Verses For Advising The World
Gradually [with] chicken[-like wrinkled] skin [and] crane[-white] hair, examine [how your] walking [becomes] feeble [and] slow. [Even] if [with] abundant gold [and] jade filling [the] hall, [it is] how [to] avoid weakness [and] disability [with] ageing [and] sickness. Even though you [have a] thousand kinds [of] ‘happiness’, impermanence [in the] end certainly arrives. Only having [this] short path [for] cultivating practice, [with] only mindfulness [of] Āmítuófó[‘s name].
Pure Land Tradition’s Second Patriarch Great Master Shàndǎo