Translations

Why Sincerity & Response Lack During Nianfo 为何念佛不恳切而无感应

‘念佛时,毫无感应,
系不知佛力,心不恳切。
不知佛力,由未深研净土经论故也。’

‘When mindful of [Amitabha] Buddha[‘s name – “Amituofo”],
[yet] without the least response [i.e. sympathetic resonance],
this is all from not knowing the Buddha’s power,
[thus with the] mind not sincere [enough].
Not knowing the Buddha’s power,
is thus due to yet to deeply study the Pure Land sutras and commentaries.’

– 净土宗十三祖印光大师
复刘观善居士书一

– Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yinguang
First reply letter to Layman Liu Guanshan

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