"Since at the beginning and end of our lives we are completely dependent
on the kindness of others, how can it be that in the middle we would neglect
kindness to others?"
Having turned away from the little paths of myriad practices and good acts, I return to the Primal Vow, the one true reality, quickly attaining the Enlightenment that is Nirvana.
The Perfect Way knows no difficulties, except that it refuses to make preferences; only when freed from hate and love, it reveals itself fully and without disguise.
Hard is it to be born into human life, now we are living it. Difficult is it to hear the teaching of the Buddha, now we hear it.
Now, as I ride on the ship of the great compassionate vow and sail on the expansive ocean of wondrous light, the breeze of highest virtue blows peacefully and calms the waves of pain and sorrow. Quickly shall I reach the land of Immeasurable Light and attain unexcelled Nirvana.
Like a metal ornament stained with impurity which must be purified by fire, when it is placed in the fire, the impurities are burned, but it is not. It is the same concerning the mind, whose nature is clear light but which is stained by the impurities of desire; the impurities are burned by the fire of wisdom, but its nature, clear light, remains.... Because the (activities) of the body of a perfect Buddha radiate (onto all beings), because reality is not differentiated (as it is the ultimate nature of sentient beings as well as the Buddha) and because they have the potentiality of Buddhahood, all sentient beings always have the nature of Buddha.