Verses On Going West
[With] Faith [and] Aspiration mindful [of Āmítuó]fó (阿弥陀佛), [each] one recitation [is like] one ‘chop.’ [With your] ‘tree’ even more [to the] West leaning, [in the] end definitely reaching [the] West[ern Pure Land Of Ultimate Bliss] (西方极乐世界).
[In the] present moment walking (i.e. practising) [and] advancing, [on the] journey [to the] West[ern Pure Land]. Not only [when] approaching [life’s] end, hurriedly embracing [the] Buddha’s name.
Diligent mindfulness of Buddha
is like to ‘magnetise’ our minds
with the Buddha’s name,
which is like a permanent ‘magnet’,
to become a ‘magnet’ too,
to be attracted to him,
for reaching his Pure Land.
The more mindfulness there is,
the easier is it to do so.
Wholeheartedly Step On The Gas (Add Oil)
To reach Pure Land (净土) swifter,
when approaching life’s end (临终),
with your direction of Faith (信) right,
simply ‘accelerate’ Practice (行)
of mindfulness of Buddha (念佛)
with full Aspiration (愿) all the way,
and do not ‘brake’ to be interrupted (间断).
Verses On The Greatest Aspiration
During [one’s] life, [with the] greatest Aspiration, [being to be] reborn [in the Pure Land Of] Ultimate Bliss, [and when] approaching life’s end, [with this] Aspiration not changing, [there will] definitely [be] fulfilment [of] this Aspiration.
From Faith giving rise [to] this Aspiration, [with] Faith [and] Aspiration [having the] Practice [of] mindfulness [of] Buddha, [with these] Three Provisions complete, [there will] definitely [be] birth [in the] Buddha’s land.