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见棘刺树,
当愿众生,
疾得翦除,
三毒之刺。

– 文殊菩萨
(华严经: 净行品: 第63偈)

If seeing a thorny tree,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
swiftly be able to cut and eradicate
[the] three poisons’* thorns.’

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
(Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 63)

* of greed, hatred and delusion

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