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Verses On Not Changing 不改偈

不改偈
Verses [On] Not Changing

佛经佛说,
勿自改说。
若移一字,
不再佛说。

[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.

若改同佛,
不须改佛。
改不胜佛,
却可谤佛。

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.

佛弟子应当研读诵念原译佛经,如曹魏康僧铠所译,与净土宗十三祖印光大师所鉴定之《佛说无量寿经》。

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.

Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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