Quotes

Compassion Is Essential

诸佛如来,
以大悲心,
而为体故。

All Buddha Tathagatas,
are with the heart of great compassion,
as their essence.

因于众生,
而起大悲。
因于大悲,
生菩提心。
因菩提心,
成等正觉。

Due to sentient beings,
they gave rise to great compassion.
Due to great compassion,
they gave rise to Bodhicitta.
Due to Bodhicitta,
they accomplished equally perfect enlightenment.

– 华严经普贤行愿品
Avatamsaka Sutra’s Chapter
On Samantabhadra Bodhisattva’s Practices & Vows
(Translated by Shen Shi’an)

Please Be Mindful Of Your Speech, Namo Amituofo!

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