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Asking About Power And Brightness 请问力明

沙门问佛: 何者多力?何者最明?
佛言:忍辱多力,不怀恶故,兼加安健。
忍者无恶,必为人尊。
心垢灭尽,净无瑕秽,是为最明。
未有天地,逮于今日,十方所有,
无有不见,无有不知,无有不闻,
得一切智,可谓明矣。

— 释迦牟尼佛
《四十二章经》: 第十五章

A Śramaṇa asked the Buddha, ‘What is with much power? What is the most bright?’
The Buddha said, ‘Patience with insults ha much power, not thinking of evil retaliation thus, simultaneously with added peace and strength. Those patient without evil, will definitely by people be honoured. With the mind’s defilements eradicated completely, pure and without flaws and defilements, is as the most bright. From when yet to have the heavens and earth, reaching to today, of all in the ten directions, without having that not seen, without having that not known, without having that not heard, attaining all-knowing wisdom, this can be called bright.’

— Śākyamuni Buddha
(Sūtra Of 42 Sections: 15th Section)

Please Be Mindful Of Your Speech, Namo Amituofo!

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