Quotes

Verses On Armour

见著甲胄,当愿众生,
常服善铠,趣无师法。

见无铠仗,当愿众生,
永离一切,不善之业。

– 文殊菩萨
(华严经: 净行品: 第94-95偈)

Seeing those wearing armour,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
always wear the armour of goodness,*
and approach the Dharma without teachers.’**

Seeing those without armour or weapons,***
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
forever depart from all,
unwholesome karma.’****

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
(Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 94-95)

* by doing good to be protected by goodness
** by realising the truth personally
*** i.e. without protection from harm of evil
**** by avoiding doing and harm of evil

Please Be Mindful Of Your Speech, Namo Amituofo!

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