[Do] Not [Be] Inflexibly Attached [To] One Method [For] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha
[With] chasing peak [upholding recitation] easily receives sickness [as it is fast and exhausting if practised long].
[Of] loud, soft, vajrā [or] silent recitation, [this is] according [to] one’s vitality, [with] arbitrating then used.
How can [there be] inflexible attachment [to] one method, leading to receiving [of] sickness?
Following breathing [while reciting is] not as good as silent listening [as this conserves energy and further focuses the mind]. With following [that is] not well [done, this] also can receive sickness. [With] silent listening, [this] will not receive sickness.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (Third Compilation): Answers [To] Learner Huànxiū’s Questions;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (65th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: First, Guidance [On] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha’s Methods (13th Short Section)
[Ref: #65 / 3.1.13]
Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an
Answers To Learner Huànxiū’s Questions
Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence
Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!