http://buddhistfaith.tripod.com/purelan ... s/id6.html
http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xp ... 5%E4%BF%A12. FAITH AND THREE MINDS (SANJIN)
Within the sutras which concern Pure Land teachings, the word sanjin is frequently used. The foundation of this term comes from three terms found in the Pure Land Sanskrit texts: shraddha, prasada, and adhimukti. Shraddha was translated into Chinese as hsin which means faith. Prasada was translated into Chinese as ch'eng-ching which means purity. Adhimukti was translated as hsin-chieh which means faith through understanding. Within the sutras concerning Pure Land teachings, prasada is the most commonly found of the three terms. In Hinduism, the idea of faith is expressed as bhakti. Bhakti is regarded as the highest path of interface with the gods and also implies the deepest reverence for gods. On the other hand, Pure Land prasada differs in that it appears less emotional and more serene and subtle due to its relation to prajna (wisdom) and samadhi (concentration) [Fujita 616]. From these terms, Pure Land teaching developed three concrete aspects of faith called sanjin.
The teachings concerning the "three minds" or three kinds of mind necessary for Buddhist enlightenment occurs in every sect and tradition, however, the mode of explanation varies in accord with its central teachings. This is also true in the Pure Land tradition. The Meditation Sutra (Kuan wu-liang-shou ching) itself does not explain precisely what kinds of mindset are comprized by the "three kinds of mind." As a result the many commentators on the Meditation Sutra in China wrote many different explanations of these three kinds of mind. Shan-tao in his commentary on the Commentary on the the Meditation Sutra (Kuan wu-liang-shou ching shu) first elaborated a clear and impressive explanation of the three kinds of mind which the proper nembutsu practitioner must possess. The peaceful mind (anjin) is an equivalent of the "three states of mind" (sanjin). This key notion of the "peaceful mind" is closely connected to two other key notions: the "performance of the five right practices" (kigyo) and the "four ways in which the nembutsu is practiced" (sago).
2B. The "Three Minds" (sanjin) as set forth in the Meditation Sutra
I. the sincere mind (shijoshin)
II. the profound mind (jinshin)
IIa) the profound conviction that one is sinful and deluded (shinki)
IIb)the deep faith that Amida Buddha can & will still extend his salvific power (shinpo)
III. the mind that transfers all merit [toward birth in the Pure Land] and resolves to be born there
http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xp ... 1%E5%BF%83一念信 - "ichinenshin"
Basic Meaning: instant consciousness of faith
- Momentary, non-dual faithful mind. "If one instant consciousness of faith 一念信 arises, one will rapidly ascend to the unsurpassed Way [of the Tathāgata]" 〔華嚴經 T 279.10.124a11〕 [Charles Muller; source(s): Ui, Nakamura]
http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xp ... 1%E4%BD%8D信心 - "shinjin"
Basic Meaning: faith
-A believing mind, which receives without doubting. To believe firmly in oneʼs original mind, or to believe in the Three Treasures. 〔起信論 T 1666.32.575b20〕 [Charles Muller; source(s): Yokoi]
-(Skt. adhimukti, adhyāśaya, prasāda; adhimuktika, ādara, citta-prasāda, *prasāda-citta, bhakti, śraddhā, śraddhā-prasanna, śraddhā-mātraka, śraddhêndriya, śrāddha, saṃpratyaya, saśraddha) [Charles Muller; source(s): Soothill, Hirakawa]
http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xp ... 1%E5%BF%83信向 - "shinkou"
Basic Meaning: stage(s) of faith
-The first 10 bodhisattva stages in the 52-stage scheme 十信. 〔四教儀 T 1931.46.778a10 〕 [Charles Muller; source(s): Ina-Z, FGD]
-The absolute state; the state of enlightenment as distinguished from the stage of people 人位. [Charles Muller; source(s): Ina-Z]
http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xp ... 1%E5%A5%89他力信心 - "tariki shinjin"
Basic Meaning: faith in other-power
-The belief, best exemplified in the True Pure Land school, that one is to have faith in the salvific power of Amitâbha Buddha 阿彌陀佛, based on his vows 本願. According to this school, the faith in question is not the faith which one can create, but is rather the faith which Amitâbha creates — and then gives to one as his free gift when one approaches him in the correct way. [Ockbae Chun]
http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xp ... 1%E8%80%85信奉 - "shinpo"
Basic Meaning: belief
-Faith, conviction (Skt. bhakti, śraddheya). 
http://translate.academic.ru/%E4%B8%89%E5%BF%83/zh/正信者 - "shousinsha"
Basic Meaning: correct faith
-Correct belief (Skt. abhiprasanna). 〔梵網經古迹記 HBJ 3.424c14; T 1815.40.692a29〕 [Charles Muller; source(s): Hirakawa]
These are the definitions of Faith in the context of Mahayana and Pure Land Buddhism. Now if you are saying these definitions are not the definition of faith you were criticizing, then why did you bring it up in the first place? (ie Why talk about dropping faith or ranking it after "works", when it would be assumed in the Mahayana context rather than whatever straw man you're imagining?) If you are saying these definitions are precisely the definition of faith you were criticizing, then you need to admit you are directly going against the sutras and as such, it's inappropriate to be making such claims on this subforum.三心 "sanjin"
The three minds, or hearts; various groups are given:
(1) Three assured ways of reaching the Pure Land, by (a) 至誠心 perfect sincerity; (b) 深 profound resolve for it; (c) 廻向接發願心 resolve on demitting one's merits to others.