I bow to the Great Compassionate One, who saves all sentient beings at the end of every kalpa.
I feel that there is enormous suffering at the end of every kalpa chiefly because of the breakdown of monastic discipline. Thus, If I had to develop some method to reduce such suffering, I think that the best method would be the "Vinaya" of the Tripitaka. If the "Vinaya" exists and flourishes in the world, then the Right Dharma will survive and thrive forever. The Teaching should not be reduced to mere empty words, and only disciplined practice can assure a complete, genuine result. Due to the power of holding the discipline, one can quickly become a pure Perfect One. Due to the power of holding the discipline, one can quickly become a pure Perfect One. Due to the purity of Sila, all Buddha Lands are pure and glorious. Due to the special effects of liberation from desire and grasping, the Sravaka and the Pratyekabuddha stages are attained. Due to the power of good discipline, one can achieve rebirth in the Heaven of Ch'an besides being surpassingly happy as a human being, enjoying fame and receiving many blessings in this present lifetime. All these different fruits result from observing the monastic discipline. They appear to be "different fruits" at present, but ultimately they resolve into the One Vehicle. I vow to spread this surpassingly wonderful Dharma. I vow, also, to save and convert all sentient beings who have nothing to rely on during this long, dark night.