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[3] Do Not Make Light Of And Slight People 不可轻藐人

【三】:十方僧众,贤圣出没,我见之未尝不敬。

[Part 3]: [As the] ten directions’ monastic assembly, [are with] virtuous sages appearing [and] disappearing, [when] I see them, [I am] not yet once not reverent.

[Note 1: This is in terms of them coming and going, through ‘natural’ birth and spontaneous manifestation, possibly as enlightened ones, but appearing to be ordinary, due to our lack of positive karma to receive them directly as they are.]

他未跪,我先跪,他未拜,我先拜。

He [when] yet [to] kneel, I [will] first kneel. He [when] yet [to] prostrate, I [will] first prostrate.

[Note 2: This is expression of enthusiasm to swiftly show respect impartially and with equanimity.]

前有方上一僧,人以其丑恶蓝缕,莫不轻藐之。

Before, [in my] monastic life, [there was] one monastic. [This] person [was], with his ugliness [and] raggedness [such, that there were] none not making light of [and] slighting him.

[Note 3: Those who belittle so are simply superficial, deludedly judging by appearance only. The true gauges of character are the effects of one’s conduct and teachings, whether they are moral and true, or not.]

及见吾,乃剧论《楞严》玄旨。

When seeing me, [he] then intensely discussed [the] Śūraṅgama [Sūtra’s] profound principles.

你们决不可轻藐人,记取记取!

[Thus], you definitely must not make light of [and] slight people. Remember [this], remember [this]!

[Note 4: As all, including monastics and laypersons have Buddha-nature at various stages awakened to, there should be belittling of no one.]

净土宗八祖莲池大师
Pure Land Tradition’s 8th Patriarch Great Master Liánchí
《云栖净土汇语》:警众(八条)
(Collection [Of] Yúnqī’s Pure Land Sayings: Eight Articles [As] Warnings [For The] Masses)

Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an

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