As [the] Buddha told King Bimbisāra, ‘[A] person [who had] accumulated good practices, dies without evil thoughts, like [a] tree [to the] West leaning, [with] falling definitely [and] accordingly [to the] West.’
If [the] wind [of] knives’ [pain from wind element when dying] once arrives, [a] hundred [kinds of] suffering assemble [upon the] body. If former [good] practices [were] not embraced, how can mindfulness [be] accomplished?
[There] should also [be] friends [with the] same aspiration, [of] five, [four or] three, gathering together [to] speak [of the] essential [teachings], when approaching life’s end, one after another offering guidance for understanding, for reciting Āmítuófó’s name, aspiring [for] birth in [his Land Of] Peace [And] Bliss, [with] sound after sound, one after another, [to] enable accomplishing [of] ten thoughts.
For example, like [a] wax seal printing [with ink] paste, [when the] seal [is] damaged, [the] text [is] formed. When this life ends, [it] is immediately when [there is] birth [in the Land Of] Peace [And] Bliss. Once entering [the] Definite Right Assembly [bound for Buddhahood without retrogression], what is there [to] worry [about]?
Great Master Tánluán
(Brief Treatise [On] Meaning [Of The] Pure Land [Of] Peace [And] Bliss)
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an