How To Break Free From Entanglements In Mundane Matters?
That said [about] mundane matters’ entanglements, those unable [to] break away from, just when entangled, [if] only able [to] not follow them [to be] transformed, thus immediately, [are] entanglements then broken away from.
Like [a] mirror reflecting [an] image, [when the] image comes, not rejecting [it, and when the] image goes, not retaining [it].
If not knowing this meaning, even if rid of mundane matters, once without everything, still [regarding] all [with a] scattered [and] deluded mind, [with] entanglements firm, [thus] not able [to be] unaffected, [free and at ease].
Of people [who] learn [the] path, [they] must [be in their] original positions [to] then practise, [to the] utmost [fulfilling] their parts.
Thus then, [even if] all day [with] mundane matters entangled, [they are] all day free [and] unfettered [to] things outside.
[Of] that called, ‘[With] wholeheartedness, without abiding [anywhere, the] ten thousand situations [are] together tranquil, [with the] six dusts [of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touches and thoughts] not loathed, also [the] same [as] Right Awakening’, this [is] that said.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (First Compilation): Reply Letter [To] Xú Yànrú [And] Yìrú;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (112th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: Third, Clear Remedies [For] Habitual Tendencies (19th Short Section)
[Ref: #112 / 3.3.19]
Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an
Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence
With Sincere Wholeheartedness, Like A Child Recollecting The Mother, With Faith And Aspiration Be Mindful Of Buddha
Without Confusion And Laziness, Without Moving Gather The Mind