Master Jingzong; English translation by Foying, edited by Jingxing
In daytime, banners of any bright color, red or blue, can work as guiding signs. But in the wilderness at night, only an open flame can lead people through the darkness.
In the Age of Correct Dharma, it is easy to deliver others by expounding any of the 84,000 schools of Dharma practice as spoken by Shakyamuni Buddha.
But since we are wrapped in the darkness of the Age of Dharma Decline, we have to hold high Amitabha Buddha’s name as the only torch – the only way to guide sentient beings.