Verses of Ven.Thich Chan Tinh

The vow on leaving one’s home and becoming a Buddhist monk

Update: 16/12/2012
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Leaving my wordly predestined affinity and putting on a monk’s robe

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To follow Amitabha Buddha’s example

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I find the Salvation Way is full of fragrance

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And human life will be embellished with flower buds 

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I hope that each of my steps will be sweetscented by Zen 

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And the sky as well as human world will spread the truth throughout and\r\nbe illuminated by it

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So that ignorance and the five periods of impurity will be destroyed

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Also make my mind clear and quit being upset

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The three tranquility karmas will help human beings keep their majesty 

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And will keep right midfulness in each of their words and their steps as\r\nwell 

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Ethic example reflects the world life 

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Let me grant you the rain of karma full of mercy I received from the\r\nBuddha 

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It’s thanks to mercy that I have forgotten my selfhood all my life

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I just vow to serve all living creatures

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And I won’t lose my heart even I may confront any obstacles 

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Provided that I may assist myself and all my compatriots as well.

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Translated into English by layman HoangHuan.

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