The ten directions’ [Buddha] Tathāgatas
are sympathetically mindful of sentient beings,
like a mother recollecting her child…
If the child recollects the mother…
the mother and child, in life after life,
will not be far away from each other.
If sentient beings’ minds recollect [Amitābha] Buddha,
and are mindful of the Buddha,
now or in the future, they will definitely see the Buddha.
– Śūraṅgama Sūtra’s Section
On Mahāsthāmaprāpta Bodhisattva’s
Perfect Penetration With Mindfulness Of Buddha
– 梵网经 (释迦牟尼佛)
All males are my fathers,
and all females are my mothers.
As from life to life,
there is no one I did not receive birth from,
thus are the six realms’ sentient beings
all my fathers and mothers.
– Brahmā Net Sūtra (Śākyamuni Buddha)
– 释迦牟尼佛《法句经: 第129偈》
All tremble at violence;
all fear death.
Putting oneself in the place of another,
one should not kill nor cause another to kill.
– Śākyamuni Buddha (Dhammapada, Verse 129)