Friday, November 30, 2007

Saying #2 (Dengyo Daishi)

"My life will not last long. After my death, do not grieve in mourning attire. My colleagues on this mountain (Mt Hiei), following the precepts, cannot drink sake. If you violate this rule, you are neither my colleagues nor my disciples. Recite the Lotus Sutra daily, study the correct teachings, strive in meditation, and cause the Dharma to last forever. . . . .Put forth your utmost efforts, do not be lethargic in the practice of the four kinds of meditation.

"Maintain these admonitions in your heart and there will be great happiness, great happiness!"

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