Thus, [the] Dharma [Lotus] Flower Sūtra said, ‘[The] three realms [are] without peace, similar to [a] burning house. [With] all [kinds of] suffering fully filled, [it is] extremely terrifying.’
If not [with one’s negative] karma exhausted [and] attachments emptied, [having] severed confusions [to] realise [the] true, thus [is one] without hope of exiting these three realms.
So, thus only having [the] Pure Land Dharma Door, [that] only [needs one to be] complete [with] true Faith [and] sincere Aspiration, [to] uphold [the] Buddha’s name, [to] immediately [be] able [to] rely [upon the] Buddha’s power [of] loving-kindness, [to be] reborn [in his] Western [Pure Land].
Already [having] attained rebirth, thus entering [the] Buddha’s realm, [having the] same benefits [as the] Buddha.
[Of] ordinary beings’ attachments [and wrong] views [of being] enlightened, all [of] both [will] not arise.
[This is] thus [a] thousand [times] reliable, [and] ten thousand [times] secure, [of] ten thousand [people], not leaving out one, it [is the] Special Dharma Door.
[Being] suitable [for this] Dharma-Ending Age, abandoning this, [one is] without [another] method.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Preface [Of] ‘Fù Dàshì’s Biographical Record’
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an
Verses On Classification Of Teachings
Double Trouble Of The Evil Period & Dharma-Ending Age