[The] Seventh Principle: [When] Approaching [Life’s] End, [With] Support-Chanting, Dissolve Obstacles [And] Difficulties
Of people mindful [of the] Buddha, [they] should encourage [their] Fathers [and] Mothers [to be] mindful [of the] Buddha [to] seek birth [in his] Western [Pure Land].
However, desiring Fathers [and] Mothers, [when] approaching [life’s] end, [to] definitely [be] reborn [in the] Western [Pure Land, if] not in advance for family members speaking of [the] benefits [and] harms [of, when] approaching [life’s] end, [having] support-chanting, compared with [having] blind [and] excessive planning, preparation and crying, [this is] not possible.
Thus, desiring Fathers [and] Mothers, [when] approaching [life’s] end, [to] attain benefits of family members’ support-chanting, [to] not receive that destroying [of their] right mindfulness, [if] not [in] ordinary times for [them] speaking [the] benefits of mindfulness [of the] Buddha, [to] enable them, each [and] every [one, to be] constantly mindful, [this is] not possible.
Thus, then not only having benefits for Fathers [and] Mothers, truly having benefits for present living family members, later generations’ children [and] grandchildren too.
[On] support-chanting [when] approaching [life’s] end, regardless [of the] old [or] young, all should [know] thus. [For] details, see Bridge [With] Admonitions [For The] End, and [the] later arranged Three [Great] Essentials [When] Approaching [Life’s] End, [to] personally know [this].
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
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Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an
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