[For] mindfulness [of] Buddha, [if] desiring [to] attain wholeheartedness, [there] must [be] giving rise [to the] true mind, [to be] for liberation [from the cycle of] birth [and] death, not for attaining [the] world’s people [to] call me [with the] name of [having] true cultivation [of] practice.
When mindful, [there] must [be with] word [to] word [and] line [to] line [of the Buddha’s name: Āmítuófó (阿弥陀佛)], from [the sincere] mind then emitting, from [the] mouth then exiting, from [the] ears then entering.
[With] one line thus, hundred, thousand [and] ten thousand lines also thus.
[If] able [to do] thus, then [will] false [i.e. stray] thoughts [be] without cause [to] then arise, [while the] mind [and the] Buddha naturally can agree [with] each other [to correspond].
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Reply Letter [To] Zhōu Qúnzhēng)
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an