Translations

Why Is It Easier To Reach Pure Land Than To Retain Human Rebirth? 为何得生净土比得人生容易?

‘来生做人,比临终往生还难。
求生西方,比求来生做人尚容易。’

– 净土宗十三祖印光大师
(复智正居士之母书)

‘In the next life becoming human [again], compared with, when approaching the end of this life being reborn [in Amituofo’s Pure Land, the first] is more difficult, [as it is easy to break the precepts with only limited self-powered practice, thus losing the human rebirth].

Seeking birth in [Amituofo’s] Western [Pure Land], compared with, in the next life becoming human, [the first] is yet easier, [as it is difficult to break the precepts with enough other-powered practice, thus also reaching Amituofo’s Pure Land].’

– Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yinguang
(Reply letter to Layman Zhizheng’s Mother)

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