4比丘尼,共103位請準備抬經塔繞行。

四、不動佛修法:最後法王要讓生者除障積福,亡者安度中陰階段,無有恐懼,所以今天下午會舉行不動佛法會,本來現場要梵燒祈福、超薦的牌位,要怕影響菩提樹,所以今晚八點會在德噶寺舉行燒牌位儀式。這項不動佛修法非常殊勝,由經典上明載為不動佛化身的噶瑪巴主法,並由在法王主關下、已進行了一個月不動佛閉關的僧眾共同修法,功德殊勝,對遣除障礙、度亡超薦極具威德力,大眾可到大塔旁之瑪哈菩提協會法會供養處登記名單。

抬大藏經繞塔

上午8:00多,在鼓號儀仗前導下,法王噶瑪巴在蔣貢康楚仁波切、嘉察仁波切等噶舉大仁波切隨侍下,領導抬大經隊伍,後有103名比丘、比丘尼魚貫列隊抬經隨行,由金剛座前壇城,經正覺大塔大殿,繞大塔外環步道一圈,接受夾道密集的信眾持蓮花、哈達相迎、禮敬,隊伍緩慢行進,氣氛莊嚴。

念誦103部大藏經

約上午9:00,抬經繞塔隊伍回到法會壇城前後,大眾休息20分鐘,僧眾各返其位,隨即分發大藏經經葉給現場僧眾分頭持誦,合力在一小時內全部念誦完畢,一時之間,金剛座前、菩提樹下,充滿大藏經念誦聲。

一小時後,全部大藏經念誦完畢,法王噶瑪巴獨誦〈大祈願文〉,迴向後,結束第二座法。

(迴向後,結束第一、二座法)

〈第三座法〉(下午1:30-3:0 0)

(法王噶瑪巴陞座主法)

●P133〈金剛總持祈請文〉

●〈不動佛壇城儀軌〉(法王噶瑪巴著,尚無中文譯本)

●《不動佛國經》(中文版祈願法本內無)

〈第四座法〉(上午3:30-5:0 0)

●P463〈現喜淨土願文〉

●P475〈極樂淨土願文〉

●P274〈無分別持教長壽願文〉

●〈長壽願文〉(中文版無)

●〈護法供儀〉(中文版無)

●P460〈雪域安樂願文〉

●P280〈最勝導師〉

●P269《月藏經》

●P320〈成就實諦文〉

(迴向後,結束大祈願法會第七天四座法)

By inviting and embracing attendees from all over the world, providing translation into nine languages and sending out a live webcast viewed by people all over the globe, and by generating aspirations that encompass other worlds as well, the Kagyu Monlam has truly expanded to fill all space. On its seventh day, the scope of the Kagyu Monlam also stretched to fill time, with activities to protect the environment as well as to honor the Kagyur, or the canon of Buddha’s teachings. As such, the day’s focus spanned from 2,500 ago in India when the Buddha first taught, to a distant future that monlam participants actively seek to create, so that our heirs to this planet may still find it a viable and welcoming home.

As part of the morning’s focus on the Kagyur itself, Gyalwang Karmapa and the other Kagyu lineages holders led a solemn and stately procession of bhikshus and bhikshunis (gelongs and gelongmas) to carry the 108 volumes of the canonical collection on a circumambulation around the stupa. The procession path was lined with the reverential public, white scarves and flowers in their hands, and deep faith in their hearts, as the members of the sangha moved past with great dignity as each respectfully bore a single volume of the Buddha’s teachings on their shoulder.

The next session was devoted to a reading of the entire Kagyur by the monks and nuns present. Gyalwang Karmapa prefaced the activity with a talk about the precious Kagyur itself. He first described the history of the translation of Buddha’s teachings in Tibet and the formation of the Tibetan canon. This collection, he noted, is the single source for all the Buddhist traditions in Tibet. All the Dharma we need is contained within it, including personal instructions. It is excellent to prostrate and show reverence to it, but actually it is something to be read and put into practice. If it is read carefully, it can help us develop our devotion and gain clarity and certainty. With great joy, the reading then commenced.

The air of the stupa grounds then filled with the magnificent sound of the Dharma, as the many tens of thousands of page of the collection were distributed among the sangha and read aloud simultaneously.

At the end of this session, His Holiness swiftly proceeded from the reading of the Kagyur out to the Gaya Airport shortly after eleven o’clock. Inside the airport VIP lounge he was received by various Indian dignitaries including the ADM Uday Kumar and the Airport Controller Mr Prabhu Dev.

Under the auspices of the 27th International Kagyu Monlam, Rangjung Khoryug Sungkyob Tsokpa, the environmental organization for Kagyu monasteries and centers established by His Holiness, has begun a small reforestation project on scrubland within the grounds of Gaya Airport, with the blessing of the State Government of Bihar.

On Tuesday fifty monk and nun volunteers from Khoryug came out to the airport to clean the grounds as a gesture of friendship, and to prepare the holes for the saplings. During today’s inauguration ceremony, His Holiness was the first to plant one of ten young ashoka trees in a small garden area in front of the terminal entrance. The rest were planted by the ADM, the Airport Controller, Drupon Rinpoche and Lama Karma Choedrak, Chief Executive of the International Kagyu Monlam, and other guests. Tergar Monastery is taking the lead in this project and will have responsibility for nurturing and protecting the saplings.

Commenting on the work of the monks and nuns, Mr Prabhu Dev said how impressed he had been by their active leadership in protecting the holy and sacred sites of Bodhgaya, and he hoped that other members of the community would follow their example.

Because of the aridity of the environment, this is the wrong time of year to plant some species of native trees and a separate area of 15 000 square metres has been set aside for the second stage of the project, planting a greater variety of trees during the rainy season, June and July 2010.

The project has been dedicated as a long-life prayer for His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, and a commemorative stone has been erected bearing his words:

“Protect the Earth. Live simply. Act with compassion. Our future depends on it.”

At the same time, the day also saw a massive undertaking by monlam participants to clean the vast field where His Holiness the Dalai Lama will soon be conferring teaching— the Kalachakra grounds in Bodhgaya.

The effort to render the space spotless for the teachings ahead is only one of several projects to work for the local environment. Earlier, the area surrounding Tergar monastery, including marshland, was restored to a healthy state of cleanliness. A separate day was devoted to cleaning the market square outside the Mahabodhi Temple itself. Each of the 36 Kagyu monasteries and nunneries delegated 5 of their monks or nuns, and many lay volunteers offered their time as well. Volunteers reported that the clean-up brigades worked with great enthusiasm as they filled bag after bag with garbage. These projects were undertaken in partnership with Sacred Earth Trust.

The issue of cleaning the area around Bodhgaya is intimately connected to the overall purpose of the Kagyu Monlam. As His Holiness explained last year during his commentary on the King of Prayers, the Aspiration for Excellent Conduct. This prayer involves three main activities, including purifying.

We are praying for the impure realms to become pure, and in the Kagyu Monlam we have begun working towards the actual purification of the environment of our world. This is our short-term aim, and our long-term goal is to transform this all into a Buddha realm, so these two aims are conducive to purifying the realms.

As monlam attendees have witnessed, the vastness of His Holiness’ vision is matched by an aptitude for finding supremely practical steps to actualize that vision. Under the guidance of this exceptional master, there is little doubt that even the most vast of aims to benefit beings can indeed be achieved.