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Bodhisattva Vows (VBR MP3; 4.1 meg)
ZMM Sangha chanting the Four Bodhisattva Vows
THE VERSE OF THE KESA
Vast is the robe of liberation
A formless field of benefaction
I wear the Tathagata teaching
Saving all sentient beings
THE FOUR BODHISATTVA VOWS
Sentient beings are numberless,
I vow to save them.
Desires are inexhaustible,
I vow to put an end to them.
The dharmas are boundless
I vow to master them.
The Buddha way is unattainable
I vow to attain it.
GATHA ON OPENING THE SUTRA
The Dharma, incomparably profound and infinitely subtle,
Is rarely encountered, even in millions of ages.
Now we see it, hear it, receive and maintain it.
May we completely realize the Tathagata's true meaning.
Let me respectfully remind you,
Life and death are of supreme importance.
Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost.
Each of us should strive to awaken.
Awaken! Take heed!
Do not squander your lives....