The Special Benefits For Cleaning
Source: “Liberation In Our Hand” by Pabongka Rinpoche, Translated by Sermey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin with Artemus B. Engle
The reason for cleaning: is to show respect for the gurus and the conquerors, along with their spiritual sons, whom we are inviting to our meditation place.
The motivation for cleaning: should be with desire to serve and honor the merit field in preparation for meditating on the topics of the Lamrim teaching, and with the ultimate aim of achieving Buddhahood for the sake of all sentient begins.
Arya Pantaka was able to become an arhat through this practice of cleaning one’s dwelling.
A scripture mentions FIVE specific benefits for cleaning:
- One’s own mind becomes clear;
- The minds of others become clear;
- The gods are pleased;
- One accumulates beautiful karma;
- After the body’s disintegration, one is born in a divine realm.
The method is: having generated correct motivation, and imagine that we are sweeping away the impurities that obscure both our own mind and the minds of others. We should recite aloud, “I am removing dust. I am removing dirt.”
This dust is not particles of dirt, but desire’s dust.
“Dust” is a term for desire, not granules.
The wise rid themselves of this impurity
And are attentive to the Sugata’s teaching.
Dear Dharma Brothers,
If you would like to participate as a volunteer to clean our temple, please kindly contact Michael Wong to sign up.
Cleaning assignment could be flexible according to your availability. It could be a long-term volunteer schedule, or a single fixed date plan. After cleaning, please fill out “The Volunteer Form for Cleaning”.
At year end, based on your accumulated services (offerings), you will be issued a Certificate of Appreciation as recognition of your effort.
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各位同修，如發心希望參加灑掃寺廟，做義工供養。可以聯系 Michael 師兄，報名安排時間。