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BEAR THE RETRIBUTIONS YOURSELF
Translated into Chinese by Yijing (635 - 713, Tang Dynasty)
English translation: You Zai

If after a hundred thousand kalpas,
the karma one has created has not expired,
When causes and conditions come together,
one will eventually have
to bear the retributions.

── from Maharatnakuta Sutra (Sutra of the Heap of Jewels)


THE ORIGIN OF CAUSE AND EFFECT
by Wang Rixiu ( ? - 1173, Song Dynasty)
English translation: You Zai

To know the causes of your past life,
look at the experiences of your present life.
To know the results of your future life,
look at the actions of your present life.

── from Longshu Jingtu Wen (Writings of Longshu on the Pure Land)


RESENTING LEADS TO RESENTMENTS
by Dharmatrata (Years unknown)
Translated into Chinese by Zhu Fonian (Years unknown, Yao-Qin Dynasty)
English translation: Sasha Lyapina

The harming shall be harmed,
Resenting shall be resented;
The cursing shall be cursed,
Fighters shall be fought back.

── from Chu Yao Jing (Sutra of Illuminating Light)


THE CAUSES AND CONDITIONS OF THE AMASSING OF SUFFERING
by Dharmatrata (Years unknown)
Translated into Chinese by Bai Yan (Years unknown, Cao-Wei Dynasty)
English translation: Sasha Lyapina

Conceit is the root of a multitude of unwholesomeness,
It leads to the alienation of wholesome deeds,
And causes the amassing of suffering,
How could lying benefit people?

── from Suratapariprccha Sutra (Surata Sutra Discoursed by the Buddha)