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10/13: VERSE OF REPENTANCE

Xuefeng Yunwen (Years unknown, Song Dynasty)
English translation: Miao Guang

Transgression arises from the mind,
Thus repentance should also begin from there;
Upon extinguishment of the mind,
Transgressions will also cease.
When both extinguishment and cessation are empty,
Repentance is thus in its truest form.

── from Dahui Pujue Chanshi Pushuo
(Open Lectures of Chan Master Dajue Puhui)

PREVIOUS MIND, LATTER THOUGHT

Tan Jing (Years unknown, Southern Qi Dynasty)
English translation: Miao Guang

When the previous mind has unwholesome thoughts;
It is like the cloud that covers the moon.
When the succeeding mind gives rise to wholesome thoughts;
It is like the torch that dispels darkness.

── from Weiceng You Yinyuan Jing
(Sutra on Never-Existing Causes and Conditions)

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The Heart Sutra is a short sutra, commonly chanted individually or in groups, that contains the core teachings on prajnaparamita, or the “perfection of wisdom.” The sutra is short, at only 260 Chinese characters. Included is an English translation of the sutra’s meaning, followed by the Chinese characters and their pronunciation

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