[90] With Mindfulness Of Āmítuófó As Main Practice And Guānyīn Púsà As Supportive Practice 以念佛为主,念观音为助

[90] With Mindfulness [Of Āmítuó]fó As Main [Practice And] Guānyīn [Púsà] As Supportive [Practice]


[As] Contemplator [Of The World’s] Sounds [Bodhisattva’s] sacred name [i.e. Guān(shì)yīn Púsà (观[世]音菩萨)], [is] thus nowadays’ great reliance [for eliminating disasters, there] should [be] encouraging [of] all people [to be] mindful [of her name].


If [there are] those cultivating pure karma, other than mindfulness [of the] Buddha’s [name] [i.e. Āmítuófó (阿弥陀佛)], [they can] also [be] mindful [of her name].


[Of] people yet [to] give rise [to] Aspiration [for birth in Pure Land], then enable [them to have] focused mindfulness [of her name, as they are] with that wish for receiving [the Bodhisattva] Mahāsattva’s [protective] cover, then [for] eliminating disasters only.


Waiting [for] their faithful minds [to have] already arisen, then again [encouraging] with mindfulness [of the] Buddha as [the] Main [Practice, and] mindfulness [of] Guānyīn [Púsà] as [a] Supportive [Practice].


However, [those with] mindfulness [of] Guānyīn [Púsà, to] seek birth [in the] Western [Pure Land Of Ultimate Bliss], likewise can fulfil [this] Aspiration.

Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (Third Compilation): Reply Letter [To] Zhōu Bóqiú;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (90th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: Second, Encouragement [To] Also [Be] Mindful [Of] Guānyīn (9th Short Section)
[Ref: #90 / 3.2.9]

Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an

Related Text:

Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence

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