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Clear Statement At ‘Foot Of Incense’ Studio 尺香斋白词

今天农历十二月十七日是净土宗十二祖彻悟大师的往西日。南无阿弥陀佛。

Today, the 17th day of the 12th lunar month, is the day of rebirth in Pure Land for the Pure Land Tradition’s 12th Patriarch Great Master Chèwù. Námó Āmítuófó.

尺香斋白词
Clear Statement At ‘Foot Of Incense’ Studio

死生事大,
   来日无多。
道业未成,
   实深惭惧。

With death and birth as a matter great,
yet coming days are not many.
As the path’s practice is yet accomplished,
am truly and deeply ashamed with dread.

尊客相看,
   午后炷香。
非敢轻疏,
   幸垂监恕。

May honoured guests take a good look,
at this afternoon’s stick of incense.
Not daring to lightly neglect it,
trusting you to be so kind to inspect it, and to forgive me.

净土宗十二祖彻悟大师
《彻悟大师遗集》

Pure Land Tradition’s 12th Patriarch Great Master Chèwù
(Great Master Chèwù’s Bequeathed Collection)

大师以此反省激励自己的净业,
处理事务时,以尺香时间为限。

With this, Great Master reflected,
and motivated his own Pure Land practice,
when handling each task, using a foot of incense’s time as the limit.

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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