[52] If The Child Returns The Mind, The Parent Will Definitely Gather And Receive 子若回心,亲必摄受

[52] If [The] Child Returns [The] Mind, [The] Parent [Will] Definitely Gather [And] Receive


[It is] really because [the] Buddha [Āmítuófó (阿弥陀佛)] sees [each] sentient being, similar to [his] only child.


For those good following [him, he is] certainly able [to be with] loving-kindness nurturing [them]. For those evil going against [him, he] doubly gives rise [to] sympathy [for them].


[A] child, if returning [the] mind towards [the] parent, [the] parent [will] definitely extend compassion [to] gather [and] receive [him or her].


Also again, sentient beings’ mind-nature, [is] with [the] Buddhas’ not two. Due [to] confusions departing [from it] thus, giving rise [to] delusions [to] create [evil] karmas, confining [and] concealing [their] original minds, not able [to] clearly manifest [them].


If able [to have] one thought returning light [within, this is] directly [the] same [as] clouds dispersing, [with the] moon appearing. [Their] nature [is] originally never lost, [like the] moon belonging [to that] inherently existing.


Thus attaining [those] passionate defilements passing kalpas, [to be with] one thought suddenly severed. Also like [a] thousand-year-[long] dark room, [with] one lamp immediately brightened.

Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (First Compilation): Southern Five-Terraces [Mountains’] Western Forest Hut’s Record;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (52nd Short Section): 2nd [Chapter]: Good Faith [And] Aspiration True [And] Sincere: 3rd [Sub-Chapter]: Encouragement [To Have] Complete Faith [And] Aspiration (11th Short Section)
[Ref: #52 / 2.3.11]

Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an

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Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence

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