Always living here speaking dharma,
I always live here,
through many godly powers,
I lead into error sentient beings:
although close by,
not seen.

Many see me,
I pass into extinguishment,
widely they worship my ashes,
sweetly, their hearts, each and every,
wish to look upon my heart with reverence.

When someone becomes faithfully obedient,
noble in heart,
soft and gentle,
and with oneness of heart,
wishes to see the Buddha,
with no hesitations,
and with no illusions about this world and this life,
then I and the assembly,
entirely without exception,
have appeared on the Eagle Peak.

(The Lotus SÅ«tra, T262.43b10, Chapter 16, Discourse on the Lifespan of the Buddha)