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Verses On Classification Of Teachings 判教偈

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判教偈
Verses On Classification Of Teachings

通途法门
圣道门
唯依自力
难行道

[The] Common Dharma Doors[1]
are [the] Noble Path’s Doors[2]
[that] only rely [upon] Self-Power[3]
then [as] Difficult Practice Paths[4]

特别法门
净土门
自加他力
易行道

[The] Special Dharma Door[1]
is [the] Pure Land Door[2]
[that relies upon] Self-Power
added [to] Other-Power[3]

then [as the] Easy Practice Path[4]

Notes:

[1]

The ‘Common Dharma Doors’ (通途法门)
and ‘Special Dharma Door’ (特别法门)
were as classified by
Great Master Yìnguāng (印光大师) [1862-1940]
to highlight Pure Land practice’s
ultimately special nature.

[2]

The ‘Noble Path Doors’ (圣道门)
and ‘Pure Land Door’ (净土门)
were as classified by
Great Master Dàochuò (道绰大师) [562-645]
to highlight Pure Land practice’s
ultimately pure nature.

[3]

‘Self-Power’ (自力)
and ‘Other-Power’ (他力)
were as classified by
Great Master Tánluán (昙鸾大师) [476-572]
to highlight Pure Land practice’s
ultimately empowered nature.

[4]

The ‘Difficult Practice Paths’ (难行道)
and ‘Easy Practice Path‘ (易行道)
were as classified by
Nāgārjuna Bodhisattva (龙树菩萨) [150-250]
to highlight Pure Land practice’s
ultimately easiest nature.

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