Translations

[26] [17] Sòng Dynasty’s Tánzhōu’s Huáng Who Forges Ironware 宋潭州黄打铁

宋潭州黄打铁
[26] Sòng [Dynasty’s] Tánzhōu’s Huáng [Who] Forges Ironware

黄打铁,本军中人,打铁为生。

Huáng [Who] Forges Ironware, [was] originally [a] military person, [with] forging [of] ironware as livelihood.

每打铁时,念阿弥陀佛不绝声。

Every time [he] hit [the] metal, [he would] recite Āmítuófó[‘s name, with] unending recitation.

一日无疾,托邻人写颂印行,广劝人念佛。

One day, without sickness, [he] entrusted [a] neighbour [to] write [a] verse, [to] print [and] distribute [it, to] widely encourage recitation [of the] Buddha[‘s name].

颂云:「

日夜玎玎珰珰,
久炼成钢;
太平将近,
我往西方。」

[The] verse said,

‘[In] day [and] night, dīng dīng dāng dāng [i.e. the sound of metal hit], [with] long tempering accomplishes hard steel. Great peace [is] near, [as] I [am going to be] reborn [in the] West[ern Pure Land].’

即化去。此颂广行湖南,人多念佛。

Then departing [to] go. [With] this widely distributed [in] Húnán, many people recited [the] Buddha[‘s name].

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 and notes by Shen Shi’an

相关教理
Related Teachings:


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宋会稽金太公
[25] Sòng Dynasty’s Kuàijī’s Jīn Tàigōng
https://purelanders.com/2022/01/29/25-song-dynastys-kuaijis-jin-taigong

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Next Essay:


宋临安府仁和吴琼
[27] Sòng Dynasty’s Lín’ān Residence’s Rénhé’s Wúqióng
https://purelanders.com/2022/01/29/27-song-dynastys-linan-residences-renhes-wuqiong

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

相关传记
Related Biography:

黄生往生记
[17] Record Of Huáng Shēng’s Rebirth
最初散心念佛之著名公案
A Classic Case Of Initial Scatter-Minded Mindfulness Of Buddha  
https://purelanders.com/2019/12/03/record-of-huang-shengs-rebirth-a-classic-case-of-scatter-minded-mindfulness-of-buddha

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