Massive encouragement to study Buddhism during this period of 末法

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In Master Ri-Chang’s Lamrim Commentary Track 86a:

【即此经云:“若经俱胝恒沙劫,净心以诸妙饮食,伞盖幢幡及灯鬘,承事百亿俱胝佛。若于正法极失坏,善逝圣教将灭时,昼夜能行一学处,其福胜前俱胝倍。”】
The same Sūtra《三摩地王经 King of Concentractions Sūtra》 says: For ten millions eons - as many as there are sands in the Ganges - I served with pure mind, food and drinks, umbrellas, banners, and processions of lamps to ten quadrillion Buddhas. So much greater is the merit of whoever practices a single training night and day at a time when the sublime teaching is perishing and the Sugata’s teaching is coming to an end.

Master Ri-Chang adds:

你经过恒河沙劫数,恒河沙已经是不得了的一个数字,恒河沙的劫数去供养。不但净供养,而是净心供养。拿什么供养?最好的妙饮食等等。不但供养一个,“百亿俱胝佛”,你想像得到这个功德吧,不得了、不得了地大啊!下面说“正法极失坏”,就是我们现在这个时候,那个时候佛法快灭的时候,你能够昼夜持一个学处,它这个福啊不是胜前一倍、两倍哦,“胜前俱胝倍”

So, take heart and be encouraged hat we have the opportunity to learn and practise Buddhism in these difficult times! :muscle: