[To] enter [the] path [to Buddhahood, there are] many [Dharma] doors, only [with the] person’s inclination [and] interest, [is it] without one fixed method.
That one fixed [method to enter all Dharma doors, is] called sincerity, [also] called reverence.
[Of] these two matters, even if exhausting [the] future’s limit, all Buddhas [who] arise [in the] world, [are] all not able [to] change [them].
Yet we, as [spiritually] barren ground’s ordinary beings, desiring [to] suddenly eradicate [all] karmic burdens, [to] swiftly realise non-birth, [if] not devoting efforts on them, for example, [are like] trees without roots, yet desiring [to be] lush, birds without wings, yet desiring [to] fly. [How] can that [be] attained?
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
First reply letter to Master Hóngyī
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an