Praise to District Earth Gods

Yutang Lin

Righteous Gods of merits and virtues
Guardians of our neighborhood

With merciful features and kind attention
Daily listening to people's requests

Trifles of human affairs seeking help
No end in sight of their pouring in

With intention to accumulate merits toward Enlightenment
You busy yourselves with such matters

Note: Tu Di Gong, earth gods of small localities, are popular deities in Asian countries. They serve as guardians for the peace and prosperity of small districts, and are worshipped by local people.

Upon request from disciple Mian Yan
Written in Chinese and translated on February 4, 2008
El Cerrito, California

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