Quotes

Verses On Cessation & Contemplation 止观偈

‘止观在净土法门当中,也是巧妙具足。
能够执持名号,没有其他的妄想杂念,这就是止。 
能够把这句佛号,听得清清楚楚、了了分明,这就是观。’

– 大安法师

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修止偈

Verse On Cultivation Of Cessation

信愿持名,
阿弥陀佛,
无妄杂念,
即是修止。

[With] Faith [and] Aspiration upholding [the] name
[of] Āmítuófó [Amitā(bha) Buddha],
without false [or] stray thoughts,
[this] is cultivation [of] cessation
[i.e. Śamatha meditation,
with the subject (of and) for ultimate calmness and meritorious virtues].

修观偈
Verse On Cultivation Of Contemplation

亦闻所持,
阿弥陀佛,
清楚分明,
即是修观。

Also listening [to the] upheld [name]
[of] Āmítuófó [Amitā(bha) Buddha],
[with] clarity distinct, [from word to word],
[this] is cultivation [of] contemplation
[i.e. Vipaśyanā (Vipassanā) meditation,
with the subject (of and) for ultimate clarity and meritorious virtues].

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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