Translations

Āmítuófó Is The Dharma From The Fruit Of Buddhahood 阿弥陀佛即佛果之法

[解]: 故一声阿弥陀佛,即释迦本师于五浊恶世,所得之阿耨多罗三藐三菩提法。

[Explanation]: Thus, [this] one recitation [of] Āmítuófó (阿弥陀佛), is the same as that [which our] fundamental teacher Śākyamuni [Buddha] attained during [this] Evil Period [of the] Five Defilements – of Anuttarā Samyak Saṃbodhi’s Dharma.

今以此果觉,全体授与浊恶众生,乃诸佛所行境界,唯佛与佛能究尽,非九界自力所能信解也。

Now with this fruit [of] awakening, entirely conferred [to] defiled [and] evil sentient beings, [it is] thus that [of] all Buddhas’ practised [and realised] state, [that] only Buddhas with Buddhas [are] able [to] understand completely, not [with the] Nine [Dharma] Realms’ [beings’ limited] Self-power that [is] able [to] believe [and] understand [fully].

诸众生,别指五浊恶人。

All sentient beings, separately point [to] evil persons [with the] Five Defilements.

一切世间,通指四土器世间,九界有情世间也。

All in [the] world, commonly points [to the] Four Lands’ material worlds [(with sentient beings), of the Land Of The Noble And Ordinary Dwelling Together (凡圣同居土), Land Of Expedience With Remainder (方便有余土), Land Of True Reward’s Adornment (实报庄严土) and Land Of Eternally Still Light (常寂光土), and the] Nine Realms’ sentient worlds [of (non-Buddhas, who are) hell-beings, hungry ghosts, animals, humans, asuras, gods, Arhats, Pratyekabuddhas and Bodhisattvas]. [See Note on Four Lands]

丁二、教主结叹

D2: Founding Teacher’s Conclusive Praise

[解]: 前劝信流通是诸佛付嘱(zhǔ),此本师付嘱。

[Explanation]: Before, [the] encouragement [of] Faith’s transmission was all Buddhas’ entrustment, [and] here [is our] fundamental teacher’s entrustment.

嘱语略别从通,但云‘一切世间’,犹前诸佛所云‘汝等众生’,当知文殊、迦叶等,皆在所嘱也。

[The] words [of] exhortation omitted [the] separate to join [all] commonly, only saying, ‘all [in this] world’. [This is] like before, when all Buddhas said, ‘You [and] other sentient beings’. [It] should [be] known [that] Mañjuśrī [Bodhisattva, Mahā]kāśyapa [the Arhat, and] others, [are] all who [were] exhorted.

– 净土宗九祖藕益大师
《佛说阿弥陀经要解》

– Pure Land Tradition’s 9th Patriarch Great Master Ǒuyì
(Essential Explanation [Of The] Sūtra [In Which The] Buddha Speaks [Of] Amitā[bha] Buddha)

[Note:

四土 | Four Lands:

All Four Lands can be separate in various defiled lands and Pure Lands. However, a set of them are interconnected for interaction with various beings in Āmítuófó’s Pure Land, though how fully they are experienced by each being is according to one’s spiritual state. (As Pure Land ‘radiates’ from the ‘centre’, to spiritually advance towards it is to advance towards Buddhahood.)

[i] 凡圣同居土
Land Of The Noble And Ordinary Dwelling Together (for ordinary beings)

This Sahā World, although a defiled land, also can have a Buddha, Bodhisattvas, Arhats and ordinary beings dwelling together. However, as they have different spiritual attainments, how they experience it differs greatly. Āmítuófó’s Pure Land has this function too. Unenlightened beings who carry their negative karma to be reborn there are all born here, where they can also meet and dwell with the Buddha, Bodhisattvas and Arhats, in a common but pure environment.

[ii] 方便有余土
Land Of Expedience With Remainder (for Arhats)

As experienced by Arhats, having severed confused views and thoughts (断见思), but yet to break ignorance (破无明) completely.

[iii] 实报庄严土
Land Of True Reward’s Adornment (for Bodhisattvas)

As experienced by enlightened Bodhisattvas, including those of highest three grades of birth, who will swiftly realise Non-Birth, and enter the next land.

[iv] 常寂光土
Land Of Eternally Still Light (for Buddhas)

As experienced by Buddhas, with Buddha-Nature (佛性); Original Nature (本性); Principle-Nature (理性); or True Thusness (真如) realised, as the cause of full awakening.]

相关要解:
Related Explanation:

如何以念佛转五浊成五清?
How To Transform The Five Defilements To Five Purities With Nianfo?
https://purelanders.com/2017/05/08/how-to-transform-the-five-defilements-to-five-purities-with-nianfo
(The above explanation fits between Parts 1 and 2 in this link)

Namo Amituofo : Translation and note by Shen Shi’an

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