What Is Aspiration?

‘云何为愿?一切时中,厌恶娑婆生死之苦,欣慕净土菩提之乐。随有所作,若善若恶,善则回向求生,恶则忏愿求生。更无二志,是名为愿。’ – 净土宗九祖藕益大师

‘What is Aspiration [or Vow]? At all times, loathe the suffering of birth and death in this Sahā World, rejoice in and yearn for the bliss of enlightenment in [Āmítuófó’s] Pure Land. Following all that is done, be it good or evil, for the good, thus dedicate it to seek birth in Pure Land, for the evil, thus repent it and vow to seek birth in Pure Land. Furthermore, without a second ambition, this is named Aspiration.’ – The Pure Land Tradition’s 9th Patriarch Great Master Ǒuyì

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