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The Gospel of Buddha:Chapter 01: Rejoice

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Rejoice at the glad tidings!
The Buddha, our Lord, has found the root of all evil;
he has shown us the way of salvation. [1]

The Buddha dispels the illusions of our mind
and redeems us from the terror of death. [2]

The Buddha, our Lord, brings comfort to the weary and sorrow-laden;
he restores peace to those who are broken down under the burden of life.
He gives courage to the weak when they would fain give up self-reliance and hope. [3]

Ye that suffer from the tribulations of life,
ye that have to struggle and endure,
ye that yearn for a life of truth,
rejoice at the glad tidings! [4]

There is balm for the wounded, and there is bread for the hungry.
There is water for the thirsty, and there is hope for the despairing.
There is light for those in darkness,
and there is inexhaustible blessing for the upright. [5]

Heal your wounds, ye wounded and eat your fill, ye hungry.
Rest, ye weary, and ye who are thirsty quench your thirst.
Look up to the light, ye that sit in darkness;
be full of good cheer, ye that are forlorn. [6]

Trust in truth, ye that love the truth,
for the kingdom of righteousness is founded upon earth.
The darkness of error is dispelled by the light of truth.
We can see our way and take firm and certain steps. [7]

The Buddha, our Lord, has revealed the truth. [8]

The truth cures our diseases and redeems us from perdition;
the truth strengthens us in life and in death;
the truth alone can conquer the evils of error. [9]

Rejoice at the glad tidings! [10]

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