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Verse With Three Truths 三谛偈

诸行无常,
是生灭法。 
生灭灭已,
寂灭为乐。     

古佛
《涅槃经》  

As all formations* are impermanent,
they are arising and ceasing dharmas.*
With arising and ceasing ceased already,
tranquil extinguishment** is bliss.

Ancient Buddha
(Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra)

* phenomena of mind and matter
** Nirvāṇa: peace with extinction of the fires
of greed, hatred and delusion 

(The first two lines are of the Relative Truth [俗谛];
the last two lines are of the Ultimate Truth [真谛];
the in between is of the Middle Truth [中谛].)

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