Quotes

Verses On Giving

见不舍人,当愿众生,
常不舍离,胜功德法。

见能舍人,当愿众生,
永得舍离,三恶道苦。

– 文殊菩萨
(华严经: 净行品: 第108-109偈)

Seeing those not willing to give,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
always never renounce or depart,
[from the] supremely meritorious and virtuous Dharma.’

Seeing those able to give,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
forever attain renunciation and departure,
[from the] three evil paths* suffering.’

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
(Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 108-109)

* of hell-beings, hungry ghosts and animals

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