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嚼杨枝时,
当愿众生,
其心调净,
噬诸烦恼。

– 文殊菩萨
    (华严经: 净行品: 第41偈)

When chewing willow branch,*
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings
their minds [be] tuned [to] purity,
biting [off] all afflictions.’**

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
   (Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 41)

* for toothbrushing action
** from greed, hatred and delusion

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