Ordinary people generally think that if the Pu…

Ordinary people generally think that if the Pure Land is Mind-Only, then it does not exist… Such a deluded view, which appears correct but is in reality wrong, affects more than half of all people and causes practitioners to forfeit true benefits.
It is precisely because of the Self-Nature Amitabha that the practitioner must recite the name of Buddha Amitabha of the West (NAMU-AMIDA-BUTSU), seeking rebirth in the Pure Land – so as to achieve the Self-Nature Amitabha through gradual cultivation.
If he merely grasps at the Self-Nature Amitabha but does not recite the name of Buddha Amitabha of the West, he cannot achieve immediate escape from Birth and death – not even if he is truly awakened, much less if he is pretentious and just indulges in empty talk without engaging in practice.