How To Honour & Repay Parents’ Kindness? 何为荣亲报亲之道?


Your esteemed Mother, since [for] many years, [has been] eating [as a] veg[etari]an, devotedly making offerings [to] Guānyīn [Bodhisattva, she] should particularly, with [the] Pure Land Dharma Door, be constantly advised [and] guided [with mindfulness of Āmítuófó or Guānyīn Bodhisattva].


Enabling [her to] attain Faith, Aspiration [and] Practice, [with] each and every one completely equipped, thus [when] her life’s years end, [she will] then advance [to the] lotus pond’s ocean-like assembly, with Āmítuófó [and] Guānyīn [Bodhisattva], often meeting [and] conversing with one another.


Of this one method then, [it is the] actual path of honouring [your] parents, [and for] repaying [the kindness of your] parents.


Your distinguished self, since having Faith, of course should for this [matter] devote your efforts.


All other matters [are] within worldly [i.e. relative] truths, after all, with regards to [your] parents’ physical [and] spiritual lives, without any relation.


Accomplishing [your] parents’ births [in] Pure Land, is [to] accomplish [your] parents [to] become Buddhas.


[Your] parents, if becoming Buddhas, [you] yourself will receive their gathering [and] receiving, [to reach Pure Land too].

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

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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