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[30] Thirtieth Chapter On Instructions And Exhortations One After Another (Of Immeasurable Life Sūtra)《无量寿经》重重诲勉第三十

重重诲勉第三十
Thirtieth [Chapter On] Instructions [And] Exhortations One After Another

佛告弥勒:「吾语汝等,是世五恶,勤苦若此。五痛五烧,展转相生。但作众恶,不修善本,皆悉自然入诸恶趣。或其今世先被殃病,求死不得,求生不得,罪恶所招,示众见之。身死随行,入三恶道。苦毒无量,自相燋然。

[The] Buddha told Maitreya, ‘[As] I [have] spoken [to] you [and] others, [these] are [the] world’s Five Evils, [with] toilsome suffering like these. [With the] Five Pains [and] Five Burnings, passing through many paths, [with] one another born. Only doing all evils, not cultivating good roots, all naturally enter all evil realms. Perhaps they [in] this life, [are] first by misfortunes [and] sicknesses [struck], seeking death [but] not attaining [it], seeking life [but] not attaining [it, by] transgressions’ evils that attracted [these], manifesting [for] all [to] see them. [With their] bodies’ deaths following, entering [the] three evil paths. [With] suffering’s poison immeasurable, [with] oneself’s form scorching [and] burning.

至其久后,共作怨结。从小微起,遂成大恶。皆由贪著财色,不能施惠。痴欲所迫,随心思想。烦恼结缚,无有解已。厚己诤利,无所省录。富贵荣华,当时快意。不能忍辱,不务修善。威势无几,随以磨灭。身坐劳苦,久后大剧。天道弛张,自然纠举。纲维罗网,上下相应。茕茕忪忪,当入其中。古今有是,痛哉可伤。」

Until long after, they together form enmity’s fetter. From [the] very small arising, thereupon becoming Great Evil. All due [to] greedy attachment [to] wealth [and] sex, not able [to] give [with] kindness. [By] deluded desires that compelled, according [with their] wishes [and] thinking. [By] afflictions fettered, not having liberation thereafter. Favouring oneself [with] disputes [for] gain, without any reflection [and] registration. [For] wealth [and] honour, glory [and] splendour, that moment’s pleasure. Not able [to be] patient, not striving [to] cultivate good. [With] power [and] influence not much, accordingly obliterated. [With the] body, because [of] toiling [with] suffering, long after [with] great severity. [The] heavenly path gathers [and] tightens, naturally inspects [and] exposes. [The] guiding principles [of its] all-directional net, [is with that] above [and] below corresponding. Alone, worried, terrified [and] uneasy, will [they] enter within it. Then [and] now having these, [how] painful [and] pitiable.’

佛语弥勒:「世间如是,佛皆哀之。以威神力,摧灭众恶,悉令就善。弃捐所思,奉持经戒。受行道法,无所违失。终得度世泥洹之道。」

[The] Buddha said [to] Maitreya, ‘[With the] world thus, [the] Buddhas all pity them. With majestic supernormal powers, destroying [and] eradicating all evils, all [are] enabled [to] go towards good. Throwing away all those [evil] thoughts, upholding [the] sūtras [and] precepts. Accepting [and] practising [the] path’s Dharma, without that violated [with] faults. [In the] end, attaining [the] path of deliverance [from the] world [to] Nirvāṇa.’

佛言:「汝今诸天人民,及后世人,得佛经语,当熟思之。能于其中端心正行。主上为善,率化其下。转相敕令,各自端守。尊圣敬善,仁慈博爱。佛语教诲,无敢亏负。当求度世,拔断生死众恶之本。当离三塗无量忧怖苦痛之道。

[The] Buddha said, ‘You now, all heavenly [and] human people, and later generations’ humans, [who] attain [the] Buddhas’ sūtras’ words, should carefully consider them. [Be] able [to], with them within, [with] upright minds [have] right practice. Lords above [should] do good, [to] lead [and] transform those below. [In] turn [with] one another instructed [and] enabled, [to] each personally [and] uprightly guard [it]. Honour [the] noble [and] revere [the] good, [with] benevolent loving-kindness [and] universal love. [Of the] Buddhas’ teachings [and] instructions, [do] not dare [to be] lacking [and] let [them] down. [You] should seek [to be] delivered [from the] world, uproot [and] sever [the] roots of births’ [and] deaths’ all evils. [You] should depart [from the] path of [the] three realms’ immeasurable worries [and] fears, suffering [and] pain.

汝等于是广植德本,布恩施惠,勿犯道禁。忍辱精进,一心智慧。转相教化,为德立善。正心正意,斋戒清净一日一夜,胜在无量寿国为善百岁。

You [and] others [should] thereupon extensively plant virtuous roots, give [with] kindness, [and] not violate [the] path’s prohibitions. [With] patience [and] diligence, wholeheartedly [cultivate] wisdom. [In] turn teaching [and] transforming one another, for virtues establishing good. [With] right minds [and] right thoughts, [upholding the] Purification Precepts purely, [for] one day [and] one night, [this is] superior [to], in Immeasurable Life [Buddha’s] Land, doing good [for a] hundred years.

所以者何?彼佛国土,无为自然,皆积众善,无毛发之恶。于此修善十日十夜,胜于他方诸佛国中为善千岁。

Why [is] that so? That Buddha land, [is] unconditioned [and] natural, [with] all accumulating all good, without [a] hair of evil. In this [world] cultivating good [for] ten days [and] ten nights, [this is] superior [to], in other directions’ all Buddha lands within doing good [for a] thousand years.

所以者何?他方佛国,为善者多,为恶者少,福德自然,无造恶之地。唯此间多恶,无有自然。勤苦求欲,转相欺殆。心劳形困,饮苦食毒。如是恶务,未尝宁息。

Why [is] that so? [The] other directions’ Buddha lands, [are with] those doing good many, those doing evil few, [with] blessed virtues natural, without ground of creating evil. Only this world [has] all evils, not having [that] natural. [With] toilsome suffering seeking [the] desired, [in] turn cheating [and] endangering one another. [With] minds weary [and] forms fatigued, drinking suffering [and] eating poison. Such evil activities, [have] not yet peacefully ceased.

吾哀汝等天人之类,苦心诲喻,教令修善。随宜开导,授与经法,莫不承用。在意所愿,皆令得道。

I, sympathising [with] you [and] other kinds of heavenly [and] human beings, painstakingly instruct [and] convince, teaching [to] enable cultivation [of] good. Accordingly [and] suitably, inspiring [and] guiding, [of] conferred sūtras’ Dharma, [with] none not continuing [to] use [them. With] that in mind [as] aspired, all [are] enabled [to] attain [the] path.

佛所游履国邑丘聚,靡不蒙化。天下和顺,日月清明。风雨以时,灾厉不起。国丰民安,兵戈无用。崇德兴仁,务修礼让。」

[At the] places Buddhas travel [and] tread, [of] capital cities [and] hill gatherings, none [do] not receive transformation. [With the] world harmonious [and] agreeable, [the] sun [and] moon [are] clear [and] bright. [With] winds [and] rains timely, disasters [and] epidemics [do] not arise. [With] countries abundant [and] people peaceful, soldiers’ halberds [are] without use. [With] reverence [of] virtues, flourishing [of] benevolence, [and] striving [to] cultivate courteous yielding.’

佛言:「我哀愍汝等诸天人民,甚于父母念子。今我于此世作佛,降化五恶,消除五痛、绝灭五烧。以善攻恶,拔生死之苦。令获五德,升无为之安。吾去世后,经道渐灭,人民谄伪,复为众恶。五烧五痛,还如前法。久后转剧,不可悉说。我但为汝略言之耳。」

[The] Buddha said, ‘I sympathise [with] you [and] all other heavenly [and] human people, more than fathers [and] mothers mindful [of their] children. Now, I in this world, [have] become [a] Buddha, [to] subdue [and] transform [the] Five Evils, eradicate [the] Five Pains, [and] extinguish [the] Five Burnings. With good attacking evil, uprooting [the] suffering of birth [and] death. Enabling obtaining [of the] Five Virtues, [to] rise [to] unconditioned peace. After I depart [from this] world, [when] sūtras’ paths [are] gradually destroyed, people [will] flatter hypocritically, [and] again do all evils. [With the] Five Burnings [and] Five Pains, returning [to] accord [with] earlier ways. Long after, transforming [in] severity, [that] cannot all [be] said. I [have] however for you, briefly spoken of [them] only.’

佛语弥勒:「汝等各善思之,转相教诫,如佛经法,无得犯也。」

[The] Buddha said [to] Maitreya, ‘You [and] others, [should] each carefully consider this, [in] turn teaching [and] admonishing one another, according [with the] Buddhas’ sūtras’ Dharma, [you] must not violate [it].’

于是弥勒菩萨,合掌白言:「佛所说甚善,世人实尔。如来普慈哀愍,悉令度脱。受佛重诲,不敢违失。」

Thereupon, Maitreya Bodhisattva [with] joined palms said, ‘That [the] Buddha said [is] extremely good, [and the] world’s people [are] truly thus. [The] Thus Come [One’s] universal loving-kindness [and] sympathy, [is] all [for] enabling deliverance [and] liberation. [Having] accepted [the] Buddha’s earnest instructions, [I do] not dare [to] violate [them with] faults.’

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