Translations

[5] [87] Liú Sòng Dynasty’s Jiānglíng’s Monastic Tánjiàn 宋江陵僧昙鉴

宋江陵僧昙鉴
[5] [Liú] Sòng [Dynasty’s] Jiānglíng’s Monastic Tánjiàn


昙鉴,履行尤谨,常愿身升安养,面见阿弥陀佛。安养即净土也。故虽毫芒之善,悉回向之。

Tánjiàn, fulfilled [his] practices especially cautiously, constantly aspiring [to have his] body ascend [to the Land Of] Nurturing Peace, [to] face [and] see Amitā[bha] Buddha [i.e. Āmítuófó]. [The Land Of] Nurturing Peace is the same as [his] Pure Land. Thus, although [even with a] fine hair tip of good, [he would] dedicate it all [for reaching Pure Land].

一日,定中见阿弥陀佛,以水洒其面曰:「涤汝尘垢,清汝心念,汝之身、口俱致严净。」又于瓶中出一莲华与之。

One day, within concentration, [he] saw Amitā[bha] Buddha, with water sprinkling [on] his face, saying, ‘Wash [away] your dust [and] dirt [i.e. defilements], purify your mind’s thoughts, your this body, [and with your] mouth together, attain majestic purity.’ Also from [a] vase within, arose a lotus flower given [to] him.

出定,乃与寺僧叙别。夜渐深,独步廊下念阿弥陀佛,将至五更,其声弥厉。

Exiting concentration, [he] then with [the] monastery’s monastics said farewell. [With] night gradually deepening, [he] alone walked down [a] corridor [while] reciting Āmítuófó. [When] about [to] reach [the] fifth watch [i.e. 3 a.m.], his voice [became] extensive [and] clear.

及旦,弟子依常问讯,趺坐不动,就而视之,亡矣。

Reaching dawn, [when his] disciples according to custom with joined palms and a half-bow greeted [him, he was] sitting [in the] lotus posture unmoving. Approaching then [to] see him, [he had already] departed.

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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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
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