[What] Must [Be] Cultivated [For] Pure Karma
[Of] all those cultivating pure karma, first, [they] must strictly uphold [the] pure precepts, second, [they] must give rise [to the] Bodhi Mind (Bodhicitta), [and] third, [they] must [be] complete [with] true Faith [and] Aspiration [to reach Pure Land].
[The] precepts are [the] foundation of all Dharma [teachings, the] Bodhi Mind is [the] chief commander of cultivating [the] path, [while] Faith [and] Aspiration are [the] leading guides of rebirth [in Pure Land].
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (Second Compilation): Pure Land’s Essential Pointers;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (63rd Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: First, Guidance [On] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha’s Methods (11th Short Section)
[Ref: #63 / 3.1.11]
Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an
Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence
Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!