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Verse On Exit

Nov. 30 | 若举于足, 当愿众生, 出生死海, 具众善法。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品: 第35偈) If raising [your] foot, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings exit [from the] sea [of] birth [and] death,* [to be] complete [with]...

Verse On Seat

Nov. 23 |   舍跏趺坐, 当愿众生, 观诸行法, 悉归散灭。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第33偈) [When] giving up [the] lotus posture’s seat,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings contemplate [that] all practice...

Verse On Good Roots

Nov. 16 | 整衣束带, 当愿众生, 检束善根, 不令散失。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第37偈) [When] straightening clothes [and] belt, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings examine and collect [their] good roots,* not causing [them...

The Middle Way

Nov. 3 | ‘All exists,’ Kaccayana, this is one extreme, ‘All does not exist,’ this is the other extreme. Without veering towards either of these extremes, the Tathagata teaches the Dhamma by the Middle Way. — Sakyamuni Buddha     (Samyutta...

Verse On Contemplation

Oct. 28 | 若修于观, 当愿众生, 见如实理, 永无乖诤。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第32偈) If cultivating contemplation,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings see [the] principles [of] reality,** [and] forever [be]...

Verse On Concentration

Oct. 24 | 修行于定, 当愿众生, 以定伏心, 究竟无余。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第31偈) [When] cultivating practice of concentration,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings’ with concentration subdue [their]...

Verse On Firmness

Oct. 15 | 结跏趺坐, 当愿众生, 善根坚固, 得不动地。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第30偈) [When in the] lotus posture* seated, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings’ good roots** [be] firm and strong, [to] attain...

Verse On Sitting

Oct. 7 | 正身端坐, 当愿众生, 坐菩提座, 心无所著。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第29偈) When uprighting [the] body [to] sit, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings sit [on] Bodhi’s seat,* [with] minds without...

Verse On Bedding

Sep. 30 | 若敷床座, 当愿众生, 开敷善法, 见真实相。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第28偈) When spreading [upon] bedding, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings [be] open [to and] spread good dharmas,* [and] see truths’...

Verse On Entering Hall

Sep. 23 | 若入堂宇, 当愿众生, 升无上堂, 安住不动。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第27偈) If entering Buddha [and sutra] halls, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings rise [to enter the] unsurpassable hall,* [to] peacefully...

Verse On Complete Precepts

Sep. 13 | 受具足戒, 当愿众生, 具诸方便, 得最胜法。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第26偈) [When] receiving [the] complete precepts,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings [be] complete [with] all expedient means,** ...

Verse On Non-Attachment

Aug. 24 | 受和尚教, 当愿众生, 入无生智, 到无依处。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第25偈) [When] receiving guiding teachers’* teachings, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings enter [the] wisdom [of] non-birth,...

Verse On Behaviour

Aug. 18 | 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...

Verse On Precepts

Aug. 3 | 受学戒时, 当愿众生, 善学于戒, 不作众恶。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第23偈) When receiving [and] learning precepts,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings virtuously learn [the] precepts, [to] not do...

Verse On Refuge In Sangha

Jul. 20 | 自归于僧, 当愿众生, 统理大众, 一切无碍。 – 文殊菩萨     (华严经: 净行品11: 第22偈) Personally taking refuge in the Sangha,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings harmoniously guide [the] great assembly,** all...