[This] one method [of] mindfulness [of] Buddha, [is] only [for] those, [who] allow [their] egotistical [or arrogant] knowledge [and] views [to] die [away, who are] then able [to] attain [its] benefits.
[Even] despite [having] wisdom [that is the] same [as] noble ones, [one] should set [it] all aside from consideration.
With this one line [of Amitābha] Buddha’s name [i.e. Āmítuófó], regarded as this life’s original ‘destiny’ [for realising self-nature], vow [to] seek rebirth [in his Pure Land].
Even if enabled [to], with death met [and] compelled, enabling you [to] change [your course of] action, likewise not able to attain [so, by remaining steadfast].
Such [are] then considered as intelligent people, [who are] then able [to] attain true benefits.
Otherwise, due [to having] much ‘knowledge’ [and] many views, [they are] not able [to] resolve [many] doubts.
[This is] instead not as good as those earnest[ly sincere] persons without any knowledge, for easier attaining [of] benefits.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(First reply letter to layperson Zhuō Zhìlì)
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an