Advice from a Bhikkhu
Sincerely wishing, intending, praying and hoping for that noble Dhamma reunion.
Fulfilling the 5 precepts every day and the 8 precepts on Observance Day (full moon and new moon).
Doing worship to all Buddha statues, senior lay Buddhists and all noble monastics.
Daily contemplation of the three jewels**.
Doing beneficial work, service and contribution to the noble Sangha community.
Worthy, honourable and perfectly self enlightened was the blessed Buddha.
Consumated in knowledge and behaviour,
expert in all dimensions,
knower of all worlds,
unsurpassable trainer of those who can be tamed,
both teacher and guide of gods as well as of humans.
Blessed, exalted, awakened and perfectly self enlightened was the blessed Buddha.
Perfectly formulated is this Buddhadhamma.
Visible right here and now,
inviting each and everyone to come and see for themself,
inspect, examine and verify.
Leading each and everyone through progress towards perfection.
Directly observable, experiencable and realisable by each intelligence.
Perfectly training is this noble Sangha community of the Buddha's noble disciples.
Training the right way, the true way, the good way, the direct way.
Therefore do these 8 kind of individuals, these 4 noble pairs,
deserve both gifts, self sacrifice, offerings, hospitality and reverential salutation with joined palms.
Since the noble Sangha community of the Buddha's noble disciples is indeed an unsurpassable,
and forever unsurpassed,
field of merit in this world,
for this world,
to honour, support, uphold, respect and protect.
Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu...