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[15] Explanation Of Aspirations For Majestic Conduct When Advancing And Retreating From Dwellings (Of The Great Right And Vast Buddha’s Flower Adornment Sūtra’s Pure Practices’ Chapter)《大方广佛华严经·净行品》明住处进止威仪时愿

【四、明住处进止威仪时愿】
[15] [VS4] [Fourth: Explanation (Of) Aspirations (For) Majestic Conduct When Advancing (And) Retreating (From) Dwellings]

[V033]

舍跏趺坐,
当愿众生,
观诸行法,
悉归散灭。

[When] leaving crossed legs [in the] lotus posture’s seat,
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] contemplate all practice methods,
[to] all return [to be] dispersed [and] ceased.

[Note: All practice methods are those of the Dharma, which are reminded to be dispersed when uncrossing the legs, and cease when getting ready to stand, although true practice should always be in the mind, even if without formal postures.]

[V034]

下足住时,
当愿众生,
心得解脱,
安住不动。

When lowering [a] foot [to] stand,
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings’
minds [to] attain liberation,
[to] peacefully stand [on the] immovable.


[Note: The immovable represents the immovable ground and/or the eternal nature of Buddhahood.]

[V035]

若举于足,
当愿众生,
出生死海,
具众善法。

If [with] raising of [a] foot, 
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] exit [from the] ocean [of] birth [and] death,
[to be] complete [with] all good dharmas.


[Note: The ocean of birth and death is the cycle of rebirth.]

[V036]

着下裙时,
当愿众生, 
服诸善根,
具足惭愧。

When wearing [an] under skirt, 
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to be] dressed [with] all good roots,
[to be] complete [with moral] shame.


[Note: Good roots are foundations for spiritual growth, which are free from greed, hatred and delusion.]

[V037]

整衣束带,
当愿众生,
检束善根,
不令散失。

[When] tidying clothes [and] tying belt, 
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] check [and] restrain [with their] good roots,
not causing [them to be] scattered [and] lost.


[Note: Good roots are foundations for spiritual growth, which are free from greed, hatred and delusion.]

[V038]

若着上衣,
当愿众生,
获胜善根,
至法彼岸。

If wearing upper garments, 
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] obtain excellent good roots,
[to] reach [the] Dharma’s other shore.


[Note: Good roots are foundations for spiritual growth, which are free from greed, hatred and delusion. The other shore is Buddhahood or Pure Land, through which swiftest Buddhahood is guaranteed.]

[V039]

着僧伽黎,
当愿众生,
入第一位,
得不动法。

[When] wearing [the] saṅghāṭī, 
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] enter [the] foremost position,
[to] attain [the] immovable Dharma.


[Note: The saṅghāṭī is the outer long monastic robe. The foremost position is Buddhahood. The Dharma is immovable as it is eternally still, thus representing Buddhahood.]

[V040]

手执杨枝,
当愿众生,
皆得妙法,
究竟清净。

[With a] hand holding [a] willow branch,
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] all attain [the] wonderful Dharma,
[for] ultimate purity.


[Note: The willow branch is for brushing teeth. Ultimate purity is attained by realising Buddhahood.]

[V041]

嚼杨枝时,
当愿众生,
其心调净,
噬诸烦恼。

When chewing [a] willow branch,
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to have] their minds harmoniously purified,
[by] biting [off] all afflictions.


[Note: Chewing a willow branch is for toothbrushing action. Afflictions arise from the defilements of greed, hatred and delusion.]

[V042]

大小便时,
当愿众生,
弃贪瞋痴,
蠲除罪法。

When defecating [and] urinating, 
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] abandon greed, hatred [and] delusion,
avoid [and] remove transgressive dharmas.


[Note: Transgressive dharmas are evils created with body, speech and mind.]

[V043]

事讫就水,
当愿众生,
出世法中,
速疾而往。

[With toileting] matters finished approaching water, 
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] world-transcending Dharma within,
swiftly then advance.


[Note: World-transcending Dharma are teachings for liberation.]

[V044]

洗涤形秽,
当愿众生,
清净调柔,
毕竟无垢。

[When] washing to cleanse [the] body’s dirt, 
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to be] pure, harmonious, gentle [and] agreeable,
ultimately without defilements.


[Note: To be agreeable here is to be one with that good and pure.]

[V045]

以水盥掌,
当愿众生,
得清净手,
受持佛法。

With water washing [the] palms, 
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] attain pure hands,
[for] receiving [and] upholding [the] Buddhadharma.


[Note: Pure hands are with pure motivations and actions for receiving the Buddha’s Dharma teachings for complete purification.]

[V046]

以水洗面,
当愿众生,
得净法门,
永无垢染。

With water washing [the] face,
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] attain pure Dharma doors,
[to] forever [be] without defilements.


[Note: Pure Dharma doors are practice methods for total purification. Defilements are from greed, hatred and delusion.]

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