Translations

[4] [86] Shíjìn’s Hànlín Scholar Zhāng Kàng 石晋翰林学士张抗

石晋翰林学士张抗
[4] Shíjìn’s Hànlín Scholar Zhāng Kàng


抗平生积善,信重佛门。誓课大悲心陀罗尼十万遍,愿生西方。

Kàng, throughout [his] life accumulated good, [and had] serious faith [in] Buddhism. [He] vowed [to] recite [the] Great Compassionate Mind’s Dhāraṇī one hundred thousand times, aspiring [to be] born [in the] Western [Pure Land.

课毕,年过六十。忽寝疾,唯念阿弥陀佛。

When this] recitation [was] complete, [he had] passed sixty. Suddenly, [when] resting, [he became] sick, [and] only recited Āmítuófó[‘s name].

谓家人云:「西方净土元只在堂屋西间之内,阿弥陀佛坐莲华上,翁儿在莲华池金沙地上礼佛嬉戏。」

Calling [his] family members, [he] said, ‘[The] Western Pure Land [is] originally “only” at [the] central room’s Western space within, [with] Amitā[bha] Buddha sitting [on a] lotus flower above, [and this] grandfather’s [grand]son at [the] lotus flower pond’s gold sands’ ground above, prostrating [to the] Buddha [and] playing around.’

言讫,良久念佛而亡。翁儿者,抗之孙,方二三岁而亡矣。

[With these] words completed, [for] a long time reciting [the] Buddha[‘s name, he] then departed. That grandfather’s [grand]son, [is the] grandson of Kàng, [who] then [at] two [to] three years [old, had] then departed [earlier].

宋‧王日休
《龙舒净土文》
第五卷: 感应事迹三十篇

Sòng [Dynasty’s] Wáng Rìxiū
Lóngshū’s Pure Land Text:
Fifth Scroll: Thirty Essays [On] Deeds [Of] Connection [And] Response

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

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[3] Eastern Jìn Dynasty’s Quē Gōngzé

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[5] Liú Sòng Dynasty’s Jiānglíng’s Monastic Tánjiàn
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三十篇
Thirty Essays:

《龙舒净土文》
第五卷:感应事迹三十篇
Lóngshū’s Pure Land Text:
[5] Fifth Scroll: Thirty Essays On Deeds Of Connection And Response
https://purelanders.com/longshu5

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