Maybe it's my turn to put my head on the block to keep the stone (or my head) rolling:
The stone said "Of course, of course." The buddhist continued "You seem to talk wisely, but later it will turn out to be foolish. The world will turn out dull and worthless. So we have to be careful. Anyhow, I will now use Buddhas great power to help you, even if at the end misfortune will come out of it.. I will restore you using these formulas . Do you agree to this?
The stones said "Of course, of course."
The buddhist monk said:
it seems from your speech that you are clever,
But later it will turn out to be stupid.
It will change into a place of no wonder or value.
So we just have to tiptoe.
(Whatever that means to a Chinese. I am assuming that tiptoing
means being careful, walking aware of lurking dangers.)
As you wish. I will use Buddha's power to help you today.
expecting the misfortune that will eventually come one day.
I will return to your true nature,
by using these formulas.
(My head is really in danger at this point. I can't figure out what 案
refers to. It can mean "table, (juridical) case, record". but since the monk is about to read magic formulas,
I am guessing that he has brought a grimoire, and that the 案 is that book)
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