眾 生 無 邊 誓 願 度 Sentient beings are numberless, I vow to liberate them 煩 惱 無 盡 誓 願 斷 Afflictions are limitless, I vow to end them. 法 門 無 量 誓 願 學 Dharma gates are measureless, I vow to learn them. 佛 道 無 上 誓 願 成 Unsurpassed is the Buddha-way, I vow to attain it.
Citipati, Lord of the Cemetery, is a Tibetan Buddhist figure which loosely represents intertwined male and female skeletons. These two androgynous figures which together form Citipati are considered to be guardians of cemeteries and are honored by semiannual ritualistic dances. As Citipati is comprised of the two halves of the human body, man and woman, the figure is also said to symbolize the counterparts of the human life cyle, birth and death.