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送佛送到西天《俗语佛源》
比喻做好事要做到底,决不半途而废。西天,指印度。印度古称天竺,在中国的西边,故称西天。印度是佛祖释迦牟尼的故乡,故俗语云“送佛送到西天”。又,西天亦指阿弥陀佛所教化的西方极乐世界。两释皆可通。清·王光有《吴下谚联》卷四:“送佛送到西天。佛自西天来,二千年与此矣。”又如《儿女英雄传》第九回:“姐姐原是为救安公子而来,如今自然‘送佛送到西天’。”也作“有心送佛送到西天”。如草明《一个私塾教师》:“好,有心送佛送到西天,我就打算挨饿也要在这世界里给人们讲圣贤故事。”(李明权)
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