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见正命人,
当愿众生,
得清净命,
不矫威仪。

– 文殊菩萨
(华严经: 净行品: 第97偈)

Seeing those with right livelihoods,*
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
attain pure livelihoods,
[and] not pretend to be awe-inspiring.’**

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
(Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 97)

* that do not profit from harm of sentient beings
** … in manner, out of pride, despite having wrong (or even right) livelihood

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