Ode to Enlightenment in This Life

一世成佛頌 Ode to Enlightenment in This Life
By Chan Master Wu Jue Miao Tian / Translated to English by Ronald

眾生無明,
愛慾續生,
生生滅滅,
輪迴不息。
Delusional sentient beings
With unending desires
Become entangled in the perpetual cycle
Of birth and death.

要斷輪迴,
智破無明,
禪定生慧,
正法印心。
To cease reincarnation,
Let wisdom unfold
From the practice of Chan Ding
With a heart of the Dharma.

為得正法,
先求明師,
已遇明師,
真心不二。
To witness the Truth,
Seek first an enlightened teacher.
Dedicate wholeheartedly,
Once an enlightened teacher is met.

明師妙法,
清淨眾業,
轉識成智,
脫胎換骨。
Enlightened teacher’s indescribable Dharma
Purifies all karma,
Transforms knowledge to wisdom,
Mortals to saints.

無上佛法,
非學非頌,
緣木求魚,
徒勞無功。
The ultimate Dharma
Consists not of learning or chanting,
Efforts just as vain
As fishing in the air.

佛寶法寶,
諸佛佛母,
明師指點,
當下開悟。
Treasure of Buddha and Dharma,
The cornerstone of enlightenment;
Enlightened teacher,
The facilitator of instant awakening.

開悟佛法,
人人圓滿,
事事圓滿,
物物圓滿。
An awakened heart to the Dharma
Can fulfill all encounters,
Complete all endeavors,
Handle well all objects,

法法圓滿,
圓智體空,
妙智體用,
一世成佛。
And attain all-round perfection.
With universal wisdom in its formlessness,
And our body as its vehicle,
Achieve enlightenment in this life.

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