一体遍缘   林钰堂

 

 

从因缘面看来
万象之成住坏灭皆随因缘而转
故曰
佛不渡无缘之有情

从性空面看来
万法不假因缘本自一体
是故
佛不起于座而能遍渡

佛之一体遍渡
端赖证入一体之实德

佛子虽尚未证入一体
当明一体遍缘之理
而时时刻刻长养
胸怀一切有情
心及十方三世之大度
更应戒慎
莫因计较利害而压抑菩提心
莫随私心好恶而扭曲菩提行
庶几不负佛恩
渐能融入无限之一体
使佛陀住世教化以救渡之大业
绵延无尽

                      二○一二年十月十一日
                      养和斋    于加州

 

Universal Connection in Oneness of All

 

Yutang Lin

 

 

Seeing from the aspect of causal conditions
The emerging, staying, decaying and perishing of phenomena
All depend on the shifting of causal conditions
Hence it is said that
Buddha cannot convert sentient beings that lack causal connections

Seeing from the aspect of Blank Essence
All things are originally in oneness
Without the need to have special causal conditions
Consequently it is known that
Buddha can save all sentient beings without leaving his throne

Buddha's universal salvation in oneness of all
All depends on genuine attainment of limitless oneness

Buddha's sons and daughters
Even though you have not realized such oneness
Should comprehend the reason of
Universal connection in oneness of all
And hence constantly cultivate the great and open mind
Of being mindful of all sentient beings
In all directions in the past, present and future
Furthermore you should stay vigilant lest
Bodhicitta is oppressed due to considerations of gains and losses
Bodhi activities are distorted to suit personal likes and dislikes
So that Buddha's grace will not become undeserved
And you will gradually merge into limitless oneness
Enabling the great career of Buddha's staying in this world
To grant salvation through teachings and conversions
To last and spread without ending

Written in Chinese and translated on October 11, 2012
El Cerrito, California