Quotes

Verses On Vices Vs Virtues

若见城廓,当愿众生,
得坚固身,心无所屈。

若见王都,当愿众生,
功德共聚,心恒喜乐。

– 文殊菩萨
(华严经: 净行品: 第102-103偈)

If seeing city walls,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
attain firm* bodies,
[and] minds without [any] crookedness.’**

If seeing kings’ capital [cities],
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings’
meritorious virtues together accumulate,
[and their] hearts always [be with] joy.’

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
(Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 102-103)

* or strong and sturdy
** or deviousness

Please Be Mindful Of Your Speech, Namo Amituofo!

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