Hardship does not merely mean suffering; instead,
It is the yuan, the predestined condition that leads us to the Dharma.
Without any hardship, no one would seek the way of liberation,
Because of hardships, we do; therefore,
We should be grateful to the yinyuan of hardship.
From now on, whenever we encounter adverse situations,
Let’s look at it from a different angle, and remind ourselves to
Abhor the suffering Saha world, desire the Land of Ultimate Bliss.
Reinforce our faith in Amitabha Buddha, and
Be thankful for the hardship.
(Translated by the Pure Land School Translation Team;
edited by Kevin Orro (Fozhu))
Faith in, and acceptance of, Amitabha’s deliverance
Single-minded recitation of Amitabha’s name
Aspiration to rebirth in Amitabha’s Pure Land
Comprehensive deliverance of all sentient beings