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Verse For Advising The World 劝世偈 Verse On Ageing, Sickness & Death 老病死偈

劝世偈

渐渐鸡皮鹤发,看看行步龙钟。
假饶金玉满堂,岂免衰残老病。
任汝千般快乐,无常终是到来。
唯有径路修行,但念阿弥陀佛。

净土宗二祖善导大师

Verse 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

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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