Quotes

With Upholding Precepts Following Teachings And Offering Buddhas 以持戒顺教供佛

以持戒顺教供佛
With Upholding Precepts Following Teachings And Offering Buddhas

譬如灵瑞优昙华,
亦如随意妙宝珠,
若信恭敬一切佛,
则持净戒顺正教。

For example, like [the] Uḍumbara flower, likewise like [a] wish-according wonderful treasure gem, if believing [in and] revering all Buddhas, then upholding [the] pure precepts [and] following [the] right teachings.

若持净戒顺正教,
诸佛贤圣所赞叹,
戒是无上菩提本,
应当具足持净戒。

If upholding [the] pure precepts [and] following [the] right teachings, [by] all Buddhas [and] noble [ones] those highly praised, [as] precepts are unsurpassable Bodhi’s roots, [all] should completely uphold [the] pure precepts.

若能具足持净戒,
一切如来所赞叹,
若信恭敬一切佛,
则能奇特供最胜。

If able [to] completely uphold [the] pure precepts, all [are by the] Thus Come [Ones] those highly praised, if believing [in and] revering all Buddhas, then able [to make the] outstanding offering most superb.

文殊师利菩萨
《华严经》贤首菩萨品第八

Mañjuśrī Bodhisattva
(Flower Adornment Sūtra: Chapter Eight [On] Virtues Foremost Bodhisattva)

[Note: The Uḍumbara flower represents rarity and thus preciousness.]

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

error: Content is protected !!