Quotes

Verse On Peaceful Tranquillity

若得五欲,
当愿众生,
拔除欲箭,
究竟安隐。

– 文殊菩萨
    (华严经: 净行品11: 第4偈)

If attaining the five desires,*
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings
eradicate desires’ arrow,
[and attain] unsurpassable peaceful tranquillity.’**

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
   (Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 4)

* For [1] sight, [2] sound, [3] smell, [4] taste and [5] touch,
(of [1] wealth, [2] sexual (sensual) pleasures,
[3] fame (status), [4] food and [5] sleep).
** Whether with or without attainment of the desired.

Please Be Mindful Of Your Speech, Namo Amituofo!

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