Verse Of Wholehearted Mindfulness Of Buddha
Only using the mouth to recite is yet to gather in the mind,
only using the ears to listen is yet to be single-minded.
Only using the mind to recite is yet to be wholehearted,
there must be mindfulness when both reciting and listening.
Verse Of Resolution To Be Mindful
If the mind is not able to be mindful,
be resolute to make the mind mindful.
With the mind resolute to be mindful,
the mind will be able to be mindful.
Verse Of When Amituofo Receives & Guides
If for one, up to ten or more thoughts mindful of his name,
if for one, up to seven or more days mindful of his name,
when complete with true faith and sincere aspiration,
is when Amituofo comes to receive and guide to his Pure Land.
Verse Of Giving Rise To Great Vow
With deep faith in Amituofo,
and his forty-eight vows,
through this Buddha’s great vows,
vow to be born in his Pure Land.
Verse Of Might As Well Be Mindful Of Buddha
Since not being mindful also gives rise to thoughts,
one might as well give rise to mindfulness of Buddha.
Even if difficult to be mindful, one should still be mindful,
as not being mindful gives rise to stray thoughts.
Verse Of Way To Settle The Mind
Peacefully give rise to faith and aspiration,
to peacefully abide on the Buddha’s name.
Peacefully cultivating the path thus,
[the Land Of] Peace And Bliss will surely be reached.
Verse Of Uninterrupted Buddha Mindfulness
Verbal recitation expresses mental mindfulness,
with silent recitation too, the mind is mindful.
Without outer sound, yet in the mind is its sound,
with the uninterrupted sound of the Buddha’s name.
Verse Of One Thought Subdue Ten Thousand
As in each moment there is only one thought,
with one pure thought subdue each stray thought.
If in each moment there is only one thought of Buddha,
with Buddha’s name subdued are ten thousand thoughts.
Verse Of All Buddhas’ Mindful Protection
Those who hear the Amitabha Sutra,
and cultivate mindfulness of Buddha,
will attain all Buddhas’ mindful protection,
also attaining non-retrogression for Buddhahood.
Verse For Swift Accomplishment Of Buddhahood
If now giving rise to the aspiration,
to be born in the Land Of Ultimate Bliss,
all will attain non-retrogression,
for the path to accomplish Buddhahood.
Verse Of Eight Attainments From Mindfulness Of Buddha
With mindfulness of Buddha with faith and aspiration thus,
attained is wholeheartedness without being scattered.
With wholeheartedness without being scattered thus,
attained is Amituofo’s appearance before one.
With Amituofo’s appearance before one thus,
attained is the mind that is not inverted.
With the mind that is not inverted thus,
attained is birth in the Land Of Ultimate Bliss.
With birth in the Land Of Ultimate Bliss thus,
attained are the three non-retrogressions.
With the three non-retrogressions thus,
attained is swift accomplishment as a Bodhisattva.
With swift accomplishment as a Bodhisattva thus,
attained is wide deliverance of sentient beings.
With wide deliverance of sentient beings thus,
attained is swift accomplishment as a Buddha.
Verse Of Much Good Roots & Blessed Virtues
Those called good men and good women,
aspiring to attain the fruit of birth in the Land Of Ultimate Bliss,
should not be with few good roots as causes,
should not be with few blessed virtues as conditions.
With much mindfulness of Buddha grows good roots,
with mindfulness of Buddha much, good roots are much.
With much mindfulness of Buddha accumulates blessed virtues,
with mindfulness of Buddha much, blessed virtues are much.
Verse Of Single-Minded Intention
Those with triple thoughts and double intentions,
have yet to be with single-minded thought and intention.
Those with single-minded thought and intention,
are with wholehearted thought and intention.
Verse Of Non-Scatteredness & Non-Inversion
Wholehearted mindfulness of Buddha is the cause,
and the mind’s attainment of non-scatteredness is the fruit.
Wholeheartedness without being scattered is the cause,
and the mind not being inverted is the fruit.
Verse On Wholeheartedness Without Being Scattered
To enable attainment of wholeheartedness without being scattered,
one should practise wholehearted and continual mindfulness of Buddha.
Having gathered the scattered mind thus,
attained is the mind that is not scattered.
Verse Of Amituofo & His Pure Land
From here to the West,
a hundred thousand kotis of lands away,
is Amitabha Buddha,
and his Land Of Ultimate Bliss.
Verse On Land Of Ultimate Bliss
The Land Of Ultimate Bliss’ beings,
are without the many kinds of suffering,
only experiencing all kinds of bliss,
which is why it is named Ultimate Bliss.
Verse On Immeasurable Buddhas
is ‘Immeasurable Buddhas,’
also the Buddha Of Immeasurable Light
and Immeasurable Life.
Verse Of Ease Of Mindfulness Of Triple Gem
In this Saha World, not often seen are Buddhas, Dharma and Sangha，
thus not easy to be continually mindful of Buddhas, Dharma and Sangha.
In the Land Of Ultimate Bliss, often seen are Buddhas, Dharma and Sangha，
thus naturally and constantly mindful of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Verse Of Ultimately Blissful Birth
The unsurpassable wonderful Land Of Ultimate Bliss,
is where great Bodhisattvas and Arhats are all born,
great gods and ghosts too aspire to be born there,
while only foolish men and women not aspire for birth there.
Verse Of All Immeasurable Buddhas’ Exhortation
The ten directions’ immeasurable Buddhas,
urge and invite the ten directions’ immeasurable beings,
to have faith in, to receive Amituofo’s profound meritorious virtues,
mindfully protecting all beings to attain birth in his Pure Land.
Verse On Faith Despite Difficulty As The Most Precious
This human rebirth that is difficult to attain is now attained,
the Buddha’s teachings that are difficult to hear are now heard.
As the Dharma door of mindfulness of Buddha is even more difficult to attain,
being able to believe it, which is difficult to believe in, is the most precious,
Verse Of Difficult & Easy Path Of Practice
As mindfulness of Buddha is the easy path of practice,
it is a teaching extremely difficult to have faith in.
Without faith, the path of practice is thus difficult,
with faith, the path of practice is thus easy.
Verse Of Self & Other-Power
Mindfulness of Buddha must be with the two powers,
of self-power and other-power.
With self-powered faith, aspiration and practice,
that combines with other-powered aspiration and practice.