Translations

Why Is The Pure Land Dharma Door Supreme? 为何念佛是第一法门?

‘净土法门超胜一切法门者,在仗佛力。其余诸法门,皆仗自力。自力何可与佛力并论乎!此修净土法门之最要一关也。’

– 净土宗十三祖印光大师
(复陈慧新居士书)

‘The Pure Land Dharma door supremely transcends all Dharma doors, due to reliance on [Amitabha] Buddha’s power. The rest of all [other] Dharma doors, all rely on self-power [only]. How can [limited] self-power and Buddha’s [immeasurable other-]power be discussed as equals? This is cultivation of the Pure Land Dharma door’s most important “pass” [to know].’

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

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