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[13] Concluding Remarks Of ‘One Letter As A Common Reply’《一函遍复》结语

结语
[13] Concluding Remarks

光老矣,精神日衰,无力答复来信。但以邮路大通,致远近误闻虚名,屡屡来信。若一概不复,亦觉有负来意。

[As Yìn]guāng [is] old [already, with] vigour [by the] day weakening, [I am] without energy [to] reply incoming letters. However, with postal routes greatly connected, leading [to those] far [and] near [to] mistakenly hear [my] false reputation, again and again [having] incoming letters. If [with] all not replied, [I] also feel [that this] has betraying [of their] received intentions.

若一一为复,直是无此精神。以故印此长信,凡有关修持,及立身涉世,事亲教子之道,皆为略说。

If for each [and every] one [of them] replying, [I] am honestly without this vigour. Therefore printing this long letter, [for] all concerning practice, and establishing oneself [to] enter [the] world, [and the] path of serving parents [and] teaching children, all for [them] briefly speaking.

后有信来,以此见寄。纵有一二特别之事,即在来信略批数字,庶彼此情达,而不至过劳也。

Later having letters coming, [they are] with this seen [letter] sent [in reply]. Even if [there] are one [or] two special matters, then on [the] incoming letters briefly instructing [with a] few words, hopefully [with] one another’s sentiments communicated, yet not until [becoming] overly tired too.

若欲大通经教,固当请教高竖法幢之大通家法师。须知大通经教者,未必即生能了生死;欲即生了生死,当注重于信愿念佛,求生西方也。

If desiring [to know] great extensive sūtra teachings, [you] certainly should request teachings [from] Dharma teachers [who are] great [and] extensive experts, [who] highly erect Dharma pillars. [It] must [be] known [that] those [who know] great extensive sūtra teachings, [are] not necessarily able [to, in this] immediate life, [be] liberated [from the cycle of] birth [and] death. Desiring [to, in this] immediate life [be] liberated [from the cycle of] birth [and] death, [there] should [be] emphasis on [having] Faith [and] Aspiration [to] recite [the] Buddha[’s name, to] seek birth [in his] Western [Pure Land].

岁次壬申(公元1932年)立冬,日常惭愧僧古莘释印光,书时年七十有二。

[In the] year order [of] Rénshēn’s [i.e. 9th year of 60-year cycle] (1932 C.E.) [day on the] beginning [of] winter, [by] Constantly Repentant Monk, Gǔshēn’s [i.e. today’s Héyáng: 合阳] Shì Yìnguāng, when writing, aged 72.

《续编上册》

[Recorded in] (Continued Compilation’s Upper Volume)

净土宗十三祖印光大师
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng

《一函遍复》
(One Letter [As A] Common Reply)

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

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《一函遍复》
One Letter As A Common Reply

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