[68] With Great Mindfulness Seeing A Great Buddha 大心念,见大佛

[68] [With] Great Mindfulness Seeing [A] Great Buddha


‘[With] great mindfulness [of the Buddha’s name (i.e. Āmítuófó)] sees [a] great Buddha, [and with] little mindfulness sees [a] little Buddha.’


Ancient virtuous [ones] explain [this to] say, ‘[With a] loud voice reciting, then is that seen Buddha’s body great. [With a] soft voice reciting, then [is] that seen Buddha’s body little.’


[It] likewise can [be] said [that, ‘With a] great heart [or mind] mindful [i.e. even if silently; verbally in the mind], then is that seen Buddha’s body great. [With] great Bodhi Mind [i.e. Bodhicitta] mindful [of the] Buddha, then can [be] seen [is the] Buddha’s supremely wonderful manifestation body or reward body.’

Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (Second Compilation): Reply Letter [To] Master Niànxī;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (68th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: First, Guidance [On] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha’s Methods (16th Short Section)
[Ref: #68 / 3.1.16]

Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an

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Related Text:

Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence

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