Even three times a day to offer
Three hundred cooking pots of food
Does not match a portion of the merit
In one instant of love.
Though [through love] you are not liberated
You will attain the eight good qualities of love —
Gods and humans will be friendly,
Even [non-humans] will protect you,
You will have mental pleasures and many [physical] pleasures,
Poison and weapons will not harm you,
Without striving you will attain your aims,
And be reborn in the world of Brahma.
Precious Garland, verse 283-285
from the book Nagarjuna's Precious Garland: Buddhist Advice For Living And Liberation
translated by Jeffrey Hopkins
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