Now is a [time when] the ways of the world [are with] great suffering [and] difficulties. Regardless [of the] rich [and] honoured, [or the] poor [and] lowly, [the] old [and] young, [or] males [and] females, all should recite [the] sacred names [of] ‘Námó Āmítuófó’ and ‘Námó Guānshìyīn Púsà’, with [them] to depend on [for] preventing disasters.
All [facing] wars, waters [and] fires, epidemics [and] locust [attacks], droughts [and] floods, bandits, robbers and all misfortunes of accidents, also [those with] hateful karma’s sicknesses [i.e. karmic obstacles’ sicknesses: 业障病], [with] enemies meeting [and] others, if able [to, with] utmost sincerity recite [the names of the Āmítuó]fó and Guānshìyīn [Púsà, they] definitely [are] able [to, with] encounters [of the] inauspicious, transform [them to be] auspicious.
That so-called by ‘fixed’ negative karma caused, also can be reduced and lightened, to not be as excessively intense.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Reply Letter [To] Layperson Zhōu Bóqiú)
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an