Mañjuśrī Bodhisattva’s Teachings For The Pure Land Tradition’s Fourth Patriarch Great Master Fǎzhào
Táng [Dynasty’s] Fǎzhào (Lotus Tradition’s Fourth Patriarch) [Excerpt]
[Mañjuśrī Bodhisattva’s Teachings For The Pure Land Tradition’s Fourth Patriarch Great Master Fǎzhào]
You now should practise mindfulness of Buddha, as now is the right time. Of all doors to cultivate practices, nothing surpasses mindfulness of Buddha, and offering to the Triple Gem [i.e. the Buddhas, Dharma and Saṃgha], to cultivate both blessings and wisdom. These two doors, are the most virtuous essentials.
I, when within past kalpas, due to contemplation of Buddha thus, due to mindfulness of Buddha thus, due to making of offerings thus, attained all-knowing wisdom [of Buddhas].
Therefore, all Dharma teachings, Prajñā Pāramitā [i.e. Perfection Of Wisdom], extremely profound meditative concentrations, and even all Buddhas, are all from mindfulness of Buddha thus born. Thus know that mindfulness of Buddha, is the King Of All Dharma [Doors]…
From this world, to the West, is Amitā(bha) Buddha (Āmítuófó). That Buddha’s vows’ power is inconceivable. You should continuously be mindful [of his name], enabling it to be without interruption. When life ends, you will definitely be reborn there, to forever never retrogress…
You, with mindfulness of Buddha thus, not long after, will realise Unsurpassable Right And Equal Bodhi [i.e. enlightenment of Buddhahood].
If there are good men, women and others, those who aspire to swiftly accomplish Buddhahood, nothing surpasses mindfulness of Buddha, to then be able, to quickly realise Unsurpassable Bodhi.
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