Contemplate Admonitions [To] Cultivate Blessings [And] Wisdom
That [of] longevity, [is the] root of blessings.
That [of] blessings, [is the] foundation of wisdom.
That [of] thought [after] thought contemplating admonitions, [is the] bud of wisdom. And [the] source of blessings with longevity too.
Thus saying, ‘Constantly contemplating [of] when sick, then [will the] dusts’ mind gradually cease. Constantly contemplating [of] when dying, then [will the] path’s mindfulness naturally arise.’
Pure Land Tradition’s 9th Patriarch Great Master Ǒuyì
Spirit Peak Tradition’s Treatise: Fourth [Part] Of Second Scroll: Dharma Words (Four): Guidance [To] Língyì
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an