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正出家时,
当愿众生,
同佛出家,
救护一切。

– 文殊菩萨
   (华严经: 净行品11: 第19偈)

Just when renouncing household [life],*
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
like the Buddha, renounce [their] household [lives],**
to save and protect all beings.’***

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
   (Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 19)

* to be monastics
** eventually, in this or future lives
*** physically and spiritually

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