Buddha's Mind and Sentient Beings
The Contemplation Sutra says:.
The Buddha's mind is great compassion. It embraces sentient beings with unconditional kindness.
"The Buddha's mind is great compassion." This statement concisely explains the Buddha's mind and the truth of life and the universe. The Buddha's mind is great compassion – great unconditional kindness and universal compassion. So "it embraces sentient beings with unconditional kindness." Unconditional kindness and compassion are not subject to any prerequisite or relationship. They are impartial and indiscriminate. "To embrace" means to cherish, care for and protect beings in this lifetime, lest they suffer calamities and hardships, and to release them from repeated rebirth and deliver them to the Land of Bliss when they die. "Sentient beings" refer to all the beings trapped in samsara.
From On Love
A Discourse by Dharma Master Huijing
Pure Land Buddhism Amitabha-Recitation Society, December 23 and 27, 2015
Faith in, and acceptance of, Amitabha’s deliverance
Single-minded recitation of Amitabha’s name
Aspiration to rebirth in Amitabha’s Pure Land
Comprehensive deliverance of all sentient beings