I was the only one in my family
who had faith and wisdom.
It’s good for my relatives that I’m
firm in principle, and ethical.
I corrected my family out of compassion,
telling them off out of love
for my family and relatives.
They performed a service for the monks
and then they passed away,
finding happiness in the heaven of the Thirty-three.
There, my brothers and mother
enjoy all the pleasures they desire.
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