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真善知识者,
深通大乘教,
持菩萨胜律,
虽逢命难缘,
不舍菩萨戒。

– 寂天菩萨
《入菩萨行论》

Those [who are] true good-knowing [spiritual friends],
know profoundly well [the] Great Vehicle’s teachings,
uphold [the] Bodhisattva’s supreme discipline,
although encountering life-endangering difficult conditions,
[do] not renounce [the] Bodhisattva Precepts.

– Śāntideva Bodhisattva
(Treatise [On] Entering Bodhisattva Practice;
Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra)

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