How To Self-Strengthen Unceasingly? 如何自强不息?


Your distinguished self [is] just [at the] prime of life, furthermore having great aspiration, able to self-examine, [and] self-blame [for] that transgressed.


If able [to] self-strengthen [to strive] unceasingly, thus [will your] birth [to] enter [the Pure] Land of noble sages, [at the] end [of this life] ascending [on the] Thus Come [One’s] border region, able [to be] determined [as] definite.


Do not with little attained as enough, [and] do not with little transgressions as without obstacles.


Do not with self-nature [Ā]mítuó[fó] as ultimate [refuge], and not [be] mindful [of the] Western [Pure Land’s Ā]mítuó[fó].


Do not only pray [to the] Buddha [to] secretly bless [you], and not personally with that connection to [the] Buddha’s mind within, earnestly [be] with practice.

Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Reply Letter To Layperson Zhuōrén)

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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