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Verses On Almsfood

入里乞食,当愿众生,
入深法界,心无障碍。

到人门户,当愿众生,
入于一切,佛法之门。

入其家已,当愿众生,
得入佛乘,三世平等。

– 文殊菩萨
(华严经: 净行品: 第105-107偈)

Entering villages to request [alms]food,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
enter the profound Dharma’s realm,
[with] minds without obstacles.’

Arriving at people’s doors,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
enter all of
[the] Buddha’s Dharma doors.’

Entering their homes already,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
attain entry [into the] Buddha’s vehicle,
[to be the] three periods’* equals.’**

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
(Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 105-107)

* of past, present and future
** as Buddhas

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