Quotes

The Key Requisite To Reach Pure Land

净土法门,别无奇特,
但要恳切至诚,
无不蒙佛接引,
带业往生。。。

念佛见佛,
决定生西。。。

– 净土宗十三祖印光大师遗训

The Pure Land Dharma Door, is without [any] other unusual or special [requisite]; only needing earnestness with utmost sincerity [in mindfulness of Āmítuófo’s name], [with which there is] none not receiving the Buddha’s reception and guidance, to bring one’s [negative] karma [along] to be reborn [in his Pure Land]…

With mindfulness of Buddha and seeing the Buddha, [one will] definitely be born in his West[ern Pure Land]…

[Note: The last line is also the Master’s declaration of seeing the Buddha arriving to receive and guide him. It is his confirmation of reaching Āmítuófó’s Pure Land.]

– Last Teaching Of The Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
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印光大师遗言
Great Master Yìnguāng’s Last Words  

一九四年十一月初三日,印光大师对真达老和尚及大众开示云:「净土法门,别无奇特。但要恳切至诚,无不蒙佛接引,带业往生。」

On the third day of the 11th lunar month of 1940, Great Master Yìnguāng (印光大师) to Elder Most Venerable Zhēndá (真达老和尚) and the great assembly said, ‘[The] Pure Dharma Door, [is] without [any] other unusual or special [requisite]. Only needing earnestness with utmost sincerity [in mindfulness of Āmítuófó name, with which there is] none not receiving [the] Buddha’s reception [and] guidance, [to] bring [one’s negative] karma [to be] reborn [in his Pure Land].’「净土法门,别无奇特。但要恳切至诚,无不蒙佛接引,带业往生。」

初四日早一时三十分,由床上起坐云:「念佛见佛,决定生西。」言讫,即大声念佛。

On the fourth day, at 1.30 am, from his bed rising and seated, he said, ‘[With] mindfulness [of] Buddha [and] seeing [the] Buddha, [one will] definitely [be] born in his West[ern Pure Land].’「念佛见佛,决定生西。」With these words finished, he immediately recited Āmítuófó name aloud.

二时二十五分,大师坐床边索水洗手毕,起立说:「蒙阿弥陀佛接引,我要去了,大家要念佛、要发愿、要生西方。」

At 2.25 am, Great Master, sitting by his bed, after asking for water and washing his hands, stood and said, ‘Receiving Āmítuófó’s reception [and] guidance, I am departing now. Everyone must [be] mindful [of] Buddha, must give rise [to sincere] Aspiration, [and] must [be] born [in his] Western [Pure Land].’「蒙阿弥陀佛接引,我要去了,大家要念佛、要发愿、要生西方。」  

三时许,妙真和尚至,大师吩咐云:「你要维持道场,你要弘扬净土,不要学大派头。」

At 3 am or so, when Most Venerable Miàozhēn (妙真和尚) arrived, Great Master instructed, ‘You must maintain [this] place (i.e. Língyánshān Monastery: 灵岩山寺) [for practice of the] path. You must propagate [the] Pure Land [path. You] must not learn [to be like those] greatly [extravagant in] manner.’「你要维持道场,你要弘扬净土,不要学大派头。」

自后即不再言语,只唇动念佛而已。延至五时,如入禅定,笑容宛然,在大众念佛声中,安祥示寂。

Afterwards, not again speaking, only with lips moving with mindfulness of Buddha. Extending to 5 am, like entering meditative concentration, as if with a smile, within the great assembly’s voices with mindfulness of Buddha, he serenely manifested passing.

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