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Reverse Hearing To Hear Self-Nature 反闻闻自性

今天农历九月十九日是观世音菩萨的出家日
南无大慈大悲观世音菩萨

Today, the 19th day of the 9th lunar month
is Guānshìyīn Bodhisattva’s Renunciation Day.

Homage To Guānshìyīn Bodhisattva
Of Great Loving-kindness And Great Compassion.

      反闻闻自性, 
     性成无上道… 
     观世音为最… 
     方便易成就… 

– 文殊师利菩萨
《楞严经》

Reversing hearing [to] hear self-nature,
[this] nature accomplishes [the] unsurpassable path…
[This perfect penetration of]
Contemplator [Of The] World’s Sounds [Bodhisattva
is] as [the] foremost…
skilful means [for] easy accomplishment [of Buddhahood]…

– Mañjuśrī Bodhisattva
(Śūraṅgama Sūtra)

念闻偈    

自念自闻,
阿弥陀佛,
感应弥陀,
自性弥陀。

Verse On Reciting & Hearing

Self-reciting [and] self-hearing
[the name of] Āmítuófó,
[attains] connection [for] response [from] Āmítuófó,
[and connection to] self-nature’s Āmítuófó.

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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