[35] Liberation From The Cycle Of Birth And Death, Does Not Care About Much 了生死,不在多


Of [the Pure Land Tradition’s 12th] Patriarch [Great Master] Chè[wù and [the 11th] Patriarch [Great Master] Xǐng[‘ān having] few writings, [these are] likewise of [their] personal wishes only. [That] good [and] bad of [their] path’s virtues, certainly [is] not with many [or] few writings, [by this] to be determined.


[As from] ancient [to] modern [times, the] Dharma Body [has been] manifesting, however [with] few words [and] lines, without that [of] writings [being] very many. Why must [there] be, in this aspect, giving rise [to] doubt?


[It] should [be] known [that] we, [if] desiring [to be] liberated [from the cycle of] birth [and] death, truly [does] not care [about] much, only [needing] singular true Faith [and] sincere Aspiration, [to have] mindfulness [of] Buddha [to] seek birth [in his] Western [Pure Land Of Ultimate Bliss is] enough.


Even if [with] plentiful study [that] exhausts [the] Great Treasury [Of Sūtras, it is] also no more than [to] accomplish this matter only.

Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an

Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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