Four Great Vows (Four Universal Vows)
- Vow to take across the numberless living beings.
- Vow to cut off the endless afflictions.
- Vow to study the countless Dharma doors.
- Vow to realize the supreme Buddha Way.
They are as follows:
- Sentient beings without number we vow to enlighten;
- Vexations without end we vow to eradicate;
- Limitless approaches to Dharma we vow to master;
- The Supreme Awakening we vow to achieve.