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Be Mindful Of Buddha With Certain Faith And Sincere Aspiration 决信切愿念佛

决信切愿念佛
Be Mindful Of Buddha With Certain Faith And Sincere Aspiration

若欲速脱轮回之苦,莫如持名念佛,求生极乐世界;

If desiring quick liberation [from the] suffering of rebirth, nothing is better than upholding [the] name [to be] mindful [of] Buddha, [to] seek birth [in his] Land [Of] Ultimate Bliss.

若欲决定得生极乐世界,又莫如以信为前导,愿为后鞭。

If desiring quick liberation [from the] suffering of rebirth, nothing is better than upholding [the] name [to be] mindful [of] Buddha, [to] seek birth [in his] Land [Of] Ultimate Bliss.

信得决,愿得切,虽散心念佛,亦必往生;

[With] Faith attaining certainty, [and] Aspiration attaining sincerity, although scatter-mindedly mindful [of] Buddha, [this] also definitely [attains] rebirth.

[Note: The urgent practical emphasis should be on having deep unshakeable Faith with sincere Aspiration, as expressed in mindfulness of the Buddha’s name; not on great concentration, as often mistaken.]

信不真,愿不猛,虽一心不乱,亦不得往生。

[With] Faith not true, [and] Aspiration not intense, although single-minded [and] not scattered, [this] also [does] not attain rebirth.

净土宗九祖蕅益大师
Pure Land Tradition’s 9th Patriarch Great Master Ǒuyì
《灵峰宗论》
(Spirit Peak Tradition’s Treatise)

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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