Where [the] Pure Land Dharma door supremely transcends all Dharma doors, [is] at [its] reliance [upon Amitābha] Buddha’s power [for maximum spiritual support and benefits].
The rest [of the other] Dharma doors, all [only] rely [upon] Self-power.
How can [limited] Self-power and Buddha’s [immeasurable Other-]power [be] side by side discussed, [as if they are equal]?
This [is] cultivation [of the] Pure Land Dharma door’s most important ‘pass’ [to know and cross].
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Reply letter to layman Chén Huìxīn)
Namo Amituofo: Translated by Shen Shi’an