Verse On Cause & Effect
[With] mindfulness [of] Buddha as cause, this mind becomes Buddha. [With] accomplishment [of] Buddhahood as effect, this mind is Buddha.
Verse On Mindfulness For Accomplishment
Those now [with] mindfulness [of] Buddha [here, are] born [in his] Western [Pure Land to] see [the] Buddha. Learning [from the] Buddha [personally, with further] mindfulness [of] Buddha [there], directly [and] swiftly accomplishing Buddhahood.
[Note: The two lines are on the two stages of mindfulness of Buddha. The first line is on ordinary beings (凡夫) here. The second line is on those who have reached Pure Land. Being an essential practice, even noble ones (圣者) such as Great Bodhisattvas (大菩萨) in Pure Land continue to practise mindfulness of Buddha. With perfection of it is attainment of Buddhahood. Further learning from the Buddha directly in his perfect school with ideal schoolmates guarantees the swiftest progress.]
The Meaning Of ‘This Mind Becomes Buddha, And This Mind Is Buddha’