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DaoZang Volume 5,  074a1


Numinous Treasure Without Measure Salvation Highest Grade Wonderful-Scripture Plate 17 Scroll 24
DaoZang woodblock print from Volume 0005, Page 074a1
[Page 74]

Fū Zhāi Ji Sng Jīng Gōng D
Now, to have a person who is fasting and in abstinence,
and is chanting the liturgy with skill and a kind, moral heart.

Shn Zhng Shng Xiāo Tiān Zāi Bǎo Zhn D Tŭ Xi
It is very important for the Up Above (Shang) to eliminate natural
calamity through the Protecting-Garrison (Bao Zhen)
of the Emperor for the earth below to

Rǎng D Hi Yǐ D Zho Mn Shēng Sǐ Shu Li Q F Nn Shng G
Yu W Ling Pŭ D Tiān Rn

also remove Evil through sacrifice, fasting, and praying
so as to avoid the poison that can infect the mind.
There is a limit set on the mass of the people with regards
to the constraints of Life and Death (Sheng Si), and their endurance
to such things.
Instead they [naturally] rely on their own happiness and good fortune.
This ability allows for hardship and disaster to be overcome,
so for these things this is superb.
Therefore they named this Boundless and Immeasurable to
Relieve Souls Out of Purgatory (Wu Liang Pu Du).
The process of Nature and Man that can eventually lead
to Celestial Beinghood (Tian Ren).

Do Yn Fn Yŏu Sh Jīng Nng Wi Tiān D D Zhŭ Zho Mn Xng Sh
Gōng D Yŏu Zāi Zh Rī Fā Xīn Xiū Zhāi Shāo Xiāng Sng Jīng Sh Gu
Shn Q

Daoist Doctrine states that those of us in this Mortal World (Fan),
all possess these things the Scriptures (Jing) describe,
because Heaven and Earth (Tian Di) has a Supreme Being (Di) who is
the Monarch (Zhi) who is Master over it all.
The Signs and Omens Portend (Zhao) to the people
how this things will carry out.
Therefore, it is correct that Merits (Gong De) exist regarding
such times that the Mind and Feelings (Xin) are to be directed
toward study and fasting, burning the joss sticks.
It is then that Chanting the Liturgies (Song Jing) of the
Ten Deviations (Shi Guo), and [paying attention] the Natural Vitality (Shen Qi)
needs to be done.


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