[70] Mindfulness Of Buddha Is Like Taking Āgada Medicine 念佛如服阿伽陀药

[70] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha [Is] Like Taking Āgada Medicine


[With] mindfulness [of the] Buddha[‘s name (Āmítuófó) for] practice, [this is] like taking medicine thus.


[If] able [to] understand [the] teachings’ principles, like gathering knowledge [of] sicknesses’ causes, medicinal properties [and] pulse’s status, then able [to] take [the] medicine, [to have] so-called self-benefitting [and] benefitting [of] others, [of] good, nothing [is] greater [than] this.


If not able [to do] thus, only willing [to] take [what in] previous times, that formulated Āgada medicine, [this] likewise can heal sicknesses. Likewise can this medicine, enable all people taking [it, to be] with healing [from] sicknesses.


Only obtaining [the medicine to] heal sicknesses, certainly not needing [to be] with yet [to] know sicknesses’ causes, medicinal properties [and] pulse status as regret.

Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (Second Compilation): Reply Letter [To] Layperson [With] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (70th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: First, Guidance [On] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha’s Methods (18th Short Section)
[Ref: #70 / 3.1.18]

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

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Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence

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