With Good Roots As Cause, And With Blessed Virtues As Condition 善根为因,福德为缘

[With] Good Roots As Cause, [And With] Blessed Virtues As Condition


[Commentary]: [On] that cause [and] condition, [Great Master] Qīngliáng [was] with [that] personally able [to] give rise [to], as cause, [and] if [there is] that supporting [to] give rise, as condition. Now, this again has two meanings. First, [with] good roots as cause, [and with] blessed virtues as condition. Second, good [and] blessings each has cause [and] condition.


[Collected Writings]: That [on] good [as] cause [and] blessings [as] condition, [is with] Bodhi’s good root, [as] entering [the] path’s right cause. Like many sūtras say, ‘Not giving rise [to the] mind of Right Awakening [to] Bodhi, although practising [the] Six Perfections [and] ten thousand practices, passing Ganges’ sands [of] kalpas, [in the] end not accomplishing Buddhahood.’ Thus know that [the] root of ten thousand good [practices], is that called cause. However, needing all blessed virtues’ support [to] accomplish Bodhi, with blessings aiding wisdom, with practice truly [realising the] principle, assisting entering [of the] path, [they] are that called condition.


That [on] each having cause [and] condition, good roots [and] blessed virtues, [from] their places [of] origin, from where [they are] given rise, [are] all named [as] causes. And [for] good roots [to be] given rise, definitely having all kinds [of] good conditions as support, [and for] blessed virtues [to be] given rise, definitely having all kinds [of] blessings’ conditions as support, [these] are each having their conditions 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

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

Following Teaching:

With The Bodhi Mind, As Blessing And As Good Root

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