‘Although the methods for dedication [of meritorious virtues (merits)] vary, there must however, be with dedication for [birth in Amitabha Buddha’s (Amituofo)] Pure Land, as this is the only one most wonderful method, with no second one.
With [your] other great vows,
not being born in Pure Land [but back in Samsara],
every difficulty [might] be accomplished.*
If born in Pure Land
there are no vows that cannot be accomplished.
With this reason, all created meritorious virtues, even if with other hopes, also must, again, be dedicated for [birth in] Pure Land.’
* Every kind of difficulty can manifest in Samsara (the present cycle of birth and death) since this is where all kinds of negative karma can manifest to obstruct fulfilment of vows – which will be forgotten in the next life due to forgetting of ALL Dharma learnt in past lives.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yinguang
Reply letter to ‘foolish monastic(s) and layperson(s)’