Verses For Advising The World
Gradually, as skin wrinkles and hair turns crane-white,
examine how your walking becomes weak and frail.
Even if with abundant gold and jade filling the hall,
how can you avoid decline with ageing and sickness?
No matter, even if you have a thousand kinds of happiness,
impermanence in the end still arrives.
Only left is the path for cultivating practice,
with only mindfulness of Āmítuófó.
Pure Land Tradition’s Second Patriarch Great Master Shàndǎo