Put plainly, if in your heart you genuinely aspire for the Pure Land and reject this defiled world, you will unfailingly attain birth by just saying the Name without any special concentration. If your aspiration is not authentic, you may clear away a hundred thousand obscurities and grasp the deepest of doctrinal truths, yet attainment of birth will elude you.
In practicing the Buddha Way, continuous effort is crucial. It’s preposterous for people who have once discerned their own capacities and resolved upon the single practice of reciting the Holy Name to change because someone has spoken against it. —Myohen