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若见长者,当愿众生,
善能明断,不行恶法。

若见大臣,当愿众生,
恒守正念,习行众善。

– 文殊菩萨
(华严经: 净行品: 第100-101偈)

If seeing elders,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
be good at clear judgement,*
to not practise evil dharmas.’**

If seeing high officials,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
constantly guard [their] right mindfulness,
to learn and practise all good.’

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
(Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 100-101)

* between good and evil
** i.e. teachings that are not good

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