[107] Closely Contemplate Oneself And Others’ Bodies, To Cease Greedy Attachment For Mindfulness Of Buddha 谛观自他身,息贪爱念佛

[107] Closely Contemplate Oneself [And] Others’ Bodies, [To] Cease Greedy Attachment [For] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha


[The] meaning of that greed, [is when] seeing realms [of objects], then [with the] mind giving rise [to] attachment [and] joy. [This] desire realm’s sentient beings, [are] all due [to] lustful desires then born, [and] lustful desires [are] due [to] attachment then arising.


If able [to be] with one’s own body [and] others’ bodies, from [the] external to [the] internal, [with] each [and every] one [part] closely contemplated, then only seeing dirt, sweat, mucus, spittle, hair, nails, teeth, bones, flesh, pus, blood, faeces [and] urine, [to be] smelly like corpses, [and] dirty like toilets, who [will] for these objects, then give rise [to] greedy attachment?


[With] greedy attachment since ceased, then [will the] mind ground [be] pure. With [the] pure mind, [be] mindful [of the] Buddha’s name [i.e. Āmítuófó].


Like [that] sweet receiving harmonising, [and] like [that] white receiving colouring. With [the] causal ground’s mind, agreeing [with the] fruit ground’s awakening. [With] efforts halved [and] results doubled, [the] benefits [are] difficult [to] contemplate.

Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (First Compilation): Meanings [Of] Remedies [For] Anger [And] Others;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (107th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: Third, Clear Remedies [For] Habitual Tendencies (14th Short Section)
[Ref: #107 / 3.3.14]

Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an

Related Text:

Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence

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