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Repentance Master Cíyún’s Pure Land Verses (Short Pure Land Verses) 慈云忏主净土文 (小净土文)

慈云忏主净土文
Repentance Master Cíyún’s Pure Land Verses
(小净土文)

(Short Pure Land Verses)

一心皈命,
极乐世界,
阿弥陀佛。

Wholeheartedly, I take refuge for life
in the Land Of Ultimate Bliss’
Amitā[bha] Buddha.

愿以净光照我,
慈誓摄我。

May his pure light shine upon me,
and his kind vows embrace me.

我今正念,
称如来名,
为菩提道,
求生净土。

I, now, with right mindfulness,
recite the Thus Come One’s name,
for the bodhi path,
seek birth in his Pure Land.

佛昔本誓,
若有众生,
欲生我国,
至心信乐,
乃至十念。
若不生者,
不取正觉。

The Buddha’s ancient fundamental vow states:
‘If there are sentient beings,
who desire birth in my land,
with utmost sincere hearts of joyful faith,
even with ten mindful thoughts,
should not be born there,
I shall not attain right awakening.’

以此念佛因缘,
得入如来大誓海中。

With this cause and condition for mindfulness of Buddha,
may I attain entry into the Thus Come One’s great ocean of vows.

承佛慈力,
众罪消灭,
善根增长。

Receiving the Buddha’s power of loving-kindness,
may my many transgressions be eradicated,
and good roots grow.

若临命终,
自知时至,
身无病苦,
心不贪恋,
意不颠倒,
如入禅定。

If, when approaching the end of life,
may I personally know the time of arrival,
my body be without suffering from sickness,
my mind be without attachment,
my thoughts be without inversion,
as if entering meditative concentration.

佛及圣众,
手执金台,
来迎接我。

May the Buddha and his noble assembly,
with his hand carrying a golden lotus dais,
come to receive me.

于一念顷,
生极乐国。

Within one moment of mindfulness,
may I be born in the Land Of Ultimate Bliss.

花开见佛,
即闻佛乘,
顿开佛慧,
广渡众生,
满菩提愿。

When the flower blossoms, I shall see the Buddha,
immediately hear of the Buddha vehicle,
swiftly awaken to the Buddhas’ wisdom,
and widely deliver sentient beings,
to fulfil the bodhi vow.

十方三世一切佛,
一切菩萨摩诃萨,
摩诃般若波罗蜜。

[Homage to] all Buddhas of the ten directions and three periods.
[Homage to] all Bodhisattva-Mahāsattvas.
[Homage to] Mahā-Prajñāpāramitā.

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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