Those who know you well will even more hate you,
You would rather give up your hateful behaviors.
With anyone, you must select the right words,
Be honest or people look down on you for sure.
The Fifth Evil is Sexually wrong demeanour .
The benighted king seizes his subjects’ wives,
He turns upside down the whole country’s lives.
The evil subjects fornicate the palace,
These sins have caused so much distress.
The Heaven will never be so indulgent,
The rich sadists violate the indigent.
Power-reliant mandarins rape those in dismay.
The reckless boys should chase this idea away,
Do not sully the chastity of the female,
The sluts make flirtations with the male.
Those who have had lovers still want a new affair,
Boys and girls, we call you to take great care.
Give up the things which will sully your ancestry,
The men need to learn how to gain wizardry,
Loyal and filial, they uphold the morals,
The women must follow the ancient examples.
Of gentle mothers and caring daughters in-law,
Recite the Buddha to create a good cause.
So that you can glorify your ancestors.
Practice Buddhism to end your bad dream,
Quit the worldly place to often gleam.
Of the sutras, have a good understanding,
The Sixth Evil, that is Robbery and Stealing.
To own provisions, one takes others’ belongings,
Regardless of their sweatings and bleedings.
One disrupts and destroys people’s lives,
Who are unsettled throughout days and nights.
One lives underground and practices all the tricks,
Digging the walls, drilling houses, and logistics.
These crimes heap up and belong to all kinds,
One can shun man but the Heaven’s eyes.
The torch of Insights and Mercy has now shined,
Deeply entering the thugs’ hearts and minds.
Practise by abandoning your immoral habits,
Nothing does well with this unrighteous riches.
The law of cause and effect is far-reaching,
Since time starts, no one can escape its netting.
Thus you should be diligent with veracity,
If you persist, you will one day be free.
The Seventh Evil is the Killing danger,
Those who are aggressive tend to butcher.
Building up brutal intentions in their minds,
They wait for the chance to make killing strikes.
When we write up to this, we are very unhappy,
Seeing that the ungrateful are so many.
They ignore the way bonding People to Ruler,
Underlings kill lords, children murder fathers.
Servants want to harm their bosses in danger,
What a crime! disciples slaughter their masters.
Also, husbands kill wives, wives kill husbands,
Brothers devour each other as though lions.
Children even kill their mothers on occasions,
They kill their family members just for money,
They kill their compatriots for profit and glory.
The human sphere is divided and subjugated.
They kill animals with haughtiness unabated.
Thinking that such an action makes them smart,
We urge the Vietnamese people near and far,
Do not destroy the human being ’s lives,
‘Cause they kill animals for their sacrifices,
In fact, the deities have no private interests.
If you are sick, it is ‘cause of your prior deeds,
Or ‘cause you have in this life done something bad.
You must repent and provide material aid,
Take medication and pray to the Saints.
Buddha will help if you commit to your change,
The Holy will cover you with Their compassion.
They are equitable and fair-minded champions,
Who don’t take bribe to change bad luck for good.
Open your mind to think about this likelihood,
The bad or good depends on what you have done.
You don’t repent but do the wrong,
You have not paid them off but add to your debt.
We pray for all global storms to subside,
For people all over to practise their minds.
The Eighth Evil is the Malice and Greed,
A desire to possess wealth beyond one’s need.
Craving big houses, great comfort and glory,
Yearning for more lands than the eyes can see.
They are covetous when facing others’ property,
So they plot how to take it deceptively.
With greed, they do not care about what they grab,
They take and put away whatever, good or bad.
Remember what is Master Buddha’s advice,
World assets are like honey stuck on a knife,
The gluttonous once they see it lick straight in,
When their tongue hurt, they repent in vain.
Craving temporary things, they commit cruelties,
When they die, these can by no means be carried.
Disasters tend to arise from greed for monies,
Craving beauteousness ruins families.
In agony, your body is lying inert,
No cash nor gems are good enough to exert.
They neither enable you to prolong your life,
Nor do they see you off by any stride.
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