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Record Of Jīnshì’s Rebirth 金奭往生记

·金奭
Sòng · Jīnshì

金奭。不清楚他的出身,以捕鱼为业。

With birth details unclear, Jīnshì was with catching of fish as his livelihood.

后来改行,并断绝荤腥血肉之食,每天持念佛名万声从不中断。

Later, he changed his livelihood, and severed eating of meat and fish, every day upholding mindfulness of Buddha’s name for ten thousand times, without breaking off.

有一天,金奭忽然告诉家人说:‘我看见阿弥陀佛与观世音、大势至菩萨都来了!我将要往生极乐净土!’

One day, Jīnshì suddenly told his family members, ‘I see Amitā[bha] Buddha, Contemplator Of The World’s Sounds Bodhisattva and Great Power Arrived Bodhisattva have all come! I am going to be reborn in the Pure Land Of Ultimate Bliss!’

隔天,又说:‘有金色莲华来迎接我。’

The next day, again he said, ‘There is a golden lotus flower that has come to receive and guide me.’

然后烧香供佛,安详地坐著,以双手结印而往生。

Thereupon burning incense to offer to Buddha, he sat serenely, with both hands in the Samādhi Mudra, departed to be reborn [in Amitā(bha) Buddha’s Pure Land]

此时,天乐鸣空异香满室,过了一整天都尚未散去。此事发生于北宋徽宗政和六年(西元一一一六年)。(净土文)

At this very moment, heavenly music sounded in the air, as extraordinary fragrance filled the room, passing one entire day, still not dispersing. This matter happened in the Northern Sòng Huīzōng Zhènghé County’s sixth year. (1116 C.E.) (Pure Land Text)  

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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