Cultivating the Bodhi Path
Composed by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua

Demons Test the True Way

Demons tested the True Way; only the True Way encounters demons.
Tested to shining luminescence, the more it needs to be tested.
Tested to the effulgence of the autumn moon,
From the sky, the hordes of demons are revealed.
When the horde of demons retreat,
The inherent Buddha in the self-nature will manifest.