[42] Give Rise To The Decisive Mind For Rebirth In Pure Land 发决定心往生净土

[42] Give Rise [To The] Decisive Mind [For] Rebirth [In] Pure Land


[There] must [be] giving rise [of the] decisive mind, [when] approaching [life’s] end, [with the] decisive desire [for] rebirth [in the] Western [Pure Land Of Ultimate Bliss (西方极乐世界)].


Moreover, not speaking [of the] bodies of busy mediocre persons, not wishing [to] again receive [them]. Even [what] are called human [and] heavenly kings’ bodies, and [those] leaving [the] household [life to] be monastics, [who] once hear [the Dharma have a] thousand awakenings, attain great dhāraṇīs, [and] greatly propagate [the] Dharma [to] transform, [of these] high monastics’ bodies that universally benefit sentient beings, also seeing them [to be] like poisonous thistles [and] transgressions’ lairs, decisively not giving rise [to the] mind of one thought [with the] desire [to] receive [them].


Thus decisive, then [will the] Faith, Aspiration [and] Practice of oneself, then [be] able [to] connect [to the] Buddha [Āmítuófó (阿弥陀佛)]. [The] vows of [the] Buddha, [are] then able [to] gather [and] receive [one].


[With] connection [and] response [for] mutual interaction, receiving [the] Buddha’s reception [and] guidance, directly ascend [the] nine grades, [to] forever exit [from] rebirth.

Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (First Compilation): Third Reply Letter [To] Gāo Shàolín;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (42nd Short Section): 2nd [Chapter]: Good Faith [And] Aspiration True [And] Sincere: 3rd [Sub-Chapter]: Encouragement [To Have] Complete Faith [And] Aspiration (1st Short Section)
[Ref: #42 / 2.3.1]

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

Related Text:

Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence

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