Mindfulness [Of] Buddha’s Essential Method
When [practising] mindfulness [of the] Buddha[‘s name (Āmítuófó), there] must [be] gathering [in of the] ears [to] attentively listen, [to] each word [and] each line, not letting [any] pass in vain. As time goes by, [the] body [and] mind [will] unify [as] one.
[As this] one method of listening, [is] truly mindfulness [of] Buddha’s essential method, regardless [of] which person, [all are able to] equally have benefits without harm, [with] meritorious virtues [that are] extremely profound.
[This is] unlike visualisation [and] other methods, [with] those knowing [this] method then attaining benefits, [and] those not knowing [this] method [with] many bearing losses.
Therefore, [there] must not [be] leading of people [who do] not know [the] teachings’ principles, [who do] not understand [their] nature’s essence, [to] cultivate visualisation [and] other methods.
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (Second Compilation): Second Reply Letter [To] Liú Huìmín;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (55th Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: First, Guidance [On] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha’s Methods (3rd Short Section)
[Ref: #55 / 3.1.3]
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an
Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence
Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!