However, since mindful [of] Buddha [for] seeking birth [in his] Western [Pure Land, there] must [be] giving rise [to the] mind [of] loving-kindness [and] compassion, [to] practise matters [with] skilful means [to help others do the same].
Extinguishing greed, hatred [and] delusion, abstaining [from] killing, stealing, sexual [misconduct and lying, and to] self-benefit [and] benefit others, [this] then accords [with the] Buddha’s wish [of what we should do].
Otherwise, [with our] minds and [the] Buddha’s contradicting, [the] path [of] connection [for] response [will be] separated [from].
Only planting [a] future cause, [it will be] difficult [to] obtain [the] present fruit [of being born in Pure Land].
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Treatise [On The] Pure Land Dharma Door’s Universal Coverage [Of The] Three Roots)
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an