[36] Become A Person Of Great Character, A Great Guiding Teacher Of All Sentient Beings 作大丈夫,众生之大导师


Now, for [you] those sent, [is] one volume [of] ‘Ānshì’s Complete Book’, imploring [you to], in [the] one section [of] ‘My Seventeen Lives As [A] Scholar-Official’s notes and proofs, furthermore [with] ‘Ten Thousand Goodnesses’ First Provision’, ‘[From] Desires’ Ocean Returning [From] Madness’ [and] ‘Western Return’s Direct Pointers’, [in] each book’s part [with] questions [and] answers [for] recognising [and removing] confusions, detailedly study [and] read [them], then not leading to yourself having yourself regarded as [a] person of no roots.


Although temporarily living [for] several decades [of] years, once dead, then eliminated [to be] non-existent, how can it be this pitiful [to the] extreme? If knowing [that the] body dies, yet [the] consciousness [does] not cease, then it is long life too, far more than [the] heavens [being] long [and the] earth [being] lasting.


If willing [to] practise, [to] seek birth [in the] Western [Pure Land Of Ultimate Bliss], then exhausting [the] future’s limit, becoming [a] great guiding teacher of all sentient beings, how can [you] not [be an] outstanding person [of] great character?

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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