This light of one mind reveals the truth of all realms
seen and unseen:
all beings share the same life,
the same mind,
the same body.
They work together as one,
freely giving and receiving whatever is needed,
ceaselessly manifesting and changing.
But because they don’t know this,
they walk the path of suffering.
모든 중생들은 본래부터
고정됨이 없이 나투고 화하여 돌아가건만
그것을 몰라서 일체 고苦의 길을 걷나니라.
As you can see, these sections are much longer than those of The Thousand Hands Sutra! I think most of the sections will be shorter going forward, but because there was so much tied up in this one idea, it just wasn’t possible, or ideal, to split it up.
That out of the way, this is probably on of my favorite verses of all time! “All beings are inherently sharing the same life, the same body, the same mind, working together as one, and freely giving and receiving whatever is needed, ceaselessly manifesting and changing. But because they don’t know this, they walk the path of suffering.”
Just wow. Right here. It’s all right here. How we are living, how we should live, and why we suffer. (mostly, there’s more detail about suffering, but this covers the basics.) The “why” behind all the Precepts. Why we should view things positively, and why we shouldn’t engage in negative views of people and events. It all flows from this truth. If you want to grow, if you want to live a happy life, if you want to be reborn in a good place, memorize this and reflect on its implications! (Okay, I’m getting a bit beyond my own spiritual ability in promising all those things, but I suspect I’m not wrong, lol!)