Wholehearted Mindfulness Of The Buddha Is Cultivation Of Precepts, Concentration And Wisdom
All that the Great Treasury Of Sūtras explain, is no more than the Precepts, Concentration and Wisdom only…
These Precepts, Concentration and Wisdom are then the Dharma Door Of Mindfulness Of Buddha. How so?
Precepts are thus for preventing wrongs as its meaning. If able to wholeheartedly be mindful of the Buddha, with all evils not daring to enter, then are Precepts upheld.
Concentration is thus for eliminating scatteredness as its meaning. If wholeheartedly mindful of the Buddha, with the mind without different conditions, then is Concentration cultivated.
Wisdom is thus for clear reflection as its meaning. If contemplating the Buddha’s name’s sound (Āmítuófó: 阿弥陀佛), with word by word distinct and clear, also contemplating the ability to be mindful and that mindful of, are all unattainable, then is Wisdom realised.
Like this mindful of the Buddha, then is with the Precepts, Concentration and Wisdom too. Why must there be following of texts to chase words one by one, to read this treasury of sūtras?
Pure Land Tradition’s 8th Patriarch Great Master Liánchí
(Essential Words Of Guidance On Reading The Treasury)
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an
Verses On Threefold Learning
With the Threefold Learning cure the Three Poisons: with Precepts and Generosity cure Greedy Desires, with Concentration and Compassion cure Hatred and Anger, and with Wisdom cure Ignorance and Delusion.
With mindfulness of Buddha cultivate the Threefold Learning: with his Pure Light cure Greed, with his Joyful Light cure Hatred, and with his Wisdom Light cure Delusion.
Amitābha Buddha: The Twelve Lights’ Thus Come One’s Power Of Blessings