Translations

Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence《印光大师文钞菁华录》

净土宗十三祖印光大师
The Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng’s

《印光大师文钞菁华录》
‘Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence’

《印光大师文钞菁华录》英译前言
Introduction To English Translation Of The ‘Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence’

Delving into the heart of the matter of various important spiritual subjects, the many teachings of the Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng (净土宗十三祖印光大师), totalling more than 3,000 in pieces long, medium and short, are compiled in ‘Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (First, Second And Third Compilations)’《印光法师文钞》(正、续、三编).

Being so rich in content, they are often called a ‘Small Treasury Of Sūtras’《小藏经》, suggesting that to read them is as if to study a summary of the actual ‘Great Treasury Of Sūtras’《大藏经》taught by the Buddha. This can be seen as no exaggeration as the Great Master did personally study the Great Treasury in its entirety, not just once or twice, but thrice. His writings can thus be regarded as reflections of the sūtras’ main teachings. Being the 13th Patriarch, his writings also present the 12 preceding Patriarchs’ main teachings.

Facing the great and possibly ‘intimidating’ volume of his writings, a good collection to start, for learning that crucial is the ‘Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence’《印光大师文钞菁华录》, which compiles 333 key excerpts, without any repetitions. Yet, this number of parts to cover might still seem challenging for some. Thus, in order of priority, for those short of time, with death ever approaching and able to arrive at any time, the following sequence for study is recommended, from the briefer to the lengthier, with the preceding as part of the following.

[i] [205] ‘The Three Great Essentials When Approaching Death’《临终三大要》
[ii] [179] – [205] 4th Chapter: Discussion On Births’ And Deaths’ Great Matter (四、论生死事大)
[iii] [1] – [333] All of the ‘Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence’《印光大师文钞菁华录》
[iv] ‘Record Of Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Excellent Words’ (First And Second Compilations)《印光法师嘉言录》(正、续编)
[v] ‘Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (First, Second And Third Compilations)’《印光法师文钞》(正、续、三编)

While [iv] ‘Record Of Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Excellent Words’ (First And Second Compilations)《印光法师嘉言录》(正、续编) form a larger essential collection of the Great Master’s writings, [iii] ‘Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence’《印光大师文钞菁华录》forms a smaller yet quintessential collection of this writings in a single volume.

To date (13 September 2022), more than 28% (94 parts) of the ‘Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence’《印光大师文钞菁华录》has been translated, with explanatory notes included. These parts include [i] and [ii], which are the most important in the whole collection, being the further quintessence of the ‘Collected Writings’ Essence’. As translation and annotation work continues, the list of entries below will be updated until it is complete. For latest additions here, do remember this shortcut: purelanders.com/jinghualu. Námó Āmítuófó.

印光大师文钞菁华录序
Preface For Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence

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三百三十三则
333 Short Sections

一、赞净土超胜
1st Chapter: Praise Of The Pure Land Dharma Door Being Transcendental And Supreme

一乘无上之大教
[1] The One Vehicle’s Unsurpassable Great Teaching
https://purelanders.com/2022/03/19/1-the-one-vehicles-unsurpassable-great-teaching

以一言、一句、一偈、一书说净土法门
[2] With One Character, One Line, One Verse And One Book Speaking Of The Pure Land Dharma Door
https://purelanders.com/2022/03/31/2-with-one-character-one-line-one-verse-and-one-book-speaking-of-the-pure-land-dharma-door

净土法门即万不漏一之特别法门
[3] The Pure Land Dharma Door Is The Special Dharma Door, With Ten Thousand Practitioners, Not Missing One
https://purelanders.com/2022/04/01/3-the-pure-land-dharma-door-is-the-special-dharma-door-with-ten-thousand-practitioners-not-missing-one

不念佛即念九界
[4] Not Being Mindful Of The Buddha Is To Be Mindful Of The Nine Realms
https://purelanders.com/2022/04/02/4-not-being-mindful-of-the-buddha-is-to-be-mindful-of-the-nine-realms

[5]
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大乘经皆说净土妙法
[6]
The Great Vehicle’s Sūtras All Speak Of The Pure Land Teachings’ Wonderful Dharma
https://purelanders.com/2022/06/02/6-the-great-vehicles-sutras-all-speak-of-pure-land-teachings-wonderful-dharma

智者不藐视念佛
[7]
Wise Ones Do Not Look Down On Mindfulness Of Buddha
https://purelanders.com/2022/06/02/7-wise-ones-do-not-look-down-on-mindfulness-of-buddha

[8]
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愚人与学者可能对净土法门存有的无知
[9] What The Foolish And ‘Learned’ Might Be Ignorant About The Pure Land Dharma Door
https://purelanders.com/2022/06/21/9-what-the-foolish-and-learned-might-be-ignorant-about-the-pure-land-dharma-door

[10] – [12] 
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唯念佛法门仗佛力
[13] Only The Dharma Door Of Mindfulness Of Buddha Relies On Buddha’s Power
https://purelanders.com/2022/06/02/13-only-the-dharma-door-of-mindfulness-of-buddha-relies-on-buddhas-power

[14] – [16] 
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十方世界中最超胜之法门
[17] The Ten Directions’ Worlds’ Most Surpassingly Excellent Dharma Door
https://purelanders.com/2022/06/22/17-the-ten-directions-worlds-most-surpassingly-excellent-dharma-door

发愿相劝各地无量众生生净土
[18] Aspire To Encourage Immeasurable Beings Everywhere To Reach Pure Land
https://purelanders.com/2022/06/22/18-aspire-to-encourage-immeasurable-beings-everywhere-to-reach-pure-land

二、诫信愿真切
2nd Chapter: Admonishment For Faith And Aspiration To Be True And Sincere

甲、示真信切愿
First, Guidance On True Faith And Sincere Aspiration

[19] – [24]
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乙、劝祛疑生信
Second, Exhortation To Dispel Doubts To Give Rise To Faith

[25] – [41]
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丙、勉具足信愿
Third, Encouragement To Have Complete Faith And Aspiration

[42] – [52]
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三、示修持方法
3rd Chapter: Guidance On Practice Methods

甲、示念佛方法
First, Guidance On Mindfulness Of Buddha’s Methods

[53] – [81]
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乙、劝兼念观音
Second, Exhortation To Also Be Mindful Of Guānyīn

[82] – [90]
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念弥陀观音者,皆能免难往生
[91] Those Mindful Of Āmítuófó And Guānshìyīn Púsà Are All Able To Avoid Difficulties And Attain Rebirth
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/22/91-those-mindful-of-amituofo-and-guanshiyin-pusa-are-all-able-to-avoid-difficulties-and-attain-rebirth

[92] – [93]
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丙、明对治习气
Third, Clear Remedies For Habitual Tendencies

真心念佛,心佛相契
[94] With The True Mind Mindful Of Buddha, The Mind And Buddha Will Agree With Each Other
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/22/94-with-the-true-mind-mindful-of-buddha-the-mind-and-buddha-will-agree-with-each-other

[95]
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出苦消业第一妙法
[96] Foremost Wonderful Method For Exiting Suffering And Eliminating Evil Karma
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/18/foremost-wonderful-method-for-departing-from-suffering-and-eradicating-negative-karma

[97]
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以将堕恶道念,转杂念为正念
[98] With Going To Fall Into An Evil Path As Thought, Transform Mixed Thoughts To Right Mindfulness
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/22/98-with-going-to-fall-into-an-evil-path-as-thought-transform-mixed-thoughts-to-right-mindfulness

[99] – [108]
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以海阔天空之量容纳一切事
[109] With Measure Of The Ocean’s Width And The Sky’s Spaciousness Accommodate All Matters
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/15/109-with-measure-of-the-oceans-width-and-the-skys-spaciousness-accommodate-all-matters

生气损身心,消气增福寿
[110] Giving Rise To Anger Harms Body And Mind, Eliminating Anger Increases Blessings And Lifespan
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/16/110-giving-rise-to-anger-harms-body-and-mind-eliminating-anger-increases-blessings-and-lifespan

[111] – [114]
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以佛智慧火,炼烦恼惑业
[115] With The Buddha’s Wisdom Fire, Burn Afflictions, Confusions And Evil Karma
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/06/115-with-the-buddhas-wisdom-fire-burn-afflictions-confusions-and-evil-karma

[116] – [117]
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谦卑自牧,勿成骄人
[118] With Humility Self-Cultivating, Do Not Become Arrogant Persons
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/20/118-with-humility-self-cultivating-do-not-become-arrogant-persons

[119] – [120]
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性情暴戾者,事事不如人
[121] Those With Dispositions Cruel And Fierce, Are In Every Matter Not As Good As Other Persons
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/29/121-those-with-dispositions-cruel-and-fierce-are-in-every-matter-not-as-good-as-other-persons

一心念佛,更无别念
[122] With Wholehearted Mindfulness Of Buddha, Without Other Further Thoughts
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/21/122-with-wholehearted-mindfulness-of-buddha-without-other-further-thoughts

[123] – [126]
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一起恶念,一心念佛
[127] Once An Evil Thought Arises, Be Wholeheartedly Mindful Of The Buddha
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/21/127-once-an-evil-thought-arises-be-wholeheartedly-mindful-of-the-buddha

竭力念佛,除三毒障,无求不得
[128] With Great Efforts Mindful Of The Buddha, Eliminating Three Poisons’ Obstacles, With Nothing Sought Not Attained
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/22/128-with-great-efforts-mindful-of-the-buddha-eliminating-three-poisons-obstacles-with-nothing-sought-not-attained

丁、论存心立品
Fourth, Discussion On Attentively Establishing Character

[129] – [137]
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戊、评修持各法
Fifth, Review On Practices’ Each Method

[138] – [142]
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持名念佛摄诸观
[143] Mindfulness Of Buddha By Upholding His Name Gathers All Contemplations
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/14/143-mindfulness-of-buddha-by-upholding-his-name-gathers-all-contemplations

[144] – [146]
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先明念佛门,后研余经论
[147] First Understand Mindfulness Of Buddha’s Door, Later Study Other Sūtras And Commentaries
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/14/147-first-understand-mindfulness-of-buddhas-door-later-study-other-sutras-and-commentaries

[148] – [149]
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一心念佛,不贪感应
[150] With Wholehearted Mindfulness Of Buddha, Not Craving Connection For Response
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/11/150-with-wholehearted-mindfulness-of-buddha-not-craving-connection-for-response

[151] – [155]
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少在玄妙,多在尽分
[156] Less On The Profound And Wonderful, More On Utmost Fulfilment Of Responsibilities
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/14/156-less-on-the-profound-and-wonderful-more-on-utmost-fulfilment-of-responsibilities

一心念佛为要,苦行为后
[157] With Wholehearted Mindfulness Of Buddha As That Essential, Ascetic Practices For Later
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/11/157-wholehearted-mindfulness-of-buddha-as-that-essential

[158]
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未老先衰,应专念佛
[159] Those Yet To Be Old But First Declining Should Focus On Mindfulness Of Buddha
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/11/159-those-yet-to-be-old-but-first-declining-should-focus-on-mindfulness-of-buddha

学习通宗通教,不如老实念佛
[160] Learning And Practising To Be ‘Experts’ In Realisation And ‘Experts’ In All Of The Buddha’s Teachings, Is Not As Good As Earnestly Practising Mindfulness Of Buddha
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/11/160-not-as-good-as-earnestly-practising-mindfulness-of-buddha

如何易得念佛实益
[161] How To Easier Attain True Benefits From Mindfulness Of Buddha
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/12/161-how-to-easier-attain-true-benefits-from-mindfulness-of-buddha

无自利,何利他?
[162] Without Self-Benefits, How To Benefit Others?
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/12/162-without-self-benefits-how-to-benefit-others

修净土者应多读《净土五经》
[163] Those Cultivating The Pure Land Path Should Study The Pure Land Tradition’s Five Sūtras More
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/11/163-those-cultivating-the-pure-land-path-should-study-the-pure-land-traditions-five-sutras-more

[164]
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修身口意,智断烦情
[165] Cultivate Body, Speech And Mind, For Wisdom To Sever Afflictions And Passions
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/13/165-cultivate-body-speech-and-mind-for-wisdom-to-sever-afflictions-and-passions

一念常念,一听常听,阿弥陀佛,皆有功德
[166] Once And Constantly, Reciting And Hearing Āmítuófó’s Name, All Have Meritorious Virtues
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/13/166-once-and-constantly-reciting-and-hearing-amituofos-name-all-have-meritorious-virtues

[167] – [169]
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己、勉行人努力
Sixth, Encouragement Of Practitioners To Strive Hard

[170] – [172]
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坯器未烧,经雨则化
[173] Unburnt Earthenware Vessels Yet To Be Heated, Passing Through Rain Then Dissolve
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/30/173-unburnt-earthenware-vessels-yet-to-be-heated-passing-through-rain-then-dissolve

得一善言,受用不尽
[174]
Attaining One Good Saying, Receiving Benefits Endlessly
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/02/174-attaining-one-good-saying-receiving-benefits-endlessly

[175] – [177]
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死能可悲,亦能可幸
[178] Death Is Able To Be Lamentable, Also Able To Be Fortunate
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/10/178-death-is-able-to-be-lamentable-also-able-to-be-fortunate

四、论生死事大
4th Chapter: Discussion On Births’ And Deaths’ Great Matter

甲、警人命无常
First, Warnings On Human Life’s Impermanence

因无常迅速,急寻归西路
[179] As Impermanence Comes Swiftly, Urgently Seek The Western Pure Land’s ‘Return’ Route
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/24/179-as-impermanence-comes-swiftly-urgently-seek-the-western-pure-lands-return-route

为临行速预办
[180] For The Point Of Departure Have Swift Advanced Preparation
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/21/180-for-the-point-of-departure-have-swift-advanced-preparation

无常一到,唯靠念佛
[181] Once Impermanence Arrives, Only Depend On Mindfulness Of Buddha
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/25/181-once-impermanence-arrives-only-depend-on-mindfulness-of-buddha

求生西方,不可怕死
[182] Those Seeking Birth In The Western Pure Land Must Not Fear Death
https://purelanders.com/2019/03/19/182-those-seeking-birth-in-pure-land-must-not-fear-death

为了生死,预修念佛
[183] For Liberation From The Cycle Of Birth And Death, In Advance Cultivate Mindfulness Of Buddha
https://purelanders.com/2019/03/18/183-for-liberation-from-rebirth-in-advance-cultivate-mindfulness-of-buddha

不修净业,莫出轮回
[184] If Not Cultivating Pure Karma, Not Exiting From Rebirth
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/27/184-if-not-cultivating-pure-karma-not-exiting-from-rebirth

乙、教专仗佛力
Second, Teachings On Focusing On Relying On The Buddha’s Power

以真信切愿念佛,皆可生西了生死
[185] With True Faith And Sincere Aspiration Mindful Of Buddha, All Can Be Born In The Western Pure Land To Be Liberated From Rebirth
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/22/185-with-true-faith-and-sincere-aspiration-mindful-of-buddha-all-can-be-born-in-the-western-pure-land-to-be-liberated-from-rebirth

业力大小,皆可仗佛力,往生净土
[186] With Karmic Power Great Or Little, All Can Rely On The Buddha’s Power For Rebirth In His Pure Land
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/23/186-with-karmic-power-great-or-little-all-can-rely-on-buddha-power-for-rebirth-in-pure-land

《楞严经》之第一法门
[187] Śūraṅgama Sūtra’s Foremost Dharma Door
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/19/187-sura%e1%b9%85gama-sutra-foremost-dharma-door

全身放下,信愿念佛,速生速愈
[188] With The Whole Body Let Go, With Faith And Aspiration Be Mindful Of Buddha, For Quick Birth And Healing
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/19/188-with-the-whole-body-let-go-with-faith-and-aspiration-mindful-of-buddha-for-quick-birth-and-healing

净土法门,极难极易
[189] The Pure Land Dharma Door Is Utmost Difficult And Utmost Easy
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/20/189-the-pure-land-dharma-door-is-utmost-difficult-and-utmost-easy

专精念佛,今生解脱
[190]
With Focused Diligence Mindful Of Buddha, In This Life Be Liberated
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/20/190-with-focused-diligence-mindful-of-buddha-in-this-life-be-liberated

丙、示临终切要
Third, Guidance On When Approaching Life’s End’s Definite Essentials

只重神识得所,不在场面好看
[191] Only Emphasising Attaining Settlement Of The Consciousness, Not Caring About The Scene Looking ‘Good’
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/18/191-only-emphasising-attaining-settlement-of-the-consciousness-not-caring-about-the-scene-looking-good

辅助念佛,更为得力
[192] With Complementary Support-Chanting Of The Buddha’s Name, Be Even More Capable
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/17/192-with-complementary-support-chanting-of-the-buddhas-name-be-even-more-capable

作将死想,念佛求接引
[193] Have The Thought Of Being About To Die, Recite The Buddha’s Name To Seek Reception And Guidance
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/16/193-have-the-thought-of-about-to-die-recite-the-buddhas-name-to-seek-reception-and-guidance

老病皆放下,只提起佛号
[194] Let Go Of All When Old And Sick, Only Picking Up The Buddha’s Name
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/15/194-let-go-of-all-when-old-and-sick-only-picking-up-the-buddhas-name

情爱一起,正念即失
[195] Due To Passionate Attachment Once Arising, With Right Mindfulness Then Lost
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/15/195-due-to-passionate-attachment-once-arising-with-right-mindfulness-then-lost

助人生西,成就自己
[196] Supporting Others’ Birth In The Western Pure Land Will Accomplish Oneself
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/14/196-supporting-others-birth-in-the-western-pure-land-will-accomplish-oneself

病重念佛不祈寿
[197] Be Mindful Of Buddha When Seriously Sick Without Praying For Longevity
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/18/why-be-mindful-of-buddha-when-very-sick-without-praying-for-longevity

平时临终,皆劝念佛
[198] In Normal Times And When Approaching Death, Encourage All To Be Mindful Of The Buddha
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/14/198-in-normal-times-and-when-approaching-death-encourage-all-to-be-mindful-of-the-buddha

病苦者之安慰
[199] Consolation For Those Suffering From Sickness
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/18/how-to-see-suffering-when-very-sick

以菩提心助念,功德更广大
[200] With The Bodhi Mind Support-Chanting, Meritorious Virtues Are Even More Vast
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/13/200-with-the-bodhi-mind-support-chanting-meritorious-virtues-are-even-more-vast

念佛利益多于诵经拜忏做水陆
[201] Mindfulness Of Buddha’s Benefits Surpass Those From Reciting Sūtras, Prostrating With Repentance, And The Water And Land Dharma Assembly
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/12/201-mindfulness-of-buddhas-benefits-surpass-those-from-reciting-sutras-prostrating-with-repentance-and-other-dharma-assemblies

丧礼全素,开示念佛
[202] Funerals Should Be Completely Vegetarian, With Guidance And Mindfulness Of Buddha
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/20/202-funerals-should-be-completely-vegetarian-with-guidance-and-mindfulness-of-buddha

以火化不耽着身为我
[203] With Cremation Not Having Infatuation With Body As Self
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/19/203-with-cremation-not-having-infatuation-with-body-as-self

火葬最易处理身躯
[204] Cremation Is Easiest For Handling The Body
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/19/204-cremation-is-easiest-for-handling-the-body

临终三大要
[205] The Three Great Essentials When Approaching Life’s End (Death)
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/14/205-the-three-great-essentials-when-approaching-lifes-end

五、勉居心诚敬
5th Chapter: Encouragement 

入道之定法
[206] Fixed Methods For Entering The Path
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/11/fixed-methods-for-entering-the-path

有十分恭敬,消十分罪业,增十分福慧
[207] Having Ten Parts Of Reverence, Eliminates Ten Parts Of Transgressive Karmas, And Increases Ten Parts Of Blessings And Wisdom
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/28/207-having-ten-parts-of-reverence-eliminates-ten-parts-of-transgressive-karma-and-increases-ten-parts-of-blessings-and-wisdom

种种修持,诚敬为主
[208] For All Kinds Of Practices, Be With Sincere Reverence As The Main Attitude
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/29/208-for-all-kinds-of-practices-be-with-sincere-reverence-as-the-main-attitude

诚与恭敬为了生死之秘诀
[209] Sincerity And Reverence As The Secret For Liberation From The Cycle Of Birth And Death
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/29/209-sincerity-and-reverence-as-the-secret-for-liberation-from-the-cycle-of-birth-and-death

以经像视作佛祖为我亲宣
[210] With Sūtras And Images Seen As The Buddha For Me Personally Preaching
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/30/210-with-sutras-and-images-seen-as-the-buddha-for-me-personally-preaching

至诚念佛,如佛在前
[211] With Utmost Sincerity Mindful Of Buddha, Like Before The Buddha
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/10/with-utmost-sincerity-mindful-of-buddha-like-before-the-buddha

如何终日见佛闻法
[212] How To ‘See’ The Buddha And Hear The Dharma All Day
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/10/how-to-see-the-buddha-and-hear-the-dharma-all-day

竭诚尽敬,受持佛经
[213] With Wholehearted Sincerity And Utmost Reverence, Receive And Uphold Buddhist Sūtras
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/10/with-wholehearted-sincerity-and-utmost-reverence-receive-and-uphold-buddhist-sutras

得佛法实益,须十分诚心
[214] To Attain The Buddha’s Dharma’s True Benefits Needs The Completely Sincere Mind
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/31/214-to-attain-the-buddhas-dharmas-true-benefits-needs-the-completely-sincere-mind

持诵经咒,贵在至诚
[215] When Upholding Recitation Of Sūtras And Mantras, What Precious Is Having Utmost Sincerity
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/01/215-when-upholding-recitation-of-sutras-and-mantras-what-precious-is-having-utmost-sincerity

庆幸能遇大乘经
[216] Rejoice For Being Able To Meet The Great Vehicle’s Sūtras
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/01/216-rejoice-for-being-able-to-meet-the-great-vehicles-sutras

无边利益,从闻经得
[217] Boundless Benefits Are From Hearing The Sūtras Attained
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/02/217-boundless-benefits-are-from-hearing-the-sutras-attained

至诚恳切,阅经看注
[218] With Earnestness And Utmost Sincerity, Read The Sūtras And See Commentaries
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/03/218-with-earnestness-and-utmost-sincerity-read-the-sutras-and-see-commentaries

穿衣吃饭,泄气须知
[219] What Should Be Known About Wearing Clothes, Eating Meals And Letting Out Air
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/05/219-what-should-be-known-about-wearing-clothes-eating-meals-and-letting-out-air

随便吐痰,自食其果
[220] Those Who As Pleased Spit Phlegm, Will Personally Eat Their ‘Fruits’
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/07/220-those-who-as-pleased-spit-phlegm-will-personally-eat-their-fruits

多看经论,胜于背诵
[221] More Reading Of Sūtras And Commentaries, Is Superior To Reciting From Memory
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/08/221-more-reading-of-sutras-and-commentaries-is-superior-to-reciting-from-memory

如何处理不能读供之经像
[222] How To Handle Sūtras And Images Not Able To Be Read And Offered
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/09/222-how-to-handle-sutras-and-images-not-able-to-be-read-and-offered

六、劝注重因果
6th Chapter: Exhortation To Pay Attention To Cause And Effect

甲、明因果之理
First, Understanding Principles Of Cause And Effect

世出世法,不出因果
[223] Worldly And World-Transcending Dharma Teachings, Are Not Outside Of Cause And Effect
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/10/223-worldly-and-world-transcending-dharma-teachings-are-not-outside-of-cause-and-effect

诚明之道,因果相辅
[224] Help One Another On The Path Of Sincerity And Brightness, With Teachings On Cause And Effect
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/13/224-help-one-another-on-the-path-of-sincerity-and-brightness-with-teachings-on-cause-and-effect

修德显性德,人定可胜天
[225] With Cultivated Virtues Revealing Nature’s Virtues, Humans Definitely Can Conquer Destiny
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/16/225-with-cultivated-virtues-revealing-natures-virtues-humans-definitely-can-conquer-destiny

报通三世、转变由心
[226] Rewards And Retribution Connected Through The Three Periods, Are With Transformations Due To The Mind
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/17/226-rewards-and-retribution-connected-through-the-three-periods-are-with-transformations-due-to-the-mind

如何消尽业障
[227] How To Completely Eliminate Karmic Obstacles
https://purelanders.com/2022/08/11/227-how-to-completely-eliminate-karmic-obstacles

以六根三业,修福造功德
[228] With The Six Roots’ Three Karmas, Cultivate Blessings And Create Meritorious Virtues
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/23/228-with-the-six-roots-three-karmas-cultivate-blessings-and-create-meritorious-virtues

祸福无门,唯人自召
[229] Misfortunes And Blessings Are Without Doors, Only By People Personally Summoned
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/22/229-misfortunes-and-blessings-are-without-doors-only-by-people-personally-summoned

利人自利,自利自害
[230] Benefitting People Has Personal Benefits, Benefitting Oneself Has Personal Harms
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信因果,无怨尤
[231] With Faith In Cause And Effect, Thus Without Resentment
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/09/with-faith-in-cause-and-effect-thus-without-resentment

一切事理,由字主持
[232] All Practices And Principles, Depend On Words As Their Main Upholder
https://purelanders.com/2022/09/19/232-all-practices-and-principles-depend-on-words-as-their-main-upholder

乙、示戒杀之要
Second, Guidance On Essentials Of Abstinence From Killing

挽回天灾人祸之第一妙法
[233] Redemption From Natural Disasters’ And Human-Made Misfortunes’ Foremost Wonderful Method
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[234] – [237]
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戒杀保福延寿
[238] Abstain From Killing To Protect Blessings And Extend Lifespans
https://purelanders.com/2022/07/10/abstain-from-killing-to-protect-blessings-and-extend-lifespans

七、分禅净界限
7th Chapter: Differentiation Of Chán And Pure Land Traditions’ Boundaries

[239] – [251]
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八、释普通疑惑
8th Chapter: Explanations On Common Doubts And Confusions

论理事
Discussion On Principles And Practices

[252] – [262]
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论心性
Discussion On Mind-Nature

[263] – [268]
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论悟证
Discussion On Awakening And Realisation

[269] – [273]
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论宗教
Discussion On Chán And Scriptural Teachings

[274]
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论持咒
Discussion On Upholding Mantras

[275] – [276]
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论出家
Discussion On Leaving The Household Life

[277] – [278]
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论谤佛
Discussion On Slandering The Buddhas

[279] – [280]
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论戒律
Discussion On Precepts And Rules

[281] – [284]
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论中阴
Discussion On The Intermediate State

[285] – [286]
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论四土
Discussion On The Four Lands

[287]
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论舍利
Discussion On Śarīras

[288] – [289]
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论臂香
Discussion On Arm Incense

[290]
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论境界
Discussion On States

[291] – [292]
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论神通
Discussion On Supernormal Powers

[293]
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论外道
Discussion On External Paths

[294] – [295]
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论胜缘
Discussion On Supreme Conditions

[296] – [298]
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九、谕在家善信
9th Chapter: Instructions For Householders To Be Good And Faithful

甲、示伦常大教
First, Guidance On Proper Human Relationships’ Great Teachings

[299] – [305]
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乙、勖居尘学道
Second, Enjoinment Of Those Dwelling In The Dusts To Learn The Path

[306] – [315]
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十、标应读典籍
10th Chapter: Indication Of Canonical Texts That Should Be Studied

持名一法,括囊万行
[316] The One Dharma Door Of Upholding The Buddha’s Name Includes And Brings Together The Ten Thousand Practices
https://purelanders.com/2022/03/18/the-one-dharma-door-of-upholding-the-buddhas-name

《净土三经》之三解
[317] Three Explanations Of ‘The Pure Land Tradition’s Three Sūtras’
https://purelanders.com/2022/03/18/317-three-explanations-of-the-pure-land-traditions-three-sutras

《阿弥陀经》言约义丰,行简效速
[318] Amitābha Sūtra’s Words Are Brief With Meanings Abundant, With Practice Simple And Results Fast
https://purelanders.com/2022/03/18/318-amitabha-sutras-words-are-brief-with-meanings-abundant-with-practice-simple-and-results-fast

一生成佛之末后一着
[319] The Final One Method For One Lifetime’s Accomplishing Of Buddhahood
https://purelanders.com/2022/03/18/319-the-final-one-method-for-one-lifetimes-accomplishing-of-buddhahood

净土宗最上开示
[320] The Pure Land Tradition’s Supreme Teaching
https://purelanders.com/2022/03/18/320-the-pure-land-traditions-supreme-teaching

《净土十要》之《弥陀要解》为第一
[321] The Pure Land Tradition’s Ten Essentials’ Amitābha Sūtra’s Essential Explanation Is As The Foremost
https://purelanders.com/2022/06/22/6-the-pure-land-traditions-ten-essentials-amitabha-sutras-essential-explanation-is-as-the-foremost

常如面对佛
[322] Constantly Be Like Facing The Buddhas
https://purelanders.com/2022/06/21/7-constantly-be-like-facing-the-buddhas

第一奇书
[323] The Foremost Rare And Outstanding Book
https://purelanders.com/2022/03/14/323-the-foremost-rare-and-outstanding-book

[324] – [333]
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编者之言
Words Of The Compiler

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Námó Āmítuófó : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an

相关典籍
Related Text:


中文:《印光大师文钞菁华录》
In Chinese: ‘Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence’
http://www.donglin.org/wenku/3/A-047%E5%8D%B0%E5%85%89%E5%A4%A7%E5%B8%88%E6%96%87%E9%92%9E%E8%8F%81%E5%8D%8E%E5%BD%95%EF%BC%88%E7%BD%91%EF%BC%892020.12.23.pdf

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