Quotes

Verses On Sramanas & Brahmins

若见沙门, 当愿众生,
调柔寂静,毕竟第一。

见婆罗门,当愿众生,
永持梵行,离一切恶。

– 文殊菩萨
(华严经: 净行品: 第90-91偈)

If seeing Sramanas,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
be harmoniously gentle and tranquil,*
ultimately [accomplishing the] foremost.’**

Seeing Brahmins,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
always uphold pure practices,***
[to] depart from all evil.’****

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
(Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 90-91)

* or tranquil
** of Buddhahood
*** free from sensual (and sexual) desires
**** from greed, hatred and delusion

Please Be Mindful Of Your Speech, Namo Amituofo!

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