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Homage to Great Power Arrived Bodhisattva 南无大势至菩萨

今天农历七月十三日是大势至菩萨的圣诞。
南无大势至菩萨。

Today, the 13th day of the 7th lunar month
is Great Power Arrived Bodhisattva’s sacred birthday.
Homage to Great Power Arrived Bodhisattva.

我本因地,以念佛心,入无生忍。

I, [when on the] fundamental causal ground,
with [my] mind [being] mindful [of Amitā(bha)] Buddha,
entered [the] Patience [of] Non-Birth.


今于此界,摄念佛人,归于净土。

Now in this world,
[I] gather those mindful [of the] Buddha,
[for] return to [his] Pure Land.

佛问圆通,我无选择,都摄六根,

[Śākyamuni] Buddha asked [about] perfect penetration
[for Buddhahood, and] I [have] no [other] choice,
[than to] gather [in the] six [sense] roots,


净念相继,得三摩地,斯为第一。

[with] pure mindfulness [of the Buddha in] continuous succession,
[to] attain Samādhi,
[as] this is [the] foremost [method].

《大佛顶首楞严经大势至菩萨念佛圆通章》
[The] Great Buddha Crown’s Śūraṅgama Sūtra’s Section
[On] Great Power Arrived [Mahāsthāmaprāpta] Bodhisattva’s
Perfect Penetration [With] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha

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https://thedailyenlightenment.com/2013/10/mindfulness-of-buddha-card

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