[114] With Wisdom And Awareness Illuminate Mind-Nature 以智慧觉照心性

[114] With Wisdom [And] Awareness Illuminate Mind-Nature


Sentient beings’ one thought, with [the] Buddhas’ [are] not two. Due [to] confusion then, yet [to] awaken, then [with] complete wisdom [and] virtues’ forms, becoming afflictions [and evil] karmas’ suffering. [Their] minds originally are one, [with] confusion [and] awakening different, then [with] suffering [and] bliss different.


[With] this, know [that this] one thought’s mind-nature, originally is wisdom [and] meritorious virtues’ ocean. Due [to] afflictions obstructing, without wisdom illuminating completely, then entirely becoming afflictions [and evil] karmas’ suffering ocean.


Now with wisdom [and] awareness illuminating it, then immediately [will] afflictions [and evil] karmas’ suffering ocean, become wisdom [and] meritorious virtues’ ocean.


Thus [does the] Flower Adornment [i.e. Avataṃsaka] Sūtra say, ‘All sentient beings, [are] all complete [with] Thus Come [Ones’] wisdom [and] virtues’ forms, only because [of] false thoughts [and] attachment, then not [able to] realise [and] attain [them]. If departing [from] false thoughts, then [will] all-[knowing] wisdom [and] unobstructed wisdom, immediately [be] attained [and] manifest before [them].’

Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (Third Compilation): Reply Letter [To] Chén Fēiqīng;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (114th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: Third, Clear Remedies [For] Habitual Tendencies (21st Short Section)
[Ref: #114 / 3.3.21]

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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