[With] Wholehearted Mindfulness [Of] Buddha, [Those] Not Awakened Likewise [Can Be] Born [In Pure Land]
Desiring [to be] born [in Āmítuófó’s] Pure Land, [there] must first [be] clear recognition [of its] objective.
Common practices, [are] without [those] not with awakening as hope, yet [on] awakening, [this] one matter, [it is] likewise not very easy [to attain].
If knowing [the] Pure Land [teachings’] objective, definitely not expecting [to be] awakened [here].
If not emphasising [on] Faith [and] Aspiration, [those] awakened [are] likewise difficult [to be] liberated.
If able [to] wholeheartedly [be] mindful [of the] Buddha, [those] not awakened likewise can [be] reborn [there].
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
(Reply Letter [To] Layperson Fāng Jiāfàn)
[If able to be reborn in Pure Land, definitely attainingawakening and accomplishing of Buddhahood.]
Namo Amituofo : Translation and note by Shen Shi’an