Translations

How To See Sickness As Medicine Now? 如何即病为药?

居尘学道,即俗修真。

Residing [in this world of] dust [to] learn [the] path, is [to, within the] secular cultivate [the] true.

乃达人名士,及愚夫愚妇,皆所能为。

Indeed, [of] experts, worthy ones, foolish men and foolish women, all [are] able to do that.

勉力修持,以在家种种系累,当作当头棒喝。

Exerting efforts [to] cultivate upholding [of the Buddha’s name], with householders’ many kinds [of] encumbrances [i.e. ties and strains], regarded as, right above the head, [a] strike [and] shout [to awaken].

长时生此厌离之心,庶长时长其欣乐之志。

[Over a] long time, give rise [to] this mind of revulsion, [to] depart [from this Sahā World], so that [over a] long time, [you will also] grow [in] this aspiration of rejoice, [for reaching the Land Of Ultimate Bliss].

即病为药,即塞成通。

Immediately [have] sickness [regarded] as medicine, [and] immediately [will] blockages become unobstructed.

上不失高堂之欢,下不失私室之依。

Above not losing [the] joy of [your] parents, below not losing [the] reliance of [your] wife [or husband].

而且令一切人同因见闻,增长净信。何乐如之。

Furthermore, enabling all people together, due [to the Dharma] seen [and] heard, increase [in] pure faith, of what joy [is] like [this here]?

净土宗十三祖印光大师
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
复周群铮居士书五
Fifth Reply Letter To Layperson Zhōu Qúnzhēng

Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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