Cultivation [Is] With Precepts’ Practice [With] Sincerity [And] Respect As Foundation
All Buddhist matters, [are] together with precepts’ practice, [with] sincerity [and] respect as foundation.
If precepts’ practice [is] diligent [and] strict, sincerity [and] respect [will be] profound [and] utmost.
Then [will the] Triple Gem [and] all heavenly [beings], all for [you, offer] help [and] protection.
Otherwise, [of] boundless Dharma power, [there will be] none of [you] able [to] connect [to it].
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Treatise [On With] Wholehearted Sincerity Then Obtaining True Benefits)
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an
Those Of The Great Vehicle Must Not Look Down On The Small Vehicle’s Teachings