[With That] Coming Not Calculating In Advance, [With That] Going Not Remaining Attached
[If] desiring [to] enable true knowledge [to be] revealed [and to] appear, [there] should [be], for everyday use, [in that] said [and] done, constant giving rise [of] awareness [and] illumination.
Not enabling all emotions [and] thoughts [that] violate reason [i.e. principles], [to] temporarily sprout in [the] mind. Constantly enabling your mind, [to be] empty [and] bright [with] thorough understanding.
Like [a] mirror on [a] stand, following [the] circumstances [with] reflections appearing. Only reflecting [the] front’s circumstances, not following [those] circumstances [to be] transformed. [With that] beautiful [and] ugly [being] from those [circumstances], with me, [they have] what relevance?
[With that] coming not calculating in advance, [and with that] going not remaining attached. If perhaps emotions [and] thoughts [that] violate reason, have slight sprouting, [there] should immediately [be], with strictness remedying, [with their] extermination enabled [to be] complete.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (First Compilation): Liǎofán’s Four Lessons’ Preface;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (113th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: Third, Clear Remedies [For] Habitual Tendencies (20th Short Section)
[Ref: #113 / 3.3.20]
Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an
Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence