That said [about] mundane matters entangled [in], unable [to] break away from,
just when entangled, but able to not accordingly as transformed, thus is entanglement then broken free from.
Like [a] mirror reflecting [an] image, [when the] image comes, [it does] not reject [it, and when the] image leaves, [it does] not retain [it].
If not knowing this meaning, even [if] enabled [to] eliminate [all] mundane matters, [one will still be] without any [accomplishment in] everything.
Still [regarding] all [with a] scattered [and] deluded mind, entanglement [will be] firm, [thus] not able [to be] unaffected, [free and at ease].
Those [who] learn [to practise the] path, must [take things] as they are, and do [what should be done, to the] utmost [fulfilling] their parts.
As such, thus [even if] all day long, [with] mundane matters entangled, [they are] all day long, free [and] unfettered [to] external matters.
What is called, ‘[With] wholeheartedness, without abiding [anywhere, the] ten thousand situations [are] all leisurely, [with the] six dusts [of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touch and thoughts] not [feared or] harm[ful], returning [all] together, [to be motivation for practice towards] right awakening’, this [is] its meaning.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Reply letter to two laypersons Xú Yànrú and Yìrú
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an