You should know how to treat your benefactors,
You obey your parents for family tenors.
Bring no shame upon their reputation,
Upholding the creeds of the older generation.
Don’t change your sibling relationships,
Don’t loosen your ties for fish or chips.
Though the sky and the land are immense,
A Justice God exists to make a fair sentence.
The self-disgracing laugh before speaking,
They have not yet walked before running.
As a grown-up girl, you should be diligent,
Whatever you do, you must be stringent.
You must keep away from all temptations,
Otherwise you will become spoiled persons.
At first you obey your parents,
Three Obediences is a key self-development,
Your love dream will sooner or later come true,
Thus don’t disobey to stanish your virtue.
When you leave or return, you all report,
Skill, dress-up, language and virtue to harbor.
What is a Skilled lady by definition?
All you do must be done with your full attention.
Beware you are a newly grown up young lady,
Be well-organized and avoid frivolity.
Dress-up is the duty of the female gender,
You must look fresh and your walk be tender.
Though you happen to be caught in poverty,
You must give proper attention to your body.
Your Language, even though it is verbal only,
Will make you wise if you take it seriously.
Don’t use the words that sound arrogant,
Then a peace of mind exists for your parents.
Your Moral is a set of virtues, isn’t it?
Relating well to your neighbors is all you need.
Once you have observed all four precepts,
For your parents’ sake, filiality should be kept.
Having trained in paying mutual obligations,
How do the parents in turn treat children?
Don’t be savage when the kids are mistaken,
Don’t scold, curse, scour, the young human.
Replace it with your fresh and kind suggestion,
Gold hardly buys its value of education.
Don’t show your anger quarrelling before them,
As they will copy the model that you condemn.
Namo Amita Buddha, the Six Word phrase,
May you bless the earthling with a grace.
For too long one has left the Six Words in the cold,
See how it works when the recital is well done.
Those who patiently recite it are so few,
Now you try it again to see how you feel.
Slit your heart to implant the Words inside,
Then will the bloodshed cease far and wide.
If you wait for the disaster to land all over,
Will you have reached your goal as a practicer?
If today a bird has spotted a good branch,
Why doesn’t it perch back there for safe cover?
Practice is not truly welcome to a few,
Don’t let yourselves down for any ridicule.
In hindsight, among the people the world over,
A great number do not abide by a moral rule.
For your sake I have taken an uncharted route,
No matter what your practice is, sounds all good.
If you want to practice, don’t wait till tomorrow,
The earlier forged a sword is, the longer it endures.
If you are a person who has surplus money,
Why keep it instead of donating to the needy.
There will be extraordinary stories,
Alas! I can’t tell them all as are too many!
Why offer no sweets and sticky rice?
Buddha quits sweet gruel on the End of time.
The Lord neither craves colorful displays,
Nor structures painted and ornate arrays.
I don’t mind being called dumb or dull,
Only ‘cause I don’t crave fine structures.
You should cultivate your personal virtues,
No matter how long it takes, do at your pace.
I roll out my noble mission over the place,
Remove your fallacies so you can see Me.
Stop often offering foodstuff to evil spirits,
They will disturb you when they're used to it.
Once people die, don’t clash and clank,
What use are all these sacrificial bands?
How strange are the rite performants,
Why do they kneel, kowtow and stand?
Again awful sounds come from their orchestra,
What use is offering the live pig on the altar?
Family hosts are prostrating and kneeling,
How faked is all this unusual happening?
If this is true, you must answer ‘true’,
If this is false, you must quickly remove.
Loving the world, I feel really dismayed,
The Ru student only know how to make satires.
Knee jerking I chant my heavenly story,
Fish love its water like a child to its mummy.
Watching the world, I feel disheartened,
Confucians do not fulfill their mutual duty.
They claimed they have medical supremacy,
Owing to which they get over their poverty.
They do not model after gentlemen’s role,
The sick poor they treat still pay a heavy toll.
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