From Path of no Path:
- Within those six words (Na-mo A-Mi-tuo-fo), one turns heaven and earth.
- Master Lianchi (Zhuhong)
From Plain Words on the Pure Land Way:
- Someone asked Kyojitsu-bo, "I say the Name knowing utterance to be the key to attaining birth, but my thoughts wander off to the moors and mountains of this world and I say it merely from my lips. What should I do?"
He answered, "When you set out with the idea of coming here, surely you did not think 'I'm going there, I'm going there' with every step. You made your way here with your mind full of unrelated thoughts. Nevertheless, you did not cease walking and you have arrived. In this way, once you have wakened the aspiration for birth into the Land of Bliss, if you continue saying the Name of Amida to the end of your life, then even though your mind strays while doing so you will unfailingly attain birth."