Verses [On] Pure Affinity
[When] encountering [a] ghost, scolding [with] coarse words, [this with the] angry mind creates evil karma. With [the] ghost forming evil affinity, [the] ghost’s mind likewise can [become] angry.
[This is] not as good as [being] mindful [of] Āmítuófó, [to] protect oneself [and] form pure affinity. With Faith sincerely mindful [of the] Buddha, definitely attains [the] Buddha’s blessings [for] protection.
If [with] mindfulness [but] without connection [for] response, [this] is [with] one’s Faith yet [to be] sincere. [One] must not irresponsibly slander [the] Buddha, [by] nonsensically saying [he is] not efficacious.
[If] desiring [to] give rise [to] even more Faith, [there] must [be] sincere learning and mindfulness. [When] having doubts quickly requesting teachings, sincere Faith definitely [will be] able [to] arise.