[Of] all evils [do] not do [them, and of] all good practise [them].
Giving rise [to] one thought [that is] not [with the] right mind, [this] immediately is evil.
[There] must [be] cleansing [to] purify [the mind] completely, not saying [that only with the] doing of [an evil] matter, [is it] then as evil.
[For] all belonging [to the mind], managing [with] reverence [and] maintaining sincerity, hoping [to follow the] thoughts [of the] noble, [and] hoping [to follow the thoughts of the] virtuous, [this] immediately is good.
[There] must [be] extending, [to] enable that [from] within reaching without, completely [and] without defect.
Of [the] world’s great evils, none surpasses [that] of killing [of] lives [and] eating [of] meat.
If able [to be] free [to decide], immediately can [one] sever [from] meat.
Otherwise, [with the] mind giving rise [to] empathy, [do] not [have] greed [for] much eating [of meat].
[Of] worldly great good, none surpasses of oneself being mindful [of Amitābha] Buddha[‘s name: ‘Āmítuófó’, to] seek birth [in his] Western [Pure Land Of Ultimate Bliss], also [with] many kinds [of] skilful means, encouraging Fathers, Mothers, brothers, [sisters, husbands], wives, children, [other] family members, villagers, neighbours, relatives [and] friends, and all those with [karmic] affinity, [to] together [be] mindful [of] Buddha [to] seek birth [in his] Western [Pure Land].
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Reply letter to layperson Fóxīn)
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an