Translations

Why Urge Family Members To Be Mindful Of Buddha Too? 为何劝家人平时也念佛?

平素不念佛人,临终善友开示,大家助念,亦可往生。

[Even] people usually not mindful [of Amitā(bha)] Buddha[‘s name: ‘Āmítuófó’, when] approaching [the] end [of life, with a] good friend offering guidance [to give rise to profound Faith and sincere Aspiration, and] everyone [in the family offering] support-chanting, likewise [are] able [to be] reborn [in Āmítuófó’s Pure Land].

常念佛人,临终若被无知眷属,预为揩身换衣,及问诸事与哭泣等。由此因缘,破坏正念,遂难往生。

People often mindful [of] Buddha, [when] approaching [the] end [of life], if by ignorant family members, in advance for [them] cleaning [their] bodies, changing clothes, and [with] asking [of] all [kinds of] matters, with crying [and] others, due [to] these causes [and] conditions, destroys [their] right mindfulness, thereupon [making it] difficult [to be] reborn [in Pure Land].

以故念佛之人,必须令家中眷属平时皆念。

Therefore, people mindful [of] Buddha, must enable family members within [the] family [to, in] usual times, all [be] mindful [of Buddha too].

则自己临终,彼等均能助念。

Thus, [when] oneself [is] approaching [the] end [of life], they [and] others all [will be] able [to practise] support-chanting [for oneself then, and for others in the family later].

又因常说临终助念之利益,及瞎张罗哭泣之祸害。便不至以孝心而致亲仍受生死之大苦。

Also, due [to] often speaking of [the] benefits [of] support-chanting [when] approaching [the] end [of life], and of [the] harms [of] blindly planning, preparing [and] crying, then not going so far [as to], with [the] filial heart, yet causing relatives [to] still receive [the] great suffering [of] birth [and] death.

乃得即生西方之大益也。

[This] then attains [the] great benefit [of having] immediate birth [in the] Western [Pure Land Of Ultimate Bliss].

净土宗十三祖印光大师
(一切念佛人往生及不往生之证据)
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Proof Of All People Mindful [Of] Buddha [Being] Reborn And Not Reborn)

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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