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Pure Land Practice In Lotus Sūtra’s Medicine King Bodhisattva’s Past Matters Chapter 法华经药王菩萨本事品之净土行

法华经药王菩萨本事品之净土行
Pure Land Practice In Lotus Sūtra’s Medicine King Bodhisattva’s Past Matters Chapter

宿王华!若有人闻是药王菩萨本事品者,亦得无量无边功德。

Constellation King Flower! If there are humans, those who hear this Medicine King Bodhisattva’s Past Matters’ Chapter, they will likewise attain immeasurable and boundless meritorious virtues.

若有女人闻是药王菩萨本事品,能受持者,尽是女身,后不复受。

If there are women hearing this Medicine King Bodhisattva’s Past Matters’ Chapter, those able to accept and uphold it, at the end of this female body, will later not again receive it.

若如来灭后,后五百岁中,若有女人,闻是经典,如说修行。于此命终,即往安乐世界,阿弥陀佛、大菩萨众,围绕住处,生莲华中,宝座之上,不复为贪欲所恼,亦复不为瞋恚愚痴所恼,亦复不为憍慢嫉妒诸垢所恼,得菩萨神通、无生法忍。

If after the Thus Come One’s Parinirvāṇa, within the later five hundred years, if there are wo/men, who hear this sūtra, as said cultivate practice, when at this life’s end, they will immediately go towards the Land Of Ultimate Bliss, with Amitābha Buddha and his Great Bodhisattvas’ assembly surrounding their dwelling places, with births within lotus flowers, on treasure seats above, not again by greedy desires those afflicted, likewise not by anger and ignorance those afflicted, likewise not by arrogance, jealousy and all defilements those afflicted, attaining Bodhisattvas’ supernormal powers and Non-Arising Of Dharmas’ Forbearance.

得是忍已,眼根清净,以是清净眼根,见七百万二千亿那由他恒河沙等诸佛如来。

Attaining this forbearance already, with eye roots clear and pure, with these clear and pure eye roots, seeing seven million two thousand koṭis of nayutas’ Ganges river’s sands’ equal number of all Buddha Thus Come Ones.

释迦牟尼佛
《妙法莲华经◎药王菩萨本事品二十三》


Śākyamuni Buddha
Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sūtra’s 23rd Chapter On Medicine King Bodhisattva’s Past Matters

Note: Note that the easiest way to reach Amitābha Buddha’s Pure Land is direct mindfulness of his name (Āmítuófó) with deep Faith (深信) and sincere Aspiration (切愿). This teaching reminds us of the centrality of focus upon reaching Amitābha Buddha’s Pure Land, via one means or another.

Namo Amituofo : Translation and note by Shen Shi’an

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Related Sūtra:

念佛如何免受鬼难
How Mindfulness Of Āmítuófó Protects From Evil Unseen Beings
https://purelanders.com/2018/06/11/how-mindfulness-of-amituofo-protects-from-evil-unseen-beings

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