2013년 10월 30일 수요일

[Quote] Praising the Buddha * Dharma * Sangha


                            
                                                                        by Thich Nhat Hanh



Praising the Buddha

The Buddha jewel shines infinitely.
He has realized perfect enlightenment for countless lifetimes.
The beauty and stability of a Buddha sitting 
can be seen in the mountains and rivers.
How splendid is the Vulture Peak!
How beautiful the light that shines forth from Buddha's third eye 
illuminating the six dark paths. 
The Nagapuspa assembly will be our next appointment
for the continuation of the true teachings and practices.
We take refuge in the Buddha ever-present.



Praising the Dharma

The Dharma jewel is infinitely lovely.
It is the precious words spoken by the Buddha himself,
like fragrant flowers floating down from the heavens.
The wonderful Dharma is plain to see.
It is recorded luminously in three transparent baskets, 
handed down from generation to generation 
in the ten directions,
so that today we can see our way.
We vow to study it with all our heart,
and take refuge in the Dharma ever-present.



Praising the Sangha

The Sangha jewel is infinitely precious,
a field of merit where good seeds can be sown.
The three robes and the bowl are symbols of freedom.
Precepts, concentration, and insight support each other.
The Sangha dwells in mindfulness day and night
providing the foundation for us to realize the fruit of meditation.
With one heart, we come home to the Sangha,
and take refuge in the Sangha ever-present.



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