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受阇梨教,
当愿众生
具足威仪,
所行真实。

– 文殊菩萨
   (华严经: 净行品11: 第24偈)

When receiving acharyas’* teachings [of precepts],
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings
[be] complete [with] excellent behaviour,**
[in] these practices [being] true [to them].’***

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
   (Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 24)

* Dharma teachers
** With dignity in the four deportments
of walking, standing, sitting and lying down,
according to rules of conduct
*** By practising in body, speech and mind earnestly

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