Do avoid evil and cultivate all good;
Always be polite, never be rude.
If you can also constantly be in a good mood,
One day youl attain sainthood.
In order that good seeds grow,
Be careful of the quality of seeds you sow.
Never look upon yourself too low;
You can be a Buddha, you know.
To extinguish greed, hatred, and stupidity,
You must cultivate precepts, wisdom, and samadhi.
Start cultivating now happily,
Rather than later be sorry.
Do not look lightly upon these;
Nor should you do as you please.
The opportunity to do good if you do not seize,
Rebirth in the Pure Land you may miss.
The efficacy of your cultivation you must never doubt.
By constantly reciting the Buddha's name out loud,
Your lotus flower in the Pure Land can then sprout.
Finally, from the cycle of birth and death, you can then come out.
Constant tests you may face every day;
Think twice before acting and guard what you say.
Past accumulated debts you must pay;
To lessen the effect, you must cultivate the Way.
You must put down all attachment;
From worldly desires, do practice detachment.
Do not be greedy for pleasure and enjoyment;
Practicing the Bodhisattva path should be your commitment.
In order that offenses do not pile up in a heap,
The precepts you must strictly keep.
Never crave fame, food, riches, sex, and sleep;
From the burning world you can then leap.
Do your best in all your undertaking;
Cultivate vigorously without seeking.
Benefitting others deserves praising;
You can then be a Bodhisattva in the making.
Employ expedient means to persuade
Living beings in order that they cultivate.
To them you must then be a good aid;
Wholesome affinities you can then create.
People nowadays do not possess much wisdom light
Since they take good as bad and black as white.
Strive to cross them over with all your might;
Be a good guide, don let them out of your sight.
Buddha has taught
That enlightenment cannot be bought.
If you do not change your fault
You'll end up like the common sort.
This exhortation having been said,
Quickly cultivate, never let Shr Fu wait!
If you delay, you might be late,
Or end up arriving at hell gate.
One last thing I must mention:
What really counts is success in your cultivation.
Encountering states you should not be turned,
Else you end up being burned.
Reborn in the Pure Land, one has not lived in vain,
As one can then cultivate to end all pain.
Should you work hard, you can gain
The rewards of becoming a Saint.