Translations

The Noble Eightfold Path In Pure Land 净土之八正道

「八圣道分」 ,亦名八正道分:

[The] ‘Eightfold Noble Path Factors’, [are] also named [the] ‘Eightfold Right Path Factors’.

[Note 1: See ‘Related Article’ below on how the Noble Eightfold Path (八正道) is connected to the Main Pure Land practice (净土正行).

修无漏行观,见四谛分明,名正见;

[1] Cultivating practices [of] contemplation without outflows, seeing [the] Four [Noble] Truths clearly, [is] named ‘Right View’.

以无漏心相应思惟,动发觉知筹量,为令增长,入大涅槃,名正思惟;

[2] With mind without outflows corresponding [to] thought, arousing awareness [and] knowing, planning [and] preparing, for enabling [it to] increase, [to] enter Great Nirvāṇa, [is] named ‘Right Thought’.

以无漏慧除四邪命,摄诸口业,住一切正语中,名正语;

[3] With wisdom without outflows eradicating [the] Four Evil Livelihoods, gathering all verbal karma, abiding [in] all Right Speech within, [is] named ‘Right Speech’.

[Note 2:

Four Evil Livelihoods (四邪命):


(1) (Canvassing In Four) Directions (For) Rations (方口食): Flattering the tyrannical and powerful
(2) (Looking At Four) Directions (For) Rations (维口食): Looking at forms to tell fortunes (with divination), and at terrain to give geomantic advice
(3) Looking Up (For) Rations (仰口食): Looking up at celestial phenomena for speculation on various matters
(4) (Going) Down (For) Rations (下口食): Going down to plant in fields (and sell agricultural produce, or to mix medicines and see patients)

As these kinds of livelihoods often create much Negative Karma (恶业) by Evil Speech (恶语) of False Speech (妄语) instead of True Speech (真实语), Frivolous Speech (绮语) instead of Right (And) Direct Speech (正直语), Double-Tongued (Speech) (两舌) instead of Harmonious Speech (和合语), and Harsh Speech (恶口) instead of Gentle (And) Soft Speech (柔软语).]

以无漏慧除身一切邪业,住清净正身业中,名正业;

[4] With wisdom without outflows eradicating [the] body [of] all Evil Karmas, abiding [in] pure [and] Right Bodily Karma within, [is] named ‘Right Karma’ [i.e. Action].

以无漏慧通除三业中五种邪命,住清净正命中,名正命;

[5] With wisdom without outflows completely eradicating [the] Three Karmas within [of] five kinds [of] Evil Livelihoods, abiding [in] pure [and] Right Livelihood, [is] named ‘Right Livelihood’.

[Note 3:

Three Karmas (三业):

(1) Body (Physical) Karma (身业)
(2) Speech (Verbal) Karma (口业)
(3) Mind (Mental) Karma (意业)]

(五邪命皆为利养:

([The] Five Evil Livelihoods [are] all for wealth [and] benefits.

一、诈现异相奇特;

First,  pretending [with] odd appearances [that are] unusual.

二、自说功德;

Second, speaking [of] oneself’s meritorious virtues.

三、 占相吉凶,为人说法;

Third, divining appearances [on the] auspicious [and] inauspicious, for people speaking [the] ‘Dharma’.

四、高声现威,令人敬畏;

Fourth, loudly [speaking to] appear powerful, [to] enable people [to] revere [and] fear.

五、说所得供养,以动人心。)

Fifth, speaking [of] that attained offerings, to move people’s hearts.)  

以无漏慧相应,勤精进修涅槃道,名正精进;

[6] With wisdom without outflows corresponding, constantly [and] diligently cultivating Nirvāṇa’s path, [is] named ‘Right Diligence’.

以无漏慧相应,念正道及助道法,名正念;

[7] With wisdom without outflows corresponding, mindful [of the] Right Path and Path Supportive Dharma, [is] named ‘Right Mindfulness’.

以无漏慧相应入定,名正定。

[8] With wisdom without outflows corresponding [to] enter concentration, is named ‘Right Concentration’.  

– 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)

Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an

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