[With] Wholehearted Mindfulness [Of] Buddha, Not Craving Connection [For] Response
[When] within retreats exerting efforts, [it] should [be] with focused diligence [to be] single-minded as [the] main [priority].
[The] mind, if really attaining whole[heartedness], naturally has inconceivable perception [of] connection.
When yet [to attain] whole[heartedness], before that, [there] must not [be], with [an] irritable [and] hasty mind, [to] first seek perception [of] connection.
[With] wholeheartedness, after that, [this] definitely has perception [of] connection, [and with] perception [of] connection, then [will the] mind [be] even more pure [and] wholehearted.
[This is] so-called, ‘[A] bright mirror supported [on its] stand, [when] encountering forms thus reflect, [with those] numerous [and] disorderly naturally [being] others, what [do they have to] do with me?’
[With the] mind yet [to be] whole[hearted], yet urgently seeking perception [of] connection, immediately [with] this mind of seeking perception [of] connection, [this] then is cultivation [of the] path’s foremost great obstacle.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (First Compilation): Second Letter To Great Master Hóngyī;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (150th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: Fifth, Reviews [On] Practices’ Each Method (13th Short Section)
[Ref: #150 / 3.5.13]
Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an
Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence