Quotes

We Are Already Late!

沉沉以思,吾人共生五浊,
苦多乐少,寿短业长。
纵使今朝成佛去,
乐邦教主已嫌迟。
安得不火急修持,
宴然自安乎?

– 虚云老和尚

Deeply consider thus, that we together are born within this [period of] Five Defilements [of the kalpa, with (wrong) views, afflictions, sentient beings and (short) lifespans], with much suffering and little joy, with short lifespans and much negative karma. Even if now going there to accomplish Buddhahood, the founder of the [Pure] Land Of Ultimate Bliss [i.e. Amitābha Buddha: Āmítuófó] already sees it to be late [as it should have been sooner]. How can we attain birth there if we do not urgently cultivate upholding [of Āmítuófó’s name], by ‘resting’ [lazily] like this, with self-assumed ‘peace’?

– Venerable Elder Xūyún

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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