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GREAT PERSON OF STRENGTH

Translated into Chinese by Prajnaruci (Years unknown, Northern Wei Dynasty)
English translation: Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center

Patience is a virtue that surpasses the precepts and practicing asceticism.

Those who are capable of patience can be called strong and superior.

from Fo Yi Jiao Jing (Sutra of the Teachings Bequeathed by the Buddha)

POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE KARMA FOLLOW
English translation: Miao Guang

Harmful yet bearable

The blade of fire, and poison of hatred;

Shall one commit unwholesome karma,

The suffering will surpass the aforementioned.

Families and relatives separate,

Except for karma, which will never forsake.

In the future lives, be they good or bad,

Karma shall follow at all times.

Wherever the flowers may be,

Their scents will follow always;

Once karma is committed,

Whether wholesome or unwholesome,

Will also follow.

Birds abide on forest trees,

Departing at dawn, gathering at dusk;

The same goes for sentient beings

Who shall later, meet again.

── from Saddharma Smrty Upasthana Sutra (Sutra on the Right Mindfulness on the Dharma)