Verses [On] Not Changing
[As] Buddhist sūtras [are by the] Buddha spoken, [do] not personally change [that] spoken. If moving [even] one word, [it is] no more [by the] Buddha spoken.
If [that] changed [is the] ‘same’ [as the] Buddha’s, [there is] no need [to] change [the] Buddha’s. [That] changed [cannot be] superior [to the] Buddha’s, while able [to] slander [the] Buddha.
The Buddha’s disciples should study and recite originally translated Buddhist sūtras, such as ‘The Sūtra In Which The Buddha Speaks Of Immeasurable Life’, as translated by Cáo Wèi Dynasty’s Dharma Master Saṅghavarman, as appraised by the Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng.