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Record Of Zhāng Shànhé’s Rebirth 张善和往生记

唐·张善和
Táng · Zhāng Shànhé

张善和。也是唐朝人,以杀牛为业。

Also from the Tāng Dynasty, Zhāng Shànhé, was with killing of cows as his livelihood.

临命终时,看见数十头牛,作人的声音说:‘你杀我。’

When approaching the end of life, he saw tens of cows, with a human voice saying, ‘You killed me!’

张善和告诉他的妻子:‘赶快迎请僧人为我念佛。’

He told his wife, ‘Quickly invite a monastic to be mindful of Buddha [by reciting Āmítuófó’s name] for me.’

僧人来到后,对张善和说:‘佛经上说,若有众生作不善业,应堕恶道,如果能以至诚心具足十念称念阿弥陀佛的人,则能除灭八十亿劫生死之罪,即得往生极乐世界。’

After the monastic arrived, he told him, ‘A Buddhist sūtra said, if there are sentient beings who have created karma that is not good, and should fall into the evil realms, those able to, with the utmost sincere mind, complete ten [thoughts] of mindfulness of Āmítuófó, this thus will be able to eradicate eighty koṭis of kalpas of transgressions of birth and death [with each moment of mindfulness], to immediately attain rebirth in the Land Of Ultimate Bliss.’

张善和说:‘地狱已经快到了,来不及拿香炉了!’

Zhāng Shànhé said, ‘Hell is coming soon. There is not enough time to bring the censer [for offering incense]!’

说著即以左手举火,右手拈香,向著西方大声念佛。

Saying so, immediately with his left hand lighting fire, and his right hand burning incense, towards the West, he loudly recited Āmítuófó’s name.

还念不到十声,张善和急速地说:‘佛来了!已给我莲华宝座。’ 才一说完就往生了。(佛祖统纪)

Yet to recite up to ten times, he hurriedly said, ‘Āmítuófó has come! He has already given me my treasure lotus seat.’ Right after finishing saying of this, he departed to be reborn in Āmítuófó’s Pure Land. (Buddhist Patriarchs’ Gathered Records)

净土圣贤录:往生杂流第八
Record [Of] Pure Land Sages: Eighth [Section On] Miscellaneous Rebirths
彭希涑撰
Compiled by Péng Xīsù

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

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1 Comment

  • Ah! What I blessing to hear the holy name of the Buddha.
    Those who entrust themselves to his vows and his mindful of him will not come to ruin.

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