[As much as possible], from [the] mind within untainted [by] a [speck of the] dust [of defilements, with profound Faith and sincere Aspiration], uphold [the] great [and] sacred name [of] ten thousand virtues [i.e. ‘Āmítuófó’].
Perhaps verbally or silently, without stray [thoughts and] without interruption.
[This] will enable recitation [to] arise from [the] mind, [with its] sound entering from [the] ears, word [by] word distinct [and] clear, [with] line [after] line not [being] scattered.
For a long time [practising thus, this] naturally accomplishes [the skill of having] fragmented [mindfulness] joining together [as one].
Personally realising Samādhi [From] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha, self-known [is the] Western [Pure Land’s] style [of] Chán.
[This] is with Guān[shì]yīn [Bodhisattva’s] skill of reversing hearing [to] hear self-nature, [to] cultivate [Dà]shìzhì [Bodhisattva’s] pure karma of gathering in [the] six roots, [for] pure mindfulness [in continuous] succession.
[As this] is Pure Land yet [also] Chán [practice], what [is more] wonderful as a result?
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Letter to Hǎi Yángù’s Mother Madam Xú)
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an
Verse On Two Penetrations
Chán & Pure Land’s Dual Cultivation In The Perfect Penetration Via Mindfulness Of Buddha