[With The] Focused Mind [Have] Devoted Cultivation [Of The] Pure Land Dharma Door
Having these many books, [with the] Pure Land [teachings’] all meanings, [they] can [be] gathered [and] known. Even if not completely reading many sūtras, [this] has what that [is] lacking?
If not knowing [the] Pure Land Dharma Door, even if enabled [to] deeply enter [the] sūtra treasury, [to] thoroughly awaken [to] one’s mind, desiring [to be] liberated [from the cycle of] birth [and] death, still not known [is] passing how many great kalpas, [is] then able [to] fulfil that aspired.
[With the] Āgada medicine ([On the] Sanskrit ‘Āgada’, this [is] said [to be a] universal cure, [that] universally cures all sicknesses), [the] ten thousand sicknesses [can be] totally cured.
[Note: Sincere mindfulness of Āmítuófó’s name is the Āgada medicine for curing all physical and mental sicknesses, temporarily here in this life, and forever in his Pure Land.]
[With] this yet not knowing [it], how lamentable! Knowing yet not cultivating, and cultivating yet not [having the] focused mind [with] devotion, [this is] even more lamentable!
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (First Compilation): Letter For Xú Fúxián;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (333rd Short Section): 10th Chapter: Indication [Of] Canonical Texts [That] Should [Be] Studied (18th Short Section)
[Ref: #333 / 10.18]
Namo Amituofo : Translation and note by Shen Shi’an
Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence
Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!