Be not intolerant of others;
Treat all matters with laughter.
Laughing, when will one’s mouth close?
There is not a day that is not to one’s content.
FIVE CONTEMPLATIONS HALL
With meditative calm,
one tastes the fragrance of vegetables;
Regard the matters of the world
with an insipid ordinary mind.
With a scattered mind,
even a drop of water is difficult to digest;
With the Five Contemplations,
even gold is easily digestible.
Guests, be not disdainful of humble tea and rice;
the monastery is unlike thick worldly passions.
The verdant mountain on monastery premises,
and the still pines converse elegantly with visitors.
Care for monastery property
as if protecting one’s eyes.
Money does not come through idle waiting;
each grain of rice is the result of hard labor.