“Number Ten – Refining the Knees by Fire”

To the virtuous sage and revered master (Liu), the King of Shu, who over the course of time had come to venerate him, inquired by imperial edict saying: ‘How (does one) cultivate such a way, he who is called ‘Revered Master’? Report what effectiveness (it has had) on saving all kinds of families?’ (Liu) replied saying: ‘Master, to be skilled at cultivating daily (acts of) refining oneself with fire, make an oath begging to be without the passions and their filth.’ (Liu) took special hold of a six wheel five section secret charm in order to relieve to a degree the (suffering) of the multitudes. On the eighteenth day of the first moon of 906 CE, (Liu) began to carve sticks of sandalwood incense, burning into his two knees as an offering to all the Buddhas and proclaiming his oath to all myriad beings. The imperial splendor after these three events obtained insight.

第十炼膝]本尊贤圣蜀王钦仰日久]因诏问曰卿修何道自号]本尊卿禀何灵救于百姓]对曰予精修日炼誓求无]漏无为之果专持大轮五]部秘咒救度众生于天福六年]正月十八日将印香烧炼两膝]供养诸佛发愿一切众生龙]华三会同得相见]