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若见丛林,
当愿众生,
诸天及人,
所应敬礼。

– 文殊菩萨
(华严经: 净行品: 第61偈)

If seeing a forest monastery,*
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
[by] all heavenly and human beings,
[be] worthy of reverence and veneration.’**

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
(Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 61)

* with monastics
** just as good monastics are

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