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The Lotus Sutra - 22 Wonderful sound - 2 Healing ills

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023913

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The Lotus sutra – translated by Burton Watson

Are your illnesses few, are your worries few?
Can you come and go easily and conveniently, can you move about in comfort?
Are the four elements properly harmonized in you?
Can you endure the world's affairs?

Are the living beings easy to rescue ?
Are they not excessive in their greed, anger, stupidity, jealousy, stinginess, and arrogance?
Are they not lacking in filial conduct toward their parents ?
Are they not disrespectful toward shramanas and given to heterodox views and other evil?
Do they not fail to control their five emotions?
World-Honored One, are the living beings able to conquer and overcome the enmity of the devils?

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Lotus Sutra, the

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Observation contributed by: Francis Keeble