[148] The Pure Land Tradition Is With Seeking Rebirth In Pure Land Doing Practice 净宗以往生为事

[148] [The] Pure [Land] Tradition [Is] With [Seeking] Rebirth [In Pure Land] Doing Practice


Now, since having given rise [to the] aspiration [to be] mindful [of the] Buddha, [you] should [be] with [your] mind [and the] Buddha corresponding, while living attain wholeheartedness without [being] scattered (Desiring [to] attain wholeheartedness without [being] scattered, [it is] in [the] mind [having] focused attention with utmost sincerity only. See ‘Third Compilation’s Answer [To] Learner Huànxiū’s Questions’), [with this] retribution [body’s] end, [for] ascending [to the Land Of] Ultimate Bliss’ high grade do [your] aspired practices.


Not needing [to] seek that [with] ‘great’ penetration [and] ‘great’ awakening, [with a] clear mind seeing [one’s] nature.


[The] Chán Door [is] with [seeking] awakening doing practice, [while the] Pure [Land] Tradition [is] with [seeking] rebirth [in Pure Land] doing practice.


Those awakened [here] yet not reborn [in Pure Land, in a] hundred are ninety.


Those reborn [in Pure Land] yet not awakened [there, in] ten thousand, are without one.

Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (Third Compilation): Reply Letter [To] Zhāng Shǔjiāo;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (148th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: Fifth, Reviews [On] Practices’ Each Method (11th Short Section)

[Ref: #148 / 3.5.11]

Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an

Related Teachings:

Answers To Learner Huànxiū’s Questions

With Wholehearted Mindfulness Of Buddha, Those Not Awakened Likewise Can Be Born In Pure Land

Related Text:

Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence

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