Mindfulness [Of] Buddha Must [Have] Dedication [Of Its Meritorious Virtues]
[With] mindfulness [of the] Buddha[‘s name (Āmítuófó), [then having] dedication [of its meritorious virtues, there] must not [be] partial neglecting [of either].
Dedication then [is] that giving rise of Faith [and] Aspiration, [as] expressed from [the] mouth.
However, dedication [is] only suitable at night recitation [practice’s] end, and [in the] day within, [having] mindfulness [of] Buddha [and] recitation [of] sūtras, after [they] end, [then] practising it.
[With] mindfulness [of] Buddha from dawn till dusk uninterrupted, [with] this mind within only complete [with the] thought of Aspiration [for] birth [in Pure Land, this] then is [to have] constant dedication.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (First Compilation): Fourth Reply Letter [To A] Certain Yǒngjiā Layperson;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (77th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: First, Guidance [On] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha’s Methods (25th Short Section)
[Ref: #77 / 3.1.25]
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an
Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence