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执持应器,
当愿众生,
成就法器,
受天人供。

– 文殊菩萨
(华严经: 净行品: 第48偈)

Firmly upholding [a] vessel [for] accepting [food],*
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
[be] accomplished [as] Dharma vessels,**
[who] receive gods’ and humans’ offerings.’***

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
(Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 48)

* or alms bowl
** or instruments, who can receive, practise (and share) the Buddha’s teachings
*** as expression of reverence for being good examples

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