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Self-Powered Mind-Only Practice Cannot Reach Pure Land 自力唯识行不生极乐 Verses On Self & Other-Power 自他偈

自他偈
Verses On Self & Other-Power

单以自力,
凡夫唯识,
非信愿行,
不生极乐。

Solely with Self-power, of an ordinary being’s mind-only, is not with Faith, Aspiration and Practice, thus without birth in the Pure Land Of Ultimate Bliss.

深信他力,
弥陀净识,
切愿生乐,
念佛行至。

With profound Faith in the Other-power, of Amitābha Buddha’s pure mind, and sincere Aspiration for birth in his Land Of Ultimate Bliss, mindfulness of Buddha’s name [Āmítuófó] as Practice will reach it.

Note: Thus, we should connect our limited Self-Power to Āmítuófó’s immeasurable Other-Power, and our defiled minds to his purified mind, with the Three Provisions.

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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