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Dedication To All Sentient Beings Does Not Lose Personal Benefits 回向一切众生不失自利

回向一切众生不失自利
[79] Dedication [To] All Sentient Beings [Does] Not Lose Personal Benefits

回向发愿心,谓以己念佛功德,回向法界一切众生,悉皆往生西方。若有此心,功德无量。

[The] mind [of] dedication [with] giving rise [of] Aspiration, [is] called [to be] with one’s mindfulness [of] Buddha’s meritorious virtues, dedicated [to the] Dharma Realm’s all sentient beings, [to] all [be] reborn [in the] Western [Pure Land Of Ultimate Bliss]. If having this mind, [the] meritorious virtues [are] immeasurable.

若只为己一人念,则心量狭小,功德亦狭小矣。

If only for oneself one person reciting, then [with the] mind’s capacity [being] narrow [and] small, [the] meritorious virtues [will be] likewise narrow [and] small.

譬如一灯,只一灯之明。若肯转燃,则百千万亿无量无数灯,其明盖不可喻矣,而本灯固无所损也。

For example, one lamp only [has the] brightness of one lamp. If willing [to in] turn light [others], then [can there be a] hundred, thousand, ten thousand, hundred million, immeasurable [and] innumerable lamps, [with] their brightness, because [of this, that] cannot [be] compared, yet [with the] original lamp certainly without that diminished.

世人不知此义,故止知自私自利,不愿人得其益。

[The] world’s people, not knowing this meaning, thus only know [about being] selfish [for their] personal benefits, not aspiring [to let other] people attain their benefits.

净土宗十三祖印光大师
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
《印光法师文钞》(三编):复章道生书;
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (Third Compilation): Reply Letter [To] Zhāng Dàoshēng;
印光大师文钞菁华录(第七十九则):三、示修持方法:甲、示念佛方法(第二十七则)
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (79th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: First, Guidance [On] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha’s Methods (27th Short Section)
[Ref: #79 / 3.1.27]

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

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《印光大师文钞菁华录》
Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence
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