Translations

[48] Why All Should Practise Niànfó Diligently Now? 为何应当现在精进念佛?

问:十念一念并得生,何须七日?

Question: [If] ten mindful [recitations or] one mindful [recitation] both attain birth [in Āmítuófó’s Pure Land], why [is there] need [for one to] seven days [of mindful recitations, as taught in the Amitābha Sūtra]?  

答:若无平时七日功夫,安有临终十念一念?

Answer: If without normal times’ seven days’ efforts [or skills of Practice], how can [there] be, when approaching [the] end [of life], ten mindful [recitations or] one mindful [recitation]?

纵下下品逆恶之人,并是夙因成熟,故感临终遇善友,闻便信愿。

Even for [the] lowest [of the] low grade’s people [with] heinous evils, [they also are [with] previous causes’ ripening, thus inducing, [when] approaching [the] end [of life, the] meeting [of] good [spiritual] friends, to hear [and] thus [give rise to] Faith [and] Aspiration [for Practice].

此事万中无一,岂可侥幸。

[As] these matters, within ten thousand [people, is] without one, how can [there be] taking of chances?

《净土或问》斥此最详,今人不可不读。

[As] ‘Doubts [And] Questions [On] Pure Land’ reproves this most detailedly, today’s people must not not read [it]. 

– 净土宗九祖澫益大师
《佛说阿弥陀经要解》

– Pure Land Tradition’s 9th Patriarch Great Master Ǒuyì
(Essential Explanation [Of The] Sūtra [In Which The] Buddha Speaks [Of] Amitā[bha] Buddha)

Namo Amituofo: Translation by Shen Shi’an

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