Translations

How To Increase Blessings & Wisdom 如何增长福慧

吾常谓欲得佛法实益,须向恭敬中求。

We always say, that desiring to attain the true benefits of the Buddha’s teachings, we must with reverent respect seek them.

有一分恭敬,则消一分罪业,增一分福慧。

Having one part of reverent respect, thus eradicates one part of transgressive karma, and increases one part of blessings and wisdom.

有十分恭敬,则消十分罪业,增十分福慧。

Having ten parts of reverent respect, thus eradicates ten parts of transgressive karma, and increases ten parts of blessings and wisdom.

若或了无恭敬,则虽种远因,而亵慢之罪,有不堪设想者矣。

If perhaps without any reverent respect, thus although planting a distant cause [for increasing blessings and wisdom later], yet, with the transgression of irreverence [or slighting], there is that which is unthinkable [i.e. too horrible to contemplate]. 

净土宗十三祖印光大师
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
与徐福贤女士书
Letter with Madam Xú Fúxián

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

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