Āmítuófó Is The Same As Unsurpassable Bodhi, The Good Of Good, The Blessing Of Blessings 阿弥陀佛即无上菩提故,善中之善,福中之福

Āmítuófó [Is] The Same As Unsurpassable Bodhi, [The] Good Of Good, [The] Blessing Of Blessings


[Collected Writings]: Also, Hǎidōng Commentary [i.e. Commentary On The Treatise On Awakening Of Faith In The Great Vehicle:《大乘起信论疏》] cited Bodhisattva’s Mind Grounds’ Chapter, saying, ‘All Bodhisattvas’ initial giving rise [of their] minds, [are] able [to] gather all Bodhi factors’ Dharma [teachings’] excellent good roots.’


Yogācāra [Grounds’ Treatise’s]《瑜伽师地论》Thirty-Seventh [Chapter] says, ‘Bodhisattvas [with] those collected good roots, with [the] only one pure [and] wonderful faithful mind, dedicate [towards] unsurpassable Bodhi.’


[The] Liáng [Dynasty’s] Compendium [Of The Great Vehicle’s Treatise’s]《摄大乘论》Tenth [Chapter] says, ‘[With] those done, [their] good roots, all with [them] dedicate [towards] unsurpassable Bodhi.’ 


Thus, all [are] with Bodhi as good root, and this [Amitā(bha)] Sūtra’s《阿弥陀经》upholding [of Āmítuófó’s] name, [is] precisely dedicated [towards the] good root of unsurpassable Bodhi too. With Āmítuófó [being] the same as unsurpassable Bodhi thus, [this] then [is the] good of good within, named [as] much good too.


That blessing within blessings, likewise has two meanings. First, Āmítuófó thus [is] ten thousand virtues’ name, [with his] one name just raised, [with] ten thousand virtues altogether complete, not waiting for blessings, blessings [are] already prepared thus. Second, with upholding [of Āmítuófó’s name’s] mindfulness power, naturally [will there be] all evils not done, all good practised, with this cultivating blessings, blessings [are] easily collected thus, [this] then [is the] blessing of blessings within, named [as] much blessings too.

Pure Land Tradition’s 8th Patriarch Great Master Liánchí
(Collected Writings [On] Commentary [On The] Sūtra [In Which The] Buddha Speaks [Of] Amitā[bha Buddha])

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

Previous Teaching:

Upholding Āmítuófó’s Name Is The Good Of Good, The Blessing Of Blessings

Following Teaching:

Clear Proof Of Upholding Name As Much Good Roots & Blessed Virtues

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