Translations

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

Written by Purelanders

令慈既多年茹素,虔奉观音,尤当以净土法门,常为劝导。

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].

俾得信愿行,一一圆具,则他年寿尽,便预莲池海会,与弥陀观音,常相晤对。

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.

此之一著,乃究竟荣亲报亲之道。

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

阁下既有信心,固宜于此致力。

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

余者皆世谛中事,究于亲身心性命,无甚关系也。

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

成就亲生净土,即成就亲作佛也。

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

亲若作佛,己必蒙其摄受。

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

净土宗十三祖印光大师
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(复周霁光书)
(Reply Letter To Zhōu Jìguāng)

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

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