Translations

What Is The One Method To Enter All Dharma Doors? 何为入诸法门之一法?

入道多门,唯人志趣,了无一定之法。

[To] enter [the] path [to Buddhahood, there are] many [Dharma] doors, only [with the] person’s inclination [and] interest, [is it] without one fixed method.

其一定者,曰诚,曰恭敬。

That one fixed [method to enter all Dharma doors, is] called sincerity, [also] called reverence.

此二事虽尽未来际诸佛出世,皆不能易也。

[Of] these two matters, even if exhausting [the] future’s limit, all Buddhas [who] arise [in the] world, [are] all not able [to] change [them].

而吾人以博地凡夫,欲顿消业累,速证无生,不致力于此,譬如木无根而欲茂,鸟无翼而欲飞,其可得乎。

Yet we, as [spiritually] barren ground’s ordinary beings, desiring [to] suddenly eradicate [all] karmic burdens, [to] swiftly realise non-birth, [if] not devoting efforts on them, for example, [are like] trees without roots, yet desiring [to be] lush, birds without wings, yet desiring [to] fly. [How] can that [be] attained?

净土宗十三祖印光大师
(复弘一师书一)
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
First reply letter to Master Hóngyī

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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