365 Days for Travelers: Mar 9


Wisdom from Chinese Literary and Buddhist Classics

PURE CONDUCT CHAPTER (EXCERPT)

When being a Bodhisattva at home, vow that
all beings may realize the nature of “home” is
emptiness, and excuse from its intimidations.

When being filially pious to parents, vow that
all beings may serve the Buddha, as well as
nourish and protect all.

When taking refuge in the Buddha, vow that all
beings may carry on the seed of Buddhahood,
prosper the Dharma, and give rise to supreme
aspiration.

When taking refuge in the Dharma, vow that all
beings may deeply study the Tripitaka,
cultivating the wisdom as vast as the ocean.

When taking refuge in the Sangha, vow that all
beings may gather and lead a great assembly,
and encounter no hindrances.

When seeing others distressed, vow that all
beings may attain fundamental wisdom,
eliminating all suffering.

When seeing others sick, vow that all beings
may understand the empty nature of the body,
leaving opposition and conflict.

When eating, vow that all beings may feast on the
joy of meditation, and be filled with Dharma joy.

When finishing a meal, vow that all beings may
accomplish all tasks, and fulfill the Buddha’s
teachings.

When retiring for the night, vow that all beings
may have peaceful bodies and undisturbed minds.

When waking from sleep, vow that all beings
may awaken to complete wisdom, attending to all
directions.