Verse On All Teachings
Of all evil not do,
of all good practise,
and to self-purify this mind,
these are all Buddhas’ teachings.
— Śākyamuni Buddha
(Dharmapada: Verse 183)
The evil (恶) is that
arising from the three poisons (三毒)
of attachment, aversion and delusion (贪嗔痴).
The good (善) is that
arising from the three antidotes (三药)
of generosity, compassion and wisdom (施悲智).
The pure (净) is that
transcending the duality of good and evil,
with each ‘becoming’ the other cyclically.
The pure are without attachment to good,
without aversion to evil,
and without delusion about all the above (on good and evil).
Verse On All Cultivation
At once mindful of Buddha,*
end evil and practise good,
and with Self and Other-power,
completely purify this mind.
[*Āmítuófó: Great Name Of Ten Thousand Virtues]