Hyangga of Korea – 08 Eleven Poems on the Ten Vows of the Universally Worthy Bodhisattva - Great Master Kyunyo
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Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry – edited by Peter Lee
GREAT MASTER KYUNYO (923-973)
Eleven Poems on the Ten Vows of the Universally Worthy Bodhisattva
Constant Following of the Buddha's Teaching
I will at once follow the vows
That our buddhas cultivated in the past
And practiced with great hardship,
With arduous progress and vigor.
When this body crumbles and turns to dust,
When I offer my life completely,
I would joyfully follow the vows
That all the buddhas have fulfilled.
O mind that cultivates the Buddha's path,
May it not stray to another path.