Translations

With Wholehearted Mindfulness Of Buddha Is Definite Rebirth In Pure Land 一心念佛决定往生净土  

念佛法门,以信,愿为先锋,若无真信,切愿,勿道不相应不能往生,即相应亦不能决定往生。

[The] Dharma Door [Of] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha, [is] with Faith [and] Aspiration as [its] first guide. If without true Faith [and] sincere Aspiration, do not say [that this with] not corresponding, not able [to be] reborn [in Pure Land]. Even if corresponding, [this is] likewise not able [to] definitely [be] reborn.

一心不乱,念佛三昧,亦不易得。若有真信,切愿,未得相应,亦可往生,况已相应乎。

Single-mindedness without [being] scattered, [and] Samādhi [From] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha, [are] likewise not easy [to] attain. If having true Faith [and] sincere Aspiration, [but] yet [to] attain correspondence, [this] likewise can [be] reborn, moreover [if] already [with] correspondence.

汝只知求相应,稍有相应气分,便生欢喜赞叹之心,此亦是不相应之现象,由是故有怪相现。

You, [if] only knowing [to] seek [for] correspondence, [when] slightly having correspondence’s atmosphere, then giving rise [to the] mind [of] joy [and] praise, this likewise is [the] phenomenon of not [having] correspondence, due to this thus, having strange appearances manifesting.

修行人,所最忌者,得少为足。得少为足,便生退惰,此必定之理也。

[For] cultivators, that [to be] most avoided, [is with] attaining [of] little as enough. [With] attaining little as enough, then giving rise [to] regression [and] laziness, this is truth [with] certainty.

祈但一心念,勿以不相应不得往生为疑惧。所有境界,皆不理会,也不问他好死坏死。除念佛之外,不使起第二念。如此,方可得决定往生之益。

[I] implore [you to] only [be] wholeheartedly mindful, [and] not with ‘not corresponding not attaining rebirth’ as doubt [and] fear. Of all states, all [should] not [be] paid attention to, also not asking [if] they [will lead to a] good death [or a] bad death. Apart from mindfulness [of] Buddha, [do] not cause [the] rise [of a] second thought. Like this, then can [there be] attaining [of] definite rebirth’s benefits.

净土宗十三祖印光大师
《复慧空大师书》
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Reply Letter [To] Great Master Huìkōng)

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

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三资粮
The Three Provisions
https://purelanders.com/2018/02/08/the-three-provisions

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