Verse On One Method
[As] Āmítuófó [is the]
great name [of all] 10,000 [meritorious] virtues,
[the] one method [of] upholding [his] name
completely gathers [all] 10,000 methods
[of practice for Buddhahood].
On upholding [the] name [of Āmítuófó (阿弥陀佛), Amitā(bha)] Buddha [has] immeasurable [meritorious] virtues. Now only [with his] four-worded name [recited sincerely, this is a] sufficient and complete [practice]. With [Ā]mítuó[fó] being the same as [this] entire wholeheartedness, [the] mind includes all [his] virtues [similarly].
Eternity, Bliss, Self, Purity, Original Awakening, Actualised Awakening, True Suchness, Buddha-nature, Bodhi [and] Nirvāṇa, [these] thousands [of] millions [of] names, [are] all [in] this one name, [as] gathered without [that] not complete. Those [who] focus [upon] upholding [it, as] sentient beings learning [to be] Buddhas, [they] likewise [will] have immeasurable practice methods.
Now only upholding [the] name, [this] one method [is] sufficient and complete, with upholding [the] name being the same as upholding this one mind, [with the] mind complete [with a] hundred practices, [the] Four [Noble] Truths, Six Perfections and even [the] 84,000 Ganges’ sands’ dust motes, [of] all practice doors, [as] gathered without [that] not complete, thus [is this method] named [as] easy [and] feasible.
Pure Land Tradition’s 8th Patriarch Great Master Liánchí
([The] Commentary [And] Summary [On The] Sūtra [In Which The] Buddha Speaks [Of] Amitā[bha Buddha])
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an