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Bǎo Níngyǒng Chán Master’s Cautionary Text For Reading Sūtras 保宁勇禅师看经警文

保宁勇禅师看经警文
Bǎo Níngyǒng Chán Master’s Cautionary Text [For] Reading Sūtras

夫看经之法,后学须知,当净三业。

That method of reading sūtras, [that] younger students must know, [is that they] should purify [their] Three Karmas.

若三业无亏,则百福俱集。

If [the] Three Karmas [are] without deficiencies, then [will the] hundred blessings together [be] collected.

三业者,身、口、意也。

Those Three Karmas, [are of the] body, speech [and] mind.

一、端身正坐,如对圣容,则身业净也。

First, [with the] upright body rightly sitting, like facing [the] noble [ones’] appearances, then [is with] body karma purified.

二、口无杂言,断诸嬉笑,则口业净也。

Second, [with] speech without mixed words, severing all playing [and] laughing, then [is with] speech karma purified.

三、意不散乱,屏息万缘,则意业净也。

Third, [with the] mind not scattered, restraining [and] ceasing [the] ten thousand conditions, then [is with] mind karma purified.

内心既寂,外境俱捐,方契悟于真源,庶研穷于法理。

[With the] inner mind already tranquil, [and the] outer realm together renounced, then agreeing [with and] awakening to [the] true source, hopefully [for] complete study of [the] Dharma’s principles.

可谓水澄珠莹,云散月明,义海涌于胸襟,智岳凝于耳目,辄莫容易,实非小缘。

[This is] so-called [with the] water clear [is the] gem bright, [with the] clouds dispersed [is the] moon bright. [With the sūtras’] meanings’ ocean emerging from [the] bosom, [and with] wisdom’s summit congealing at [the] ears [and] eyes, [for these to] suddenly [be so is] not easy, truly not [with] small conditions.

心境双忘,自他俱利。

[With the] mind [and] realm both forgotten, oneself [and] others [will] together benefit.

若能如此,真报佛恩。

If able [to do] so, [it is to] truly repay [the] Buddha’s kindness.

《缁门警训》  
Buddhist Cautionary Teachings

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

相关经典
Related Sūtras:

中国净土宗十三祖印光大师校订之《净土五经》
‘The Pure Land Tradition’s Five Sūtras’ As Checked By The Chinese Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
https://purelanders.com/wujing

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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