Volume 2: The Wonderful Adornments of the Leaders of the World, the 2nd section
At that time the oceanic hosts at the Buddhas site of enlightenment had assembled: the unlimited types and species were all around the Buddha, filling everywhere. Their forms and companies were each different. From wherever they came, they approached the world honored one, wholeheartedly looking up to him. These assembled masses has already gotten rid of all afflictions and mental defilements, as well as their residual habits. They had pulverized the mountains of multiple barriers, and perceived the Buddha without obstruction. They were like this because Vairochana Buddha in past times, over oceans of aeons, cultivating the practices of enlightening beings, had received them and taken care of them with the four saving practices of generosity, kind words, beneficial action, and cooperation, and while planting roots of goodness in the company of each Buddha in those eons, had already taken good care of them and had taught and developed them by various means, establishing them on the path of omnipotence, where they sewed innumerable virtues, gained great merits, and had all entered completely into the ocean of skill in liberative means and undertaking of vows. The actions they carried out were fully pure, and they had well embarked on the way to emancipation. They always saw the Buddha, clearly illuminated, and by the power of supreme understanding, entered into the ocean of the qualities of Buddhahood. They found the doors of liberation of all Buddhas, and roamed freely in spiritual powers.
That is to say, Ocean Of Subtle Flames, a King of a Heaven of Great Freedom, found the door of liberation through the tranquility and practical power of the realm of space and the cosmos. The Celestial King, Light of the Name of Freedom, gained the door of liberation through freely observing all things. The Celestial King Eye of Pure Virtues found the door of liberation of effortless action knowing that all things are not born, do not perish, and do not come or go. The celestial king Enjoyable Great Intelligence found the door of liberation through the ocean of wisdom directly perceiving the real character of all things. The Celestial King Freedom Of Immutable Light found the door of liberation through the great practical concentration of bestowing boundless peace and happiness on living beings. The Celestial King Eye Of Sublime Adornments found the door of liberation through causing observation of the truth of nullity and annihilating all ignorance and fear. The Celestial King Light Of Skillful Meditation found the door of liberation through entering infinite realms without producing any activity of thought about existents. The Celestial King Delightful Great Knowledge found the door of liberation by going everywhere in the ten directions to preach the truth, yet without moving and without relying on anything. The celestial King Universal Sound Array Banner found the gate of liberation by entry into the Buddhas realm of tranquility and everywhere manifesting great light. The celestial King Light Of Fame Of Extreme Exertion found the gate of liberation by abiding in his own enlightenment, yet having an infinitely broad perspective.
At that time the Celestial King Ocean Of Subtle Flames, imbued with the spiritual power of the Buddha, surveyed the whole host of celestial beings of the heavens of great freedom, and said in verse:
The Buddha Body Extends throughout all the great assemblies,
It fills the cosmos without end.
Quiescent, without essence, it cannot be grasped;
It appears just to save all beings.
The Thus Come One, the Dharma king, appears in the world,
Able to light the lamp of sublime truth, which illuminates the world;
His state is boundless and inexhaustible:
This is what Name of Freedom has realized.
The Buddha is inconceivable beyond discrimination,
Comprehending Forms everywhere as Insubstantial.
For the sake of the world he opens wide the path of purity:
This is what Pure Eyes can see.
The Buddhas wisdom is unbounded --
No one in the world can measure it.
It forever destroys living beings' ignorance and confusion:
Great Intelligence has entered this deeply and abides there in peace.
The Buddhas' virtues are inconceivable;
In beings who witness them, afflictions die out
They cause all worlds to find peace:
Immutable Freedom can see this.
Sentient Beings, in the darkness of ignorance, are always deluded;
The Buddha expounds for them the teaching of dispassion and serenity.
This is the lamp of wisdom that illuminates the world:
Sublime Eyes knows this technique.
The Buddhas Body of pure subtle form
Is manifest everywhere and has no compare;
This Body has no essence and no resting place:
It is contemplated by Skillful Meditation.
The Voice of the Buddha has no limit or obstruction;
All those capable of accepting the teaching hear it.
Yet the Buddha is quiescent in forever unmoving;
This is the liberation of Delightful Knowledge.
Serene, emancipated, master of the celestial and the human,
There is nowhere in the ten directions he does not appear.
The radiance of his light fills the world:
This is seen by Majestic Banner of Unimpeded Truth.
The Buddha sought enlightenment for the sake of all beings
Over boundless oceans of eons;
With various spiritual powers he teaches all;
Light of Fame has realized this truth.
Furthermore, the celestial king Banner of the Delightful Light of Truth found the door of liberation in observing the faculties of all beings, expounding the truth for them, and cutting off their doubts. The celestial king Ocean Of Pure Adornments found the door of liberation, causing vision of Buddha whenever brought to mind. The celestial king Light Of Supreme Wisdom found the door of liberation realizing the body of adornments that have no basis and are equal in terms of phenomenal nature. The celestial king Banner of Independent Wisdom found the door of liberation of comprehending all mundane things and in a single instant setting up oceans of inconceivable adornments. The celestial king Delight in Tranquility found the door of liberation of manifesting inconceivable Buddha Lands in a single pore without hindrance. The celestial king Eye of Universal Knowledge found the door of liberation of all sided observation of the universe. The celestial king Delight in Use of Intellect found the door of liberation producing all kinds of displays for the benefit of all beings always appearing eternally. The celestial king Light of Intellect Sewn With Virtue found the door of liberation observing all objects in the world and entering into the truth of inconceivability. The celestial king undefiled tranquil light found the door of liberation showing all beings the essential ways of emancipation. The celestial king Vast Pure Light found the door of liberation of observing all teachable beings and guiding them into the way of enlightenment.
At that time the celestial king Banner of the Delightful Light of Truth, imbued with the Buddha's power, surveyed all the hosts of the heavens of minor vastness, infinite vastness and vast results, and said in verse:
The realm of the Buddhas is inconceivable,
No sentient being can fathom it.
The Buddhas cause their minds to develop faith and resolution
And great enjoyment without end.
If any beings can accept the teaching,
The Buddha, with spiritual powers, will guide them
Causing them to always see the Buddha before them:
Ocean of Adornments sees in this way.
The nature of all things has no resting place,
The Buddhas' appearance in the world is the same way.
They have no resting place in any state of being:
Supreme Wisdom can contemplate the meaning of this.
Whatever be the hearts desire of sentient beings,
The Buddhas' spiritual powers can manifest.
Each different, they are inconceivable:
This is the Liberation-Ocean of Wisdom Banner King.
All lands existing in the past,
They can show in a single Pore:
This is the great spiritual power of the Buddhas:
Delight in Tranquility can expound this.
The inexhaustible ocean of all teachings
Is assembled in the sanctuary of one teaching.
Such is the nature of truth explained by the Buddhas:
Eye of Knowledge can understand this Technique.
In all lands, in all quarters
Expounding the truth in each in everyone,
The Buddha's body has no coming or going:
This is the realm of delight in use of intellect.
The Buddha sees things of the worlds as like reflections of light;
He enters into their most recondite mysteries,
And explains that the nature of all things is always quiescent:
Intellect Sewn With Virtue can see this.
The Buddha knows all phenomena
And rains the rain of truth according the beings faculties,
In order to open the inconceivable gate of emancipation,
Tranquil Serenity can understand this.
The World Honored One Always, with great kindness and compassion,
Appears in order to benefit sentient beings,
Equally showering the rain of truth to the fill of their capacities
Pure Light can expound this.
Furthermore, the celestial king Repute of Pure Wisdom found the door of liberation comprehending the ways and means of emancipation of all sentient beings. The celestial king Supreme Vision found the door of liberation of shadow like demonstration according to the wishes of all celestial beings. The celestial king Virtue of Tranquility the found the door of liberation of great skill in means adorning the realms of all Buddhas. The celestial king Sound of the Polar Mountain found the door of liberation of following all sentient beings into the eternally flowing cycle of birth and death. The celestial king Eye of Pure Mindfulness found the door of liberation remembering the Buddha's ways of taming and pacifying sentient beings. The celestial king Delightful Universal Illumination found the door of liberation that flowed forth from the ocean of universal memory and concentration power. The celestial king Sovereign Lord of the World found the door of liberation of ability to cause sentient beings to meet the Buddha and produce the treasury of faith. The celestial king Light Flame Sovereign found the door of liberation of ability to cause all beings to hear the truth, to believe and rejoice, and become emancipated. The celestial king Enjoyer of Meditating on the Truth and Creating Demonstrations found the door of liberation entering into the civilizing activities of all enlightening beings, boundless and inexhaustible as space. The celestial king Banner of Miraculous Displays found the door of liberation observing the infinite afflictions of sentient beings with universal compassion and wisdom.
At that time the celestial king Repute of Pure Wisdom, imbued with the power of the Buddha, surveyed the host of celestial beings of the heavens of little purity, boundless purity, and ubiquitous purity, and said in verse:
He who realizes that the nature of things is without solidity,
Appears in all the boundless lands of the ten directions:
Expounding the inconceivability of the realm of Buddhahood,
He causes all to return to the ocean of liberation.
The Buddha is in the world without a resting place --
Like a shadow or reflection he appears in all lands.
The nature of things is ultimately non-origination:
This is the entryway of the King Supreme Vision.
Cultivating Skill in means over countless ages,
Purifying all lands in the ten directions,
The Suchness of the Universe never moves:
This is the realization of virtue of tranquility.
Sentient Beings are shrouded and veiled by ignorance;
Blind, in the dark, they remain always in Birth and Death.
The Buddha shows them the path of purity:
This is the liberation of Polar Mountain Sound.
The Unexcelled Path that the Buddhas traverse
Cannot be plumbed by any sentient being.
It is shown by various expedient methods:
Pure Eye, clearly observing, can comprehend them all.
The Buddha, by means of concentration formulae,
Numerous as the atoms in oceans of lands
Teaches sentient beings, covering everything:
Universal Illumination can enter this.
The appearance of a Buddha is hard to encounter;
It may be met once in countless eons;
It is capable of inducing faith in sentient beings:
This is the realization of the Celestial Sovereign.
The Buddha explains that the nature of things is nature less;
Profound, far-reaching, it is inconceivable.
He causes all beings to engender pure faith:
Light Flame can comprehend this.
The Buddhas of all times are replete with virtue;
They teach sentient beings inconceivably.
Contemplating this produces joy:
Enjoyer of Truth can teach in this way.
Sentient beings are sunk in the ocean of afflictions:
Their ignorance and pollution of views are much to be feared.
The great teacher pities them and frees them forever:
This is the realm of contemplation of Banner of Miracles.
The Buddha constantly emits great beams of light;
In each light beam are innumerable Buddhas.
Each makes displays of sentient beings affairs;
This is the entryway of wonderful sound.
Furthermore, the celestial king Pleasing Light found the door of liberation of always experiencing the bliss of tranquil serenity yet being able to appear in order to eliminate the sufferings of the world. The celestial king Pure Subtle Light found the door of liberation of the ocean of great compassion, the mine of joy and happiness of all sentient beings. The celestial kings Sound of Freedom found the door of liberation manifesting in a single instant the power of virtue of all sentient beings of boundless eons. The celestial king supreme awareness and knowledge found the door of liberation causing all becoming, existing, and disintegrating worlds to be as pure as space. The celestial king Delightful Pure Subtle Sound found the door of liberation of joyfully believing and accepting the teaching of all sages. The celestial king Sound of Skilful Meditation found the door of liberation of ability to spend an eon expounding the meanings and methods of all stages of enlightenment. The celestial king Adornment Explaining Sound found the door of liberation of methods of making great offerings when all enlightening beings descend from the Tushita Heaven to be born in the world. The celestial king Profound Light Sound found the door of liberation of contemplation of the inexhaustible ocean of spiritual power and wisdom. The celestial king Great Fame found the door of liberation of techniques for appearing in the world, having fulfilled the ocean of virtues of all Buddhas. The celestial king Supreme Pure Light found the door of liberation of the mine of faith and delight produced by the power of the Buddha's ancient vows.
Then the celestial king Pleasing Light, imbued with the power of the Buddha, surveyed all the celestial hosts from the heavens of little light, infinite light, and intense light, and said in verse:
I remember the past practice of the Buddha,
Serving and providing offerings for innumerable Buddhas;
His pure deeds, in accord with his original faith,
Are now all visible, through the Buddha's spiritual power.
The Buddhas body is formless, free from all defilement;
Always abiding in compassion and pity,
He removes the distress of all worlds:
This is the liberation of Subtle Light.
The Buddha's teaching is vast and boundless;
It is manifest in all fields,
According to their becoming and decay, Each Different:
This is the power of liberation of Sound of Freedom.
The Buddha's spiritual power is incomparable;
It appears everywhere, in the vast fields of all directions,
And makes them all pure, always manifest:
This is the technique of Liberation of Supreme Mindfulness.
Respectfully Serving all the Buddhas,
Numerous as atoms in oceans of lands,
Hearing the teaching, getting rid of defilement, not acting in vain,
This is subtle sounds application of the Teaching.
The Buddhas have, for immeasurable eons,
Expounded the techniques of the stages, without peer.
What they have explained is boundless and inexhaustible:
Sound of skilful meditation knows the meaning of this.
The infinite scenes of the Buddhas miraculous displays
Appear in all places in a single instant,
Great techniques for conquering spirits and attaining enlightenment:
This is the liberation of Adorning Sounds.
Sustained by awesome power, able to explain
And to demonstrate the deeds of spiritual powers of the Buddhas,
Purifying all according to their faculties:
This is the liberation door of Light Sound.
The Buddhas Wisdom is boundless --
It has no equal in the world, it has no attachment;
Compassionately responding to beings, it manifests everywhere:
Great Fame has realized this path.
The Buddha, in the past, cultivated enlightening practices,
made offerings to all the Buddhas of the ten directions --
The vows made in the presence of each Buddha
Supreme Light hears and greatly rejoices.
Furthermore, the Brahma King Shikhin, found the door of liberation abiding in all sites of enlightenment everywhere and preaching the truth while being pure and free of attachments in all actions. Brahma king Light of Wisdom found the door of liberation inducing all sentient beings to enter meditative absorption and stay there. Brahma King Radiance of Beneficent Wisdom found the door of liberation entering everywhere into all inconceivable truths. Brahman King Sound of Ubiquitous Clouds found the door of liberation entering into the ocean of all utterances of the Buddhas. Brahma King Independent Observer of the Sounds and Speech of the Worlds found the door of liberation of ability to remember all the techniques used by enlightening beings in teaching all sentient creatures. Brahma King Eyes of Still Light found the door of liberation showing the individual differences in characteristics of results of actions of all beings. Brahma King All Pervading Light found the door of liberation of appearing before all sentient beings to guide them according to their various types. Brahma King sound of magical displays found the door of liberation dwelling in the realm of tranquil and serene action of the pure aspect of all things. Brahma King Eyes Of Shining Light found the door of liberation of always diligently appearing with no attachments, no boundaries, and no dependence in the midst of all existence. Brahma King Pleasing Ocean Sound found the door of liberation of constant contemplation and investigation of the inexhaustible truth.
At that time the great Brahma King Shikhin imbued with the spiritual power of the Buddha surveyed all the celestial hosts of the heavens of Brahma Bodies, Brahma Assistants, Brahma Masses, and Great Brahmas, and said in verse:
The Buddha body is pure and always tranquil;
The Radiance of its light extends throughout the world;
Sign-less, pattern-less, without images,
Like clouds in the sky, thus is it seen.
This realm of concentration of the Buddha Body
Cannot be assessed by any sentient being;
It shows them inconceivable expedient doors:
This is the Enlightenment of Wisdom Light.
The Ocean of teachings, numerous as atoms in a Buddha Land,
Are expounded in a single word―all without remainder.
They can be expounded this way for oceans of eons without ever being exhausted.
This is the liberation of Light of Beneficent Wisdom.
The complete sound of the Buddhas is equal to the worlds;
Sentient beings each attain understanding according to their kind,
Yet there is no difference in their sound:
Such is the understanding of the Brahma King Universal Sound.
The Methods of Entering Enlightenment
Of the Buddhas of all times
Are all apparent in the Buddha Body:
This is the liberation of Sound of Freedom.
The activities of all sentient beings are different;
According to the causes, the effects are various.
In this way did the Buddhas appear in the world:
Silent Light can understand this.
Master of countless media of teaching,
Civilizing sentient beings everywhere in all quarters
Yet not making distinctions therein:
Such is the realm of Universal Light.
The Buddha Body is like space, inexhaustible―
Formless, unhindered, it pervades the ten directions.
All of its accommodation manifestations are like conjurations:
Sound of Magical Displays understands this way.
The appearances of the Buddha Body are boundless,
And so are the knowledge, wisdom, and voice―
Being in the world, manifesting form, yet without attachment:
Shining Light has entered this door.
The king of truth reposes in the palace of sublime reality―
The light of the reality body illuminates everything.
The nature of reality is incomparable and has no marks.
This is the liberation of king Ocean Sound.
Furthermore, the celestial king Sovereign Freedom had found the door of liberation of the treasury of freedom manifestly
developing and maturing innumerable sentient beings. Celestial
King Sublime Eye Lord found the door of liberation examining the pleasures of all sentient beings and causing them to enter the pleasure of the realm of sages. Celestial King Beautiful Jewel Banner Crown found the door of liberation causing all sentient beings to initiate practices according to their various inclinations and understandings. Celestial King Courageous Intelligence found the door of liberation holding together all the doctrines preached for the benefit of sentient beings. Celestial King Wonderful Sound Phrases found the door of liberation remembering the compassion of the Buddha and increasing progress in his own practice. Celestial King Subtle Light Banner found the door of liberation of manifesting the door of great compassion and smashing down the banner of all pride and conceit. Celestial King Realm of Peace found the door of liberation conquering the malicious attitudes of all people. Celestial King Array of Splendid Discs Banner found the door of liberation of all the infinite Buddhas of the ten directions coming whenever they are remembered. Celestial King Flower Light Wisdom found the door of liberation of everywhere manifesting perfect enlightenment according to the minds and thoughts of sentient beings. Celestial King Sublime Light of Indra found the door of liberation of independence of great awesome power to enter all worlds.
At that time the Celestial King Sovereign Freedom, imbued with the majestic power of the Buddha, surveyed all the celestial hosts of the heavens of freedom and said in verse:
The Buddha Body is all pervasive, equal to the cosmos.
It manifests in response to all sentient beings;
With various teachings he is always guiding:
Master of Teaching, he is able to enlighten.
Of the various pleasures of the world,
The pleasure of holy tranquility is supreme;
Abiding in the vast essence of reality:
Sublime Eye sees this.
The Buddha appears throughout the Ten Directions.
Universally Responding to all Hearts, Teaching the Truth―
All doubting thoughts are cut off:
This is the door of liberation of Beautiful Banner Crown.
The Buddhas speak of the wondrous sound throughout the world;
The teachings spoken over countless ages
Can all be expounded in a single word:
This is the liberation of courageous intelligence.
All the great kindness in the world
Cannot equal a hair tip of the Buddhas.
The Buddhas kindness is inexhaustible as space:
This is the realization of Wonderful Sound.
Completely demolishing in all quarters,
The mountains of pride of all beings,
This is the function of the great compassion of the Buddha:
This is the path traveled by Subtle Light Banner.
The Light of Wisdom, Pure, Fills the world;
Any who see it are relieved of ignorance
And cause to leave to evil ways:
Realm of Peace realizes this truth.
The Light of a hair pore is able to expound
Buddha Names as numerous as sentient beings.
According to their pleasure, they all can hear it:
This is Splendid Disc Banners Liberation.
The Buddhas freedom cannot be measured―
It fills the cosmos and all space.
All the congregations see it clearly:
This liberation door Flower Intellect enters.
Over oceans of eons, infinite, boundless,
Manifesting everywhere and preaching the truth,
Never has a Buddha been seen to have any going or coming:
This is the enlightenment of Wonderful Light.
Furthermore, the celestial king Skilful Transformation found the
door of liberation of the power of magical displays demonstrating all actions. Celestial King Light of Silent Sound found the door of liberation of relinquishing all clinging to objects. Celestial King Light of the Power of Transformation and Emanation found the door of Liberation Annihilating the Ignorant Muddled Minds of all beings and causing their wisdom to become fully complete. Celestial King Master of Adornments found the door of liberation manifesting unlimited pleasing sounds. Celestial King Light of Mindfulness found the door of liberation knowing the infinite virtuous characteristics of all Buddhas. Celestial King Supreme Cloud Sound found the door of liberation knowing the process of becoming and decay of all past ages. Celestial King Supreme Light found the door of Liberation of Knowledge to Enlighten All Beings. Celestial King Exquisite Topknot found the door of liberation shedding light swiftly filling space in all directions. Celestial King Joyful Wisdom Found the Door of Liberation of the Power of Energy whose deeds cannot be ruined by anyone. Celestial King Flower Light Topknot found the door of liberation knowing the rewards of actions of all sentient beings. Celestial King Seeing in all Directions found the door of liberation showing inconceivable differences in form and kind of sentient beings.
At that time the celestial king Skilful Transformation imbued with the majestic power of the Buddha, surveyed the whole host of celestial beings of the heavens of enjoyment of emanations and said in verse:
The essence of the doings of the world is inconceivable―
The Buddha teaches all about it for the confused,
Skillfully explaining the true principle of causality
And the different doings of all sentient beings.
Looking at the Buddha in various ways, there's nothing there;
Seeking him in all directions, he can't be found.
The manifestations of the reality body have no true actuality:
This is truth is seen by Silent Sound.
The Buddha cultivated many practices over oceans of eons
In order to extinguish the ignorance and confusion of the world.
Therefore his purity is the most radiant light:
This is the realization of the mind of Light Power.
Of the sublime sounds and voices in the world,
None can compare to the Buddhas Sound.
The Buddha pervades the ten directions with a single sound:
Entering this liberation is the Master of Adornment.
All the power of wealth in the world
Is not equal to a single characteristic of the Buddha―
The virtues of the Buddha are like space:
This is perceived by Mindful Light.
The infinite ages of past, present, and future,
The various aspects of their becoming and decay,
The Buddha can show in a single pore―
Supreme Cloud Sound can comprehend this.
The extent of all space may be known,
But the extent of a pore of Buddha cannot be apprehended.
Such non-obstruction is inconceivable:
Exquisite Topknot has been able to realize this.
The Buddha, in countless past ages
Fully cultivated the far reaching transcendent means,
Working diligently with non-flagging vigor:
Joyful Intelligence knows this teaching.
The causes and conditions of the nature of actions are inconceivable―
The Buddha explains them for all the world.
The nature of things is fundamentally pure, with no defilements:
This is the entryway of Flower Light.
You should gaze on a pore of the Buddha―
All sentient beings are therein,
And they neither come nor go:
This is the understanding of Universal Sight.
Furthermore, the celestial king Contented found the door of liberation of all Buddhas bringing forth a complete, fully rounded teaching in the world. Celestial King Ocean of Joy and Bliss Topknot found the door of liberation of the body of pure light extending throughout the realm of space. Celestial king Banner of Supreme Virtues found the door of liberation of the ocean of pure vows to extinguish the sufferings of the world. Celestial King Still and Silent Light found the door of liberation of physical manifestation everywhere to expound the truth. Celestial King Pleasing Eyes found the door of liberation purifying the realms of all sentient beings. Celestial King Jewel Peak Moon found the door of liberation of the inexhaustible store of eternal manifestation teaching all worlds. Celestial King Courage and Strength found the door of liberation showing the realm of true awakening of all Buddhas. Celestial King Subtle Diamond Light found the door of liberation fortifying and solidifying all sentient beings will for enlightenment, making it unbreakable. Celestial King Constellation Banner found the door of liberation of techniques for associating with all Buddhas that appear, meditative investigation, and harmonization of sentient beings. Celestial King Pleasing Adornments found the door of liberation of instantly knowing the minds of sentient beings and appearing according to their potentials.
At that time Celestial King Contented, imbued with the awesome power of the Buddha, surveyed all the hosts of the heaven of contentment and spoke in verse:
The Buddha is vast, extending throughout the cosmos,
Equal toward all sentient beings―
Universally responding to all hearts, he opens the door of wonder,
Causing them to enter the inconceivable pure truth.
The Buddha Body manifests everywhere in the ten directions;
Free from attachment and obstruction, it cannot be grasped.
In various forms it is seen by all worlds:
This is the entry of Topknot of Joy.
The Buddha cultivated various practices in the past,
His pure great vows deep as the sea;
All enlightening ways he causes to be fulfilled:
Supreme virtue knows these techniques.
The Buddhas Body is inconceivable;
Like reflections it shows separate forms, equal to the cosmos,
Everywhere clarifying all things:
This is the liberation door of Silent Light.
Sentient beings are bound and covered by habitual delusion―
Conceited, careless, their minds run wild.
The Buddha expounds for them the way to calm:
Pleasing Eyes, aware of this, rejoices at heart.
The true guide of all worlds,
He appears to rescue, to provide refuge,
Showing all beings the abode of peace and happiness:
Jewel Peak Moon enters deeply into this.
The state of the Buddha's is inconceivable―
It extends throughout all universes,
Entering all things, reaching the other shore:
Courageous Intellect, seeing this, rejoices.
If any sentient beings can accept the teaching,
And, hearing the virtues of Buddha, strive for enlightenment,
He causes them to dwell in the ocean of bounty, forever pure:
Subtle Light is able to observe this.
Gathering around all the Buddhas,
Numerous as the atoms of the lands of the ten directions,
Reverently making offerings, and hearing the teaching:
This is the vision of Constellation Banner.
The ocean of sentient beings minds is inconceivable;
It has no rest, no motion, no place of abode―
The Buddha can see it all in an instant:
This beautiful array well comprehends.
Furthermore, the celestial king Timely Portion had found the
door of liberation of inspiring virtue in all sentient beings and
causing them to be forever free from anxiety and torment.
Celestial King sublime light found the door of liberation entering into all realms. Celestial King Banner of Inexhaustible Wisdom And Virtue found the door of liberation of the wheel of great compassion destroying all afflictions. Celestial King Skilled In Miraculous Displays found the door of liberation comprehending the mentalities of all sentient beings of the past, present, and future. Celestial King Great Light Of Memory Power found the door of liberation of the light of the gates of concentration formulae holding in memory all teachings without forgetting. Celestial King Inconceivable Wisdom found the door of liberation of inconceivable methods of skillfully entering into the nature of all actions. Celestial King Circular Navel found the door of liberation of methods of activating the cycles of the teaching and developing sentient beings to maturity. Celestial King Light Flame found the door of liberation of the vast eye observing all sentient beings and going to civilize them. Celestial King Illumination found the gate of liberation, getting beyond all barriers of habit and not going along with bedeviling doings. Celestial King Greatly Famed for Universal Observation found the door of liberation of skillfully guiding all celestial beings and inducing them to undertake actions with a pure heart.
At that time The Celestial King Timely Portion, imbued with the power of the Buddha, surveyed all the hosts of the Suyama Heavens of good timely portion and spoke in verse, saying,
The Buddha, for innumerable long eons,
Has dried up the sea of troubles of the world:
Opening wide the road of purity out of defilement,
He causes to shine eternally the lamp of beings wisdom.
The Buddhas body is exceedingly vast―
No borders can be found in the ten directions.
His expedient means are unlimited:
Subtle Light's knowledge has access to this.
The pains of birth, aging, sickness, death, and grief
Oppress beings without relief.
The Great Teacher takes pity and vows to remove them all:
Inexhaustible Wisdom Light can comprehend this.
Unhindered is the Buddha's knowledge that all is illusory;
He clearly comprehends all things in all times,
Delving into the mental patterns of all sentient beings:
This is the realm of Skilful Teaching.
The bounds of his total recall are not to be found;
The ocean of his eloquence is also unlimited.
He is able to turn the wheel of the pure, subtle, truth:
This is the liberation of Great Light.
The nature of actions is vast and inexhaustible―
His knowledge comprehends it and skillfully explains;
All his methods are inconceivable:
Such is the entry of Wisdom.
Turning the wheel of inconceivable truth,
Demonstrating and practicing the way of enlightenment,
Forever annihilating the suffering of all sentient beings:
This is the level of technique of Circular Navel.
The real body of the Buddha is fundamentally non-duel;
Yet it fills the world according to beings and forms―
Sentient beings each see it before them:
This is the perspective of Flames of Light.
Once any sentient beings see the Buddha,
It will cause them to clear away habitual obstructions.
And forever abandon devilish actions:
This is the path traveled by Illumination.
All the hosts of beings are vast as oceans―
Among them the Buddha is most majestically glorious.
Everywhere he rains the rain of truth to Enrich sentient beings
This liberation door Greatly Famed enters.
Furthermore, the celestial king Shakra-Indra had found the liberation door of great joy remembering the appearance in the world of the Buddhas of past, present, and future, and clearly seeing the becoming and disintegration of the lands. Celestial king Full Sound of Universal Fame found the door of liberation of ability to cause the form body of the Buddha to be most pure and vast, without compare in the world. Celestial King Kind Eyes Jewel Topknot found the door of liberation of clouds of compassion covering all. Celestial King Jewel Light Banner Fame found the door of liberation of always seeing the Buddha manifesting various forms of majestic bodies to all the leaders of the worlds. Celestial king Joy Producing Topknot found the door of liberation knowing from what virtuous actions the cities and buildings of all sentient beings came to be. Celestial King Admirable Mindfulness found the door of liberation showing the deeds of the Buddha's developing sentient beings. Celestial King lofty supreme sound found the door of liberation of knowledge of the becoming and decay of all worlds and the signs of change of the ages. Celestial King Perfect Mindfulness found the door of liberation of calling to mind the acts of future enlightening beings in civilizing people. Celestial King Pure Flower Light found the door of liberation of knowledge of the cause of happiness in all heavens. Celestial King Son of Wisdom Eye found the gate of liberation showing the acceptance and production of roots of goodness of all celestial beings, removing ignorance and illusion. Celestial King Independent Light found the door of liberation enlightening all celestial beings, causing them to cut off all sorts of doubts forever.
At that time celestial king Shakra-Indra, imbued with the power of the Buddha, surveyed all the hosts of celestial beings of the thirty three heavens, and spoke in verse saying,
I am conscious of the spheres of all Buddhas
In all times being all equal
As their lands form and disintegrate:
They see all by enlightened spiritual powers.
The Buddha body is vast and all pervasive;
Its ineffable form, incomparable, aids all beings,
The radiance of its light reaching everywhere:
This path Universal Fame can observe.
The Buddhas great compassionate ocean of techniques
Has been utterly purified by past eons of practice
And guides sentient beings without bound:
Jewel Topknot has realized this.
I contemplate the ocean of virtues of the King of Truth,
Supreme in the world, having no peer,
Producing an immense sense of joy,
This is the Liberation of Jewel Light.
The Buddha knows the sea of sentient beings good works,
Various excellent causes producing great blessings;
All these he causes to be manifest:
This is seen by Topknot of joy.
The Buddhas appear in the ten directions,
Everywhere throughout all worlds,
Observing the minds of beings and showing how to tame them:
Right Mindfulness realizes this path.
The vast eye of the Buddhas wisdom body
Sees every particle of the world
And reaches in the same way throughout the ten directions:
This is the liberation of Cloud Sound.
The enlightening practice of all Buddhists
The Buddha shows in a single hair pore,
Infinite as they are, all complete:
This is seen clearly by Mindfulness.
All the pleasant things of the world,
Are born of the Buddha―
The virtues of the Buddhas are supreme, unequaled:
This liberation Flower King enters.
If one thinks of a bit of the Buddhas virtue,
The mind concentrating on it for even a moment,
The fears of the evil ways will be banished forever:
Wisdom eye profoundly realizes this.
Great spiritual powers within the state of tranquility
Universally respond to all minds, extending everywhere,
Causing all doubt and confusion to be cut off:
This is the attainment of Light.
Furthermore, Sun Godling had found the door of liberation of pure light shining on the sentient beings of the ten directions always benefiting them forever and ever. The deity Light Flame Eyes found the door of liberation enlightening sentient beings through the agency of all corresponding bodies causing them to enter the ocean of wisdom. The deity Polar Mountain Light Joy Banner found the door of liberation of being the leader of all sentient beings and having them diligently cultivate boundless pure qualities. The deity Pure Jewel Moon found the door of liberation of the Joy of profound determination cultivating all ascetic practices. The deity Non-Regressing Courage found the door of liberation of unhindered light shining everywhere causing all beings to increase in purity and clarity. The deity Light Of Beautiful Flower Garlands found the door of liberation of pure light illuminating the bodies of all sentient beings and causing them to produce oceans of joy and faith. Supreme Banner Light found the door of liberation of light illuminating all worlds, causing them to perfect various wonderful qualities. The deity universal light of a jewel topknot found the door of liberation of the ocean of great compassion manifesting jewels of various forms and colors of boundless realms. The deity eyes of light found the door of liberation purifying the eyes of all sentient beings causing them to see the matrix of the cosmos. The deity Virtue Bearing found the door of liberation developing pure continuous attention never letting it be lost or broken. The deity Universal Light found the door of liberation carrying the palace of the sun all over, shining on all sentient beings of the ten directions, allowing them to accomplish their work.
At that time Sun Godling, imbued with the Buddhas Power surveyed all the Sun Deities and said in verse,
The Buddhas great light of knowledge
Illuminates all lands in the ten directions:
All sentient beings can see the Buddha's
Various disciplines and manifold techniques.
The forms of the Buddha are boundless,
Appearing to all according to their inclinations,
Opening up the ocean of knowledge for all worlds:
Flame Eyes beholds the Buddha in this way.
The Buddha Body is peerless, it has no compare
Its light shines throughout the ten directions,
Transcending all, supremely unexcelled:
Such a teaching has Joyful Attained.
Practicing austerities to benefit the world,
Traversing all realms of existence for countless ages,
This light is everywhere as pure as space:
Jeweled Moon knows these techniques.
The Buddha speaks the wondrous sound without obstacle―
It pervades all lands in the ten directions,
Benefiting the living with the flavor of truth:
Courageous knows this technique.
Emanating inconceivable nets of light,
Everywhere purifying all conscious beings,
He causes them to engender profound faith:
This is the way Flower Garland has entered.
All the lights in the world
Cannot match the light of a single pore of the Buddha―
This is how inconceivable the Buddhas light is:
This is the liberation of supreme banner light.
The way of all Buddhas is thus:
They all sit under the tree of enlightenment
And bring the errant to the right path:
Jewel Topknot Light sees in this way.
Sentient beings are blind, ignorant, and suffering―
The Buddha wants to make them produce a pure eye,
And so lights the lamp of wisdom for them:
Good Eye looks deeply into this.
Honored Master of liberating techniques―
If any see him and make an offering,
He causes them to cultivate practice and reach the result:
This is Virtues power of means.
In one teaching there are many aspects―
For countless ages he teaches this way.
The far-reaching meanings of the teachings expounded
Are comprehended by Universal Light.
Furthermore, Moon Godling found the door of liberation of pure
light illuminating the universe, edifying all sentient beings. The Deity Flower King Topknot Halo found the door of liberation observing worlds of all sentient beings and causing them to enter the boundless truth. The Deity Myriad Subtle Pure Lights found the door of liberation knowing the various operations of clinging to objects in the ocean of the minds of all sentient beings. The Deity Pacifying the Hearts of the World found the door of liberation bestowing inconceivable happiness on all sentient beings, causing them to dance with joy. The deity Luminosity of Tree King Eyes found the door of liberation protecting agricultural work, the seeds, sprouts, stalks, et cetera, according to the season, causing it to be successfully accomplished. The deity Manifesting Pure Light found the door of liberation compassionately saving and protecting all sentient beings, causing them to witness the facts of experiencing pain and pleasure. The deity Immutable Light Traveling Everywhere found the door of liberation able to hold the pure clear moon and show it throughout the ten directions. The deity Sovereign Monarch Of Constellations found the door of liberation showing all things to be illusory and like empty space, formless and without inherent nature. The deity Moon Of Pure Awareness found the door of liberation performing great works for the benefit of all beings. The Deity Great Majestic Light found the door of liberation universally cutting off all doubt and confusion.
At that time Moon Godling, imbued with the spiritual power of the Buddha, surveyed all the celestial hosts in all the moon palaces and said in verse,
The Buddha Radiates light pervading the world,
Illuminating the lands in the ten directions,
Expounding the inconceivable, far reaching teaching:
To destroy forever the darkness of ignorance and delusion.
He is sphere is infinite and inexhaustible―
He teaches eternally through countless eons,
Edifying beings through various powers:
Flower Topknot looks upon Buddha this way.
The Ocean of sentient beings minds varies from moment to
The Buddhas knowledge is so broad it comprehends all this,
Expounding the truth for them all making them glad:
This is the liberation of Subtle Light.
Sentient beings have no holy tranquility;
Sunk in evil ways, they suffer many pains―
The Buddha shows them the nature of things:
Peaceful meditation sees in this way.
The Buddha, with unprecedented great compassion,
Enters all states of existence to help sentient beings,
Explaining truth, encouraging virtue, promoting fulfillment:
This is known to Eye Light.
The Buddha opens up the light of truth,
Analyzing the natures of the acts of all worlds,
Their good and their evil, without a mistake:
Pure light, seeing this, gives rise to joy.
The Buddha is the basis of all blessings,
Like the earth supporting all buildings;
He skillfully shows the peaceful way out of distress:
Immutable knows this technique.
The bright glow of his fire of knowledge pervades the universe―
He manifests countless forms, equal to all beings,
Exposing true reality for the benefit of all:
Monarch of Constellations realizes this path.
The Buddha is like space, with no inherent nature;
Appearing in the world to benefit the living,
His features and refinements are like reflections:
Pure awareness sees in this way.
The pores of the Buddhas body emit sounds everywhere:
The clouds of the teaching cover all worlds;
All those who hear are joyful and glad:
Such is the realization of Liberation Light.
Volume 3: The Wonderful Adornments of the Leaders of the World, the 3rd section
Furthermore, the Gandharva King Sustaining the Nation found the door of liberation of independent techniques for saving all sentient beings. The Gandharva king Tree Light found the door of liberation seeing the array of all virtues. The Gandharva king Clear Eyes found the door of liberation cutting off forever the grief and suffering of all sentient beings, producing a treasury of joy. The Gandharva king Flower Crown found the door of liberation forever cutting off the confusion of all sentient being erroneous views. The Gandharva king Universal Sound Of Joyful Steps found the door of liberation like clouds over spreading, shading and refreshing all sentient beings. The Gandharva king Joyously Moving Beautiful Eyes found the door of liberation manifesting an enormous beautiful body, causing all to obtain peace and bliss. The Gandharva King Wondrous Sound Lion Banner found the door of liberation scattering all famous jewels in all direction. The Gandharva King Universal Emanation of Jewel Light found the door of liberation manifesting the pure body of all great joyous lights. The Gandharva King Diamond Tree Flower Banner found the door of liberation causing all trees to richly flourish, causing all who see them to be delighted. The Gandharva King Universal Manifestation of Adornments found the door of liberation skillfully entering into the sphere of all Buddhas and bestowing peace and happiness on all living beings.
At that time the Gandharva king Sustaining the Nation, Imbued with the power of the Buddha looked over all the hosts of Gandharvas, and said in verse,
The innumerable doors to the realm of the Buddhas
Cannot be entered by any sentient beings.
The Buddha is like the nature of space, pure;
He opens the right path for all worlds.
In each one of the Buddhas Pores
Is an ocean of virtues, all replete--
all worlds are benefited and pleased by them:
This is what Tree Light can see.
The vast ocean of sorrow and suffering of the world
The Buddha can evaporate entirely.
The Buddha, compassionate, has many techniques:
Clear Eyes has deep understanding of this.
The ocean of lands of the ten directions is boundless--
The Buddha illuminates them all with the light of knowledge
,Causing them to wash away all wrong views:
This is where Tree Flower enters.
The Buddha, over countless eons in the past
Cultivated great compassion and skill in means,
To pacify all the worlds:
This path Universal Sound can enter.
The Buddha body is pure--All like to see it.
It can produce endless enjoyment in the world
As the causes and effects of liberation are successively fulfilled:
Good Eyes skillfully demonstrates this.
Sentient beings are confused, always going in circles--
Their barriers of ignorance are most firm and dense.
The Buddha expounds the great teaching for them:
This, Lion Banner is able to expound.
The Buddha manifests everywhere a body of wondrous form.
With innumerable differentiations equal to sentient beings,
By various means enlightening the world:
Wondrous Sound looks upon the Buddha this way.
The infinite doors of knowledge and means
The Buddha opens for all sentient beings,
To enter the true practice of supreme enlightenment
This, Diamond Banner well observes.
Within and instant, millions of eons--
he Buddhas power can show this with no effort,
Bestowing peace and comfort equally on all living beings:
This is the liberation of pleasant adornment.
Furthermore, the Kumbanda King Increase found the door of
liberation of the power to eliminate all maliciousness. The
Kumbanda King Dragon Leader found the door of liberation cultivating a boundless ocean of practices. The Kumbanda King Adornment found the door of liberation knowing what is pleasing to the minds of all sentient beings. The Kumbanda King beneficial action found the door of liberation of work perfecting pure radiance. The Kumbanda King Fearsome found the door of liberation showing all sentient beings the safe path free from fear. The Kumbanda King Sublime Adornment found the door of liberation evaporating the ocean of cravings of all sentient beings. The Kumbanda King High Peak Intellect found the door of liberation manifesting clouds of lights in all realms of being. The Kumbanda King Brave Strong Arms found the door of liberation shedding light everywhere destroying mountain-like barriers. The Kumbanda King Boundless Pure Flower Eyes found the door of liberation revealing the treasury of non-regressing great compassion. The Kumbanda King Enormous Face found the door of liberation everywhere manifesting bodies transmigrating in the various states of being.
At that time the Kumbanda King Increase, imbued with the power of the Buddha, looked over all the assembled Kumbandas and said in verse,
Perfecting the power of patience, the Guide of the World Cultivated practice for the sake of beings for countless eons,
Forever leaving the confusion of worldly pride--
Therefore his body is most majestically pure.
In the past the Buddha cultivated oceans of practices,
Edifying innumerable beings in all quarters,
Benefiting the living by all sorts of means,
This liberation door Dragon Leader has found.
The Buddha saves sentient beings with great knowledge,
Clearly understanding all of their minds
And taming them with various powers:
Adornment Banner, seeing this, gives rise to Joy.
Spiritual Powers appear responsibly like reflections of a Light;
The Wheel of Teaching in reality is like space,
Being thus in the world for incalculable eons:
This is realized by the Beneficent King.
Sentient Beings are blinded by ignorance always confused;
The light of Buddha illuminates the path of safety.
To rescue them and cause suffering to be removed:
Fearsome Contemplates this teaching well.
Floating and sinking in the ocean of desire full of all pains;
The all illuminating light of wisdom annihilates this all.
And having removed pain then expounds the truth:
This is the realization of Splendid Arrays.
The Buddha Body responds to all--none do not see it.
With various techniques it teaches the living,
Sound like thunder, showering the rain of truth:
This teaching High Intellect Enters.
The Pure light is not shown in vain--
Any who meet it, it will cause to dissolve heavy barriers;
It expounds Buddhas Virtues without any bounds:
Grave Arms can clarify this profound principle.
To give peace and comfort to all sentient beings,
He practiced great compassion for innumerable ages
Removing all pains by various means:
This is the vision of Pure Flower.
Spiritual Powers, independent and inconceivable,
That body appears throughout the ten directions,
Yet nowhere does it come or go:
This is what enormous face understands.
Furthermore, the Dragon King Virupaksha found the door of liberation extinguishing all the burning pains of the state of Dragon's. Shakra found the door of liberation of instantaneously transforming his own Dragon form and manifesting the forms of countless beings. The Dragon King Cloud Sound Banner found the door of liberation speaking the boundless ocean of Buddha names with a pure clear voice in all realms of being. The Dragon King Flaming Mouth found the door of liberation showing the differences in arrangements of boundless Buddha Worlds. The Dragon King Cloud Banner found the door of liberation showing all sentient beings the ocean of great joy and virtue. The Dragon King Takshaka found the door of liberation Destroying all fears with the pure voice of salvation. The Dragon King Boundless Steps found the door of liberation showing the form body of all Buddhas and the succession of their eons. The Dragon King Pure Form found the door of liberation producing the ocean of great delight and joy of all sentient beings. The Dragon King Great Sound Traveling Everywhere found the door of liberation manifesting the pleasing unobstructed sound that is equal to all. The Dragon King No Heat or Torment found the door of liberation annihilating all the sufferings of the world with a cloud of great compassion that covers all.
At that time, Dragon King Virupaksha, imbued with the power of the Buddha, looked over all the host of Dragons, and said in verse,
See how the Buddhas teaching is always thus
It helps and benefits all sentient beings;
It can, by the power of great compassion and pity,
Rescue those who have fallen into fearful ways.
The various differences of all sentient beings
The Buddha shows all on the tip of a hair,
Filling the world with spiritual demonstrations:|
Shakra sees the Buddha this way.
The Buddha, by means of unlimited spiritual power,
Tells of his names and epithets, as many as all beings--
He makes them all hear whichever they like:
Thus can Cloud Sound understand.
The beings of infinite, boundless lands,
The Buddha can make enter a single pore
While sitting at rest among those hosts.
This is the vision of Flaming Mouth
The irascible minds of all sentient beings,
Their bondage in ignorance, are deep as the sea;
The Buddha compassionately removes it all:
Flame Dragon, observing this, can see it clearly.
The virtuous powers of all sentient beings
Appear clearly in the Buddhas Pores--
Having shown this, he returns all to the ocean of blessings:
This is the vision of High Cloud Banner.
The pores of the Buddhas body radiate the light of wisdom:
That light intones a sublime sound everywhere--
All who hear it are free from worry and fear:
Takshaka realizes this way.
The lands, adornments, and succession of ages
Of all the Buddhas of all times
Appear as they are in the Buddhas Body:
Broad Steps sees this spiritual power.
I observed the Buddhas practice in the past,
Making offerings to the ocean of all Buddhas
Increasing his joy with all of them:
This is the entry of Dragon Swift.
The Buddha, by means of expedient sound adapted to type
Expounds truth for the masses making them rejoice.
That sound is pure and sublime, enjoyed by all who hear:
Going Everywhere, hearing this, joyfully awakens.
Sentient beings are oppressed in all states of existence,
Whirled about by habitual delusion, with no one to rescue them,
The Buddha liberates them with Great Compassion:
No Heat or Torment realizes this.
Furthermore, the Yaksha King Vishravana found the door of
Liberation saving evil beings by boundless skill in means. The Yaksha King Independent Sound found the door of Liberation examining all sentient beings, saving them with appropriate techniques. The Yaksha King Solemn Weapon Bearer found the door of Liberation of ability to give sustenance to all emaciated evil sentient beings. The Yaksha King Great Wisdom found the door of Liberation extolling the ocean of virtue of all sages. The Yaksha King Lord of Flaming Eyes found the door of Liberation Observing all sentient beings and engendering great compassion and knowledge. The Yaksha King Adamantine Eye found the door of Liberation aiding and comforting all sentient beings by various appropriate means. The Yaksha King Arm of Courage and Strength found the door of Liberation entering into the meaning of all teachings. The Yaksha King Bravely Resisting General found the door of Liberation guarding all sentient beings, causing them to abide in the way, with none living in vain. The Yaksha King Rich in Material Goods found the door of Liberation increasing all beings stores of blessings and virtues and causing them to always feel blissful. The Yaksha King Power to Smash High Mountains found the door of Liberation producing the light of wisdom and power of the Buddhas whenever called to mind.
At that time the Great Yaksha King Learned, imbued with the power of the Buddha, looked over the assembly of Yakshas and said in verse,
The evils of sentient beings are extremely fearsome--
They do not see the Buddha for hundreds, thousands of eons--
Drifting through life and death, they suffer myriad pains--
To rescue them, the Buddhas appear in the world.
The Buddha saves and protects all worlds,
Appearing before all sentient beings
To put a stop to the pains of transmigration and fearsome realms:
Independent sound enters this gate of teaching.
Sentient beings, evil deeds create multiple barriers;
The Buddha demonstrates sublime principles to break through
While lighting up the world with a bright lamp;
This truth Weapon Bearer can see.
The Buddha cultivated practices over oceans of eons past,
Praising all the Buddhas in the ten directions--
Therefore he has a lofty, far reaching fame:
This is what is understood by wisdom.
is wisdom is like space, unbounded;
His reality-body is immense, inconceivable--
Therefore he appears in all ten directions:
Flaming Eyes can observe this.
Intoning the wondrous sound in all realms of being,
He expounds the truth to benefit the living;
Wherever his voice reaches, all pains vanish:
Delving into this Technique is Adamant Eye.
All profound, vast meanings
The Buddha can expound in one phrase;
Thus the principles of the teaching are equal to the worlds:
This is the realization of courageous wisdom.
All sentient beings are on false paths--
Buddha shows them the right path, inconceivable,
Causing all worlds to be vessels of truth:
This Brave General can understand.
All virtuous activities in the world'
Come from the Buddha's Light;
The Ocean of Buddhas wisdom is immeasurable:
Such is the liberation of Materially Rich
Recall the countless eons of the past
When the Buddha cultivated the ten powers,
Able to fulfill all the powers: This is comprehended by High-Banner.
Furthermore, the Mahoraga King Beneficent Wisdom found the door of Liberation of using all spiritual powers and techniques to cause sentient beings to amass virtues. The Mahoraga King Dignified Sound found the door of liberation causing all sentient beings to get rid of afflictions and attain the joy of coolness. The Mahoraga King Adornment of Supreme Wisdom found the door of liberation causing all sentient beings, having good or bad thoughts, and consciousness, to enter into the pure truth. The Mahoraga King Lord of Sublime Eyes found the door of Liberation comprehending the equality of all virtuous powers without any attachments. The Mahoraga King lamp banner found the door of liberation edifying all sentient beings and causing them to leave the dark, fearsome states. The Mahoraga King Supreme Light Banner found the door of Liberation knowing the virtues of all the Buddhas and giving rise to joy. The Mahoraga King Lion Guts found the door of Liberation of the courage and strength to be the savior and guardian of all beings. The Mahoraga King Sound Adorned by Myriad Subtleties found the door of liberation causing all sentient beings to give rise to boundless joy and pleasure whenever brought to mind. The Mahoraga King Polar Mountain Guts found the door of Liberation of certain un-shakability in the face of all objects, finally reaching the other shore. The Mahoraga King Pleasing Light found the door of Liberation of showing the path of equality to all unequal beings.
At that time the Mahoraga King Dignified Light of Beneficent Wisdom, imbued with the power of the Buddha, surveyed the assembly of all the Mahoragas said in verse,
Observe the purity of the essence of the Buddha;
Manifesting everywhere a majestic light to benefit all kinds,
Showing the Path of Elixir making them clear and cool,
All miseries vanishing having no basis.
All sentient beings dwell in the sea of existence
Binding themselves with evil deeds and delusions--
He shows them the way of serenity he practices:
Pure dignified sound can well understand this.
The Buddha's knowledge is peerless, inconceivable.
He knows the minds of all beings, in every respect
And clarifies for them the pure truth:
This Adorned Topknot can comprehend.
Innumerable Buddha's appear in the world,
Being fields of blessings for all sentient beings--
Their ocean of blessings is vast and immeasurably deep:
Sublime Eyes can see all of this.
All sentient beings suffer grief and fear--
Buddha's appear everywhere to rescue them,
Extending everywhere through the space of the cosmos:
This is the sphere of Lamp Banner.
The virtues in a single pore of the Buddha
Cannot be assessed by all beings combined--
They are boundless, Infinite, the same as space:
Thus does vast light banner perceive.
The Buddha comprehends all things,
Is aware of the nature of all things,
Unshakable as the Polar Mountain:
Entering this approach to the truth is Lion Gut.
The Buddha in vast eons past
Amassed an ocean of joy, endlessly deep;
Therefore all who see him are glad:
This truth Adorned Sound has entered.
Realizing the real cosmos has no formal characteristics,
The ocean of transcendent ways completely fulfilled
His great light saves all sentient beings:
Mountain Gut knows this technique.
Observe the independent power of the Buddha
Appearing equally in the ten directions
Illuminating and Awakening all sentient beings:
This subtle light can well enter into.
Furthermore, the Kinnara King Heaven of Light of Refined Intellect found the door of Liberation universally producing all joyous actions. The Kinnara King Exquisite Flower Banner found the door of Liberation able to produce the unexcelled joy of truth and cause all beings to experience comfort and happiness. The Kinnara King Various Adornments found the door of Liberation of the vast store of pure faith replete with all virtues. The Kinnara King Pleasing Sound found the door of Liberation always producing all pleasing sounds, causing those who hear to be free from distress and fear. The Kinnara King Jewel Tree Light found the door of Liberation of compassionately establishing all sentient beings in enlightened understanding of mental objects. The Kinnara King Delight to the Beholder found the door of Liberation, manifesting all bodies of exquisite form. The Kinnara King Supreme Light Array found the door of Liberation knowing the works by which are produced all the most excellent adornments. The Kinnara King Subtle Flower Banner found the door of Liberation observing the results produced by the activities of all worlds. The Kinnara King Earth Shaking Power found the door of Liberation Always doing all things to benefit living beings. The Kinnara King Fierce Lord found the door of Liberation thoroughly knowing the minds of all Kinnara's and skillfully controlling them.
At that time the Kinnara King Heaven of Light of Refined Intellect Imbued with the Power of the Buddha, looked over all the masses of Kinnaras and said in verse,
All the pleasant things in the world
Arise from seeing the Buddha.
The Guide benefits all living beings
Being the savior and refuge of all.
He produces all joys and delights
Which beings receive without end;
He causes all who see not to waste:
This is the enlightenment of Flower Banner.
The ocean of Buddhas virtue is inexhaustible;
No bounds or limits to it can be found.
Its light shines in all ten directions:
This is the liberation of Adornment King.
The Buddha's great sound is always spoken
Showing the real true way out of distress.
All beings who hear it are happy and glad:
Pleasing sound is capable of believing this way.
I see the Buddhas sovereign powers
All stem from practices cultivated in the past;
With great compassion he saves beings and makes them pure:
This, Jewel Tree King can understand.
It is difficult to get a chance to see a Buddha;
Beings may encounter one in a million eons,
Adorned with the marks of greatness all complete:
This is the view of Beholders Delight.
Observe the Great Knowledge and Wisdom of Buddha
Responding to the Desires of all sentient beings,
Expounding to all the path of omniscience:
Supreme Adornments can comprehend this.
The Ocean of Deeds is inconceivably vast--
Beings suffering and happiness all come from it;
All this the Buddha can show:
This is what Flower Banner knows.
The Buddhas mystic powers are uninterrupted--
In all directions the earth constantly quakes,
Though no sentient beings are aware of it:
This immense power ever clearly sees.
Manifesting spiritual powers while among the masses,
He radiates light to make them wake up,
Revealing the realm of all Thus Come Ones:
This fierce lord capably observes.
Furthermore, the Garuda King Power of Great Swiftness had
found the door of Liberation of the non attached, unobstructed
eye observing everything in the worlds of sentient beings. The Garuda King unbreakable Jewel Topknot found the door of Liberation abiding in the realm of reality and teaching sentient beings. The Garuda King Pure Speed found the door of Liberation of the power of energy to perfect all means of transcendence. The Garuda King Non-Regressing Mind found the door of Liberation of bold power entering the realm of enlightenment. The Garuda King Steady Pure Light found the door of Liberation fully developing knowledge of the boundless differences in sentient beings. The Garuda King Beautifully Adorned Crown Topknot found the door of liberation adorning the citadel of the Buddha Teaching. The Garuda King Immediate Manifestation Everywhere found the door of Liberation perfecting the power of unbreakable equanimity. The Garuda King Ocean Surveyor found the door of Liberation knowing the physical forms of all sentient beings and manifesting forms for them. The Garuda King Dragon Sound Great Eye Energy found the door of Liberation of the knowledge entering into the acts of all sentient beings in death and life.
At that time the Garuda King Power of Great Swiftness, receiving the power of the Buddha, looked over all the Garudas and said in verse,
The Buddha Eye is vast and boundless,
Seeing all the lands in the ten directions.
Sentient beings therein are innumerable:
Showing great spiritual powers, he conquers them all.
The Buddhas Spiritual Powers are unhindered;
He sits under all the enlightenment trees in the ten directions
And expounds the truth like a cloud filling everywhere:
Jewel Topknot, hearing this, does not oppose.
The Buddha did various practices in the past,
Universally purifying great means of transcendence,
Giving offerings to all the enlightened:
This, the Swift King deeply believes.
In each pore of the Buddha
Boundless practices are shown in an instant;
Such is the realm of Buddhahood:
Adorned by Non Regression clearly sees all.
The Buddhas boundless wisdom light
Can destroy the net of ignorance and delusion
Saving all beings in all worlds:
This is the teaching held by Stable Light.
The citadel of truth is immense, endless;
Its gates are various and uncountable--
The Buddha, in the world, opens them wide:
Here, Beautiful Crown Topknot clearly enters.
All the Buddhas are one reality body--
True Suchness, equal, without distinctions;
The Buddha always abides through this power:
Immediate Manifestation Everywhere can fully expound this.
The Buddha in the past saved beings in all realms,
Shining Light throughout the world,
Teaching and taming by various means:
This supreme teaching Ocean Surveyor Realizes.
The Buddha sees all lands
All resting on the ocean of doing,
And rains the rain of truth on them all:
Dragon Sounds liberation is like this.
Furthermore, the Asura King Rahula found the door of Liberation of appearing as the honored leader of the masses. Bimacitta found the door of Liberation making countless eons manifest. The Asura King Skilful Magical Arts found the door of Liberation extinguishing the sufferings of all sentient beings and purifying them. The Asura King Great Following found the door of Liberation of self adornment by cultivation of all ascetic practices. The Asura King Bhandhi found the door of Liberation causing boundless realms in all the ten directions to quake. The Asura King Universal Shining found the door of Liberation of securely establishing all sentient beings by various techniques. The Asura King Wonderful Adornment of Firm Action found the door of Liberation of everywhere gathering unbreakable roots of goodness of clearing away all attachments. The Asura King Vast Causal Wisdom found the door of Liberation of leadership with great compassion free from confusion. The Asura King Manifesting Supreme Virtue found the door of Liberation causing all to see the Buddhas, serve, make offerings, and cultivate roots of goodness. The Asura King Good Sound found the door of Liberation of the practice of sure equanimity entering into all states of being.
At that time the Asura King Rahula, imbued with the power of the Buddha, looked over all the Asuras and said in verse:
In all the great masses in the ten directions,
The Buddha is most unique among them.
The radiance of his light is equal to space,
Appearing before all sentient beings
Billions of eons' Buddha Lands
Clearly appear in an instant;
Shedding light, he edifies beings everywhere:
This, Bhimasitta praises with joy.
The realm of Buddhahood has no compare--
With various teachings he is always giving aid,
Annihilating beings pains of existence:
King Kumara can see this.
Practicing austerities for countless eons,
He aids sentient beings and purifies the worlds
Thereby is the sages wisdom universally perfected:
Herein does Great Following See the Buddha.
Unhindered, incomparable great mystic powers
Move all lands in the ten directions
Without causing sentient beings to fear:
Great power can understand this.
The Buddha appears in the world to save the living,
Revealing the way to complete knowledge,
Causing all to give up suffering, and attained peace and bliss:
This teaching universal shining expounds.
The ocean of blessings in the world
Buddhas power can produce and purify:
Buddha can show the realm of liberations:
Adornment of Firm Action enters this door.
Unequaled is the Buddhas body of compassion
Extending everywhere, unhindered, causing all to see,
Like a reflection appearing in the world:
Causal Wisdom can express this quality.
Rare, incomparable great mystic powers,
Manifest Bodies everywhere throughout the cosmos
Each sitting under a tree of enlightenment:
Superior Qualities can explain the meaning of this.
The Buddha has cultivated practices for all times,
Having passed through every state of existence.
Liberating sentient beings from distress.
This is praised by King Good Sound.
Furthermore, the day spirit Displaying Palaces found the door of liberation entering into all worlds. The day spirit Bringing Forth the Fragrance of Wisdom found the door of liberation observing all sentient beings, helping and benefiting them all, causing them to be happy and content. The day spirit Delighting in Superb Adornments found the door of liberation emanating boundless pleasing lights beams. The day spirit Exquisite Light of Fragrant Flowers found the door of Liberation arousing the pure faith and understanding of boundless sentient beings. The Day Spirit Everywhere Collecting Marvelous Herbs found the door of Liberation of power to assemble and array of all pervading lights. The Day Spirit Liking To Make Joyful Eyes found the door of Liberation universally enlightening all sentient beings whether they be suffering or happy, and causing them to realize the enjoyment of truth. The Day Spirit Observing the Directions and Appearing Everywhere found the door of Liberation of different bodies of the worlds in the ten directions. The Day Spirit Majestic Power of Great Compassion found the door of Liberation saving all sentient beings and making them peaceful and happy. The Day Spirit Radiance of Goodness found the door of Liberation of the power to produce the virtues of joy and contentment in everyway. The Day Spirit Garland of Beautiful Flowers found the door of Liberation of universal renown and bringing benefit to all who see.
At that time, the Day Spirit Displaying Palaces, imbued with the power of the Buddha, surveyed all the Day Spirits and said in verse,
The Buddhas knowledge is like space; it has no end.
His light shines throughout the ten directions.
He knows the mental patterns of all sentient beings.
There is no world he does not enter.
Knowing what pleases all sentient beings,
He expounds an ocean of teachings according to suitability;
The Expressions and meanings, Greats and Far-Reaching, are not the same:
Complete Wisdom can perceive them all.
Buddha radiates light illuminating the world;
Those who see it rejoice without fail--
It shows the vast, profound realm of pure peace:
Delight in Pleasing Adornments understands this.
The Buddha showers the rain of truth without bound,
Able to make witnesses greatly rejoice;
Supreme roots of goodness are born from this.
Such is the realization of Exquisite Light.
Entering into all aspects of teaching with enlightening power
Ages of cultivation and discipline thoroughly pure
All this is for the salvation of beings:
This is what Wonderful Herbs understands.
Edifying sentient beings by various means,
All who see or hear receive benefit, Causing them all to dance for
Joyful Eyes sees in this way.
Appearing responsibly throughout the world,
Throughout indeed the entire cosmos,
Buddhas substance and nature neither exist nor do not
This, The Direction Observer Enters Into.
Sentient beings wander through difficulty and danger--
Buddha appears in the world out of pity for them
Making them get rid of all suffering:
In this liberation, Compassion Power Dwells.
Sentient Beings are shrouded in Darkness, sunk in eternal night;
Buddha preaches truth for them, bringing the dawn.
Allowing them to find happiness, getting rid of distress:
Light of Goodness enters this door.
The extent of Buddhas Blessings is like that of space--
All blessings in the world arise there from.
Whatever he does is not in vain:
This liberation Flower Garland Gains.
Furthermore, The Night Spirit Pure Light of Universal Virtue found the door of Liberation of great courage and strength in the bliss of tranquil meditation. The Night Spirit Observing the World with Joyful Eyes found the door of Liberation characterized by great pure delightful virtues. The Night Spirit World Protecting Energy found the door of Liberation Appearing everywhere in the world taming sentient beings. The Night Spirit Sound of a Tranquil Sea found the door of Liberation accumulating a spirit of immense joy. The Night Spirit Everywhere manifesting splendor found the door of Liberation of the sound of profound independent pleasing speech. The Night Spirit Everywhere Causing Flower Trees to Bloom found the door of Liberation of a vast store of joy full of light. The Night Spirit Egalitarian Protector and Nourisher found the door of Liberation enlightening sentient beings and causing them to develop roots of goodness. The Night Spirit Sporting Happily found the door of Liberation of boundless compassion rescuing and protecting sentient beings. The Night Spirit All Senses Always Joyful Found the Door of Liberation Everywhere Manifesting the Magnificent Gates of Great Compassion. The Night Spirit Producing Pure Bounty found the door of Liberation causing all sentient beings desires to be fulfilled.
At that time The Night Spirit Pure Light of Universal Virtue imbued with the power of the Buddha, looked over all the Night Spirits and said in verse,
You all should observe the Buddha's action,
It's vastness, serenity,
and space like character;
The shore less sea of craving he purifies completely,
His undefiled majesty illuminating all quarters.
All beings like to see the Buddha,
Met with but once in countless eons
Compassionately mindful of all, beings extending to all
This liberation door World Observer Sees.
The Guide saves and protects all worlds;
All beings see him before them
Able to purify all realms of existence:
This World Guardian Ably Observes.
In the past Buddha cultivated an ocean of joy--
Vast, Boundless, Beyond all measure;
Therefore, those who see are all delighted
This is realized by Silent Sound.
The realm of the Buddha is immeasurable--
Tranquil, yet able to preach throughout all quarters,
Causing all beings minds to be pure:
The Night Spirit Splendor, hearing, rejoices.
Among sentient beings who have no blessings,
Buddhas Array of Great Blessings Majestically Shine,
Showing them the way of serenity, beyond the dusts of the world:
Causing Flowers to Bloom Everywhere realizes this way.
Displaying great mystic powers everywhere,
Taming all sentient beings,
He makes them see various physical forms:
This, the Guardian Nourisher perceives.
In the past, Buddha spent every moment
Purifying the ocean of means and compassion.
To save all beings in all of the worlds:
This is the liberation of Blissful Happiness.
Sentient Beings are ignorant, always muddled--
The stubborn poisons of their minds are much to be feared.
The Buddha appears for their sake out of pity:
This Enemy Destroyer realizes with Joy.
The Buddhas' past practice was for sentient beings,
To let them satisfy their aspirations;
Because of this he has developed virtuous characteristics
This is what Bounty Producer Enters into.
Furthermore, the Direction Spirit Dwelling Everywhere found the Door of Liberation of the power of universal salvation. The Direction Spirit Ubiquitous Light found the Door of Liberation perfecting the practice of mystic powers to edify all sentient beings. The Direction Spirit Array of Light Beams found the Door of Liberation destroying all barriers of darkness and producing the great light of joy and happiness. The direction spirit Traveling Everywhere Unhindered found the Door of Liberation appearing in all places without wasted effort. The Direction Spirit Forever Ending Confusion found the Door of Liberation Revealing Names and Epithets of Buddha equal in number to all sentient beings producing virtue and merit. The Direction Spirit Roaming Everywhere in Pure Space found the Door of Liberation continuously producing exquisite sound causing all who hear it to be pleased. The Direction Spirit Great Sound of Cloud Banner found the Door of Liberation bringing rain everywhere, like a Naga, causing sentient beings to rejoice. The Direction Spirit Topknot and Eyes undisturbed found the Door of Liberation of the independent power to show the doings of all sentient beings without discrimination. The Direction Spirit Universally Observing the Doings of the Worlds found the Door of Liberation examining the various actions of beings in all realms of existence. The Direction Spirit Traveling Everywhere Watching found the Door of Liberation fulfilling all tasks and bringing happiness to all sentient beings.
At that time, the Direction Spirit Dwelling Everywhere, Imbued with the Power of the Buddha, looked over all the Direction Spirits and said in verse,
The Buddha freely appears in the world
To teach all living beings,
Showing the ways to truth, having them understand and enter,
Putting them in a position to realize highest wisdom.
His spiritual powers are as boundless as beings,
Displaying various forms according to their desires;
And all who see are freed from suffering:
This is Ubiquitous Lights power of Liberation.
Buddha, in the ocean of beings hindered by darkness,
Manifests the great light of the lamp of truth for them,
That light shining everywhere, so none do not see:
This is the liberation of Light Beam Arrays.
Commanding the various languages of all worlds,
Buddha teaches so that all can understand,
And the affliction of his hearers disappear:
This is the realization of Traveling Everywhere.
As many names as there are in all worlds,
Buddha Names emerge in equal numbers
Causing all beings to be free from ignorance:
This is the sphere of Ending Confusion.
If any sentient beings come before the Buddha
And hear the Buddhas sublime sound,
They will all be greatly delighted:
Traveling Throughout Space Understands this truth.
The Buddha, in every single instant,
Everywhere Showers the boundless rain of truth,
Causing all beings afflictions to perish
This is known to Cloud Banner
The Ocean of doings of all worlds
The Buddha equally shows,
Causing all beings to be rid of delusion by actions:
This is what Undisturbed Eye understands.
The Stage of omniscience has no bounds;
All the various mentalities of beings
The Buddha perceives with complete clarity:
This immense door the World Observer enters.
Buddha cultivated various practices in the past,
Completely fulfilling infinite transcendent ways,
Compassionately aiding all sentient beings:
This is the liberation of Universal Traveler.
Furthermore, the space spirit Pure Light Shining all around found the door of liberation knowing the mentalities of sentient beings in all realms of existence. The space spirit Traveling Everywhere Deeply found the door of liberation entering everywhere into the cosmos of reality. The space spirit Producing Auspicious Wind found the door of liberation comprehending the physical forms of boundless objects. The space spirit Abiding Securely Beyond Obstruction found the door of liberation able to remove all beings obstacles by delusions caused by actions. The space spirit Broad Steps and Beautiful Topknot found the door of liberation observing and contemplating them cast ocean of practical application. The space spirit Unhindered Light Flames found the door of liberation of the light of great compassion rescuing all sentient beings from danger. The space spirit Unobstructed Conquering Power found the door of liberation entering into the power of all virtues free from attachment. The space spirit Spotless Light found the door of liberation able to cause the minds of all beings to remove their veils and become pure. The space spirit Deep and Far Reaching Sublime Sound found the door of liberation of the light of knowledge seeing everywhere. The space spirit All Pervading Light found the door of liberation manifesting everywhere without moving from its own place.
At that time the space spirit Pure Light Shining All Around, imbued with the power of the Buddha, surveyed all the space spirits and spoke the following verses,
The Vast eye of the Buddha
Is pure and clear as space
Seeing all beings
With complete clarity
The great light of the Buddha Body
Illumines the ten directions
Manifesting in every place
Traveling Everywhere sees this way
The Buddha Body is like space
Unborn, it clings to nothing
It is ungraspable and without inherent nature
This is seen by Wind of Good Omen.
The Buddha, for countless eons
Has expounded all holy paths
Destroying barriers for all beings
This Sphere of Perfect Light understands
I observe the enlightenment practices
Accumulated by the Buddha in the past
All to make the world at peace
Beautiful Topknot works in this sphere
The realms of all sentient beings
whirl in the sea of Birth and Death
Buddha Emits a pain-killing light
The Unhindered Spirit can understand this.
His treasury of pure virtues
Is a field of blessings for the world
Appropriately enlightening with knowledge
The spirit Power understands this.
Sentient beings are veiled by ignorance
Wandering on dangerous paths
The Buddha emanates light for them
Spotless light realizes this.
Knowledge and Wisdom have no Bounds
Appearing in Every Land
With Light illumining the world
Sublime Sound sees Buddha here.
Buddha, to liberate beings
Cultivates practices everywhere
This grandiose will,
Universal Manifestation can Observe.
Furthermore, the wind Spirit Unimpeded Light found the door of liberation entering into all the Buddha teachings and all worlds. The wind spirit Everywhere Manifesting Courageous Action found the door of liberation providing extensive offerings to all the Buddhas appearing in innumerable lands. The Wind Spirit Gust Striking Cloud Banner found the door of Liberation eliminating the sickness of all sentient beings with a fragrant wind. The wind spirit Arrays of Pure Light found the door of liberation producing roots of goodness in all sentient beings and causing them to pulverize the mountains of multiple barriers. The Wind Spirit Power to Dry Up Water found the door of liberation able to defeat boundless armies of malicious demons. The wind spirit Great Voice Howling Everywhere found the door of liberation annihilating the fears of all sentient beings. The Wind Spirit Tree Branch Hanging Topknot found the door of liberation of the Ocean of Powers elucidation, entering into the real character of all things. The Wind Spirit Going Everywhere Unimpeded found the door of liberation of the treasury of techniques to harmonize and civilize all sentient beings. The Wind Spirit Various Mansions found the door of liberation entering into still, serene meditative poise and destroying the extremely deep darkness of folly and ignorance. The wind spirit Great Light Shining Everywhere found the door of Liberation of Unhindered Power to go along with all sentient beings.
At that time the Wind Spirit Unimpeded Light, imbued with the power of the Buddha, looked over all the wind spirits and said in verse,
The teachings of all Buddhas are most profound
With unhindered means by which all may enter
Appearing always in all worlds
Sign less, formless, without image.
Observe how the Buddha in the past
Gave offerings to endless Buddhas in a single instant--
Such bold enlightenment practice
Everywhere Manifesting can comprehend.
Buddha saves the world inconceivably;
None of his methods are used in vain
All cause action to be free from distress
This is the liberation of Cloud Banner
Beings have no blessings, they suffer many pains
With Heavy Veils and dense barriers always deluding them
Buddha makes them all attain liberation
This is known to Pure Light.
The Buddha's Vast Mystic Power
Conquers all armies of Demons
All his methods of subduing
Healthy Power is able to Observe.
Buddha emanates subtle sound from his pores
Which extends everywhere throughout the world
Causing all misery and fear to end
This is understood by Howling Everywhere.
Buddha, in all oceans of lands
Always preaches, over unthinkable eons
This wonderful elucidation power of Buddhahood
Tree Branch Topknot can comprehend.
Buddhas Knowledge enters all avenues of means
Completely free of hindrance therein
His realm is boundless and without any equal
This is the liberation of Going Everywhere.
The Buddhas state is without bounds--
By expedient means he shows it everywhere
Yet his body is tranquil and has no form.
This is the liberation of Various Mansions.
The Buddha cultivated practices for Oceans of Eons
And has completely fulfilled all powers
And can respond to beings in accord with worldly norms
This is the view of Shining Everywhere.
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Furthermore, The Fire Spirit Repository of Flames of Universal Light found the door of liberation removing the darkness of all worlds. The Fire Spirit Banner of Universal Assembly of Light found the door of liberation able to end all sentient beings delusions, wanderings, and pains of irritating afflictions. The Fire Spirit Great Light Shining Everywhere found the door of liberation of the treasury of great compassion with the immutable power of enriching. The Fire Spirit Topknot of Inexhaustible Light found the door of liberation of Light Beams Illuminating the boundless reaches of space. The Fire Spirit Eyes of Various Flames found the door of liberation of silent, serene lights in various magnificent arrays. The Fire Spirit Palace of Wonders found the door of liberation observing the Buddhas spiritual powers appearing without bound. The Fire Spirit Palaces in All Directions Like Polar Mountains found the door of liberation able to extinguish the blazing torments of all beings in all worlds. The Fire Spirit Sovereign of Awesome Light found the door of liberation able to freely enlighten all beings. The Fire Spirit Light Shining in All Directions found the door of liberation destroying forever all ignorant attached opinions. The fire Spirit Thunder Enlightening found the door of liberation of the great roar of power to fulfill all undertakings.
At that time the fire spirit Repository of Flames of Universal Light imbued with power from the Buddha looked over all the Fire Spirits and said in verse,
Observe the Buddhas Power of Energy--
For Vast, inconceivable millions of eons
They have appeared in the world to help sentient beings
causing all barriers of darkness to be destroyed
Sentient Beings in their folly create various views
Their passions are like Torrents, like fires blazing
The Guides Techniques Remove them all
Banner of Universal Assembly of Light Understands this.
Blessings and Virtues like space, unending―
No bounds to them can ever be found
This is the Buddhas immutable power of compassion
Light Shining realizing this conceives Great Joy
I observe the Buddhas practices
Over the eons, without bound
Thus manifesting spiritual powers
Palace of Wonders understands this.
Practice perfected over Billions of Eons, inconceivable
To which no one can find any bound or limit
Buddha expounds the real character of things, causing joy
This is Perceived by Inexhaustible Light.
All the vast masses in the Ten Directions
Behold the Buddha present before them
The tranquil light clearly lighting the world:
This Subtle Flames can Comprehend.
Sage appears in all worlds
Sitting in all of their palaces
Raining the boundless great teaching
This is the perspective of All Directions
The Buddhas wisdom is most profound;
Free in all ways, they appear in the world
Able to clarify all genuine truths
Awesome Light, realizing this, rejoices at heart.
The Folly of Views is a dark veil
Beings, deluded, eternally wander
For them, Buddha opens the gate of sublime teaching
Illuminating all Quarters can understand this.
The Gate of Buddhas' Vows is vast, inconceivable--
Their powers and transcendent ways are developed and purified
All appear in the world according to their ancient vows
This is what Thunder and Lightning understands.
Furthermore, The Water Spirit Ubiquitous Cloud Banner realized the door of liberation of compassion equally benefiting all beings. The water spirit Cloud Like Sound of the Ocean Tide found the door of liberation adorned with boundless truths. The Water Spirit Beautiful Round Topknot found the door of liberation observing those who could be taught and dealing with them with appropriate techniques. The Water Spirit Whirlpool of Skills found the door of liberation everywhere expounding the most profound realm of the Buddhas. The Water Spirit Store of undefiled Fragrance found the door of liberation everywhere manifesting pure, bright light. The Water Spirit Virtue Bridge Light-Sound found the sign-less, essence-less door of liberation of the pure realm of truth. The Water Spirit Freedom of Contentment found the door of liberation of the inexhaustible ocean of great compassion. The Water Spirit Good Sound of Pure Joy found the door of liberation being a mine of great joy among the hosts of enlightening beings at sites of enlightenment. The Water Spirit Everywhere Manifesting Awesome Light found the door of liberation appearing everywhere by means of the unimpeded, immensely vast power of virtue. The Water Spirit Roaring Sound Filling the Sea found the door of liberation observing all sentient beings and producing infinite techniques for harmonizing and pacifying them.
At that time the Water Spirit Ubiquitous Cloud Banner imbued with power from the Buddha looked over all the Water Spirits and said,
Gates of Pure Compassion, as many as atoms in all lands,
Together produce a single sublime feature of the Buddha.
Other features are also are each like this:
Therefore beholders of Buddha never become Jaded.
When the Buddha cultivated practice in the past,
He went to visit all of the Buddhas,
Cultivating himself in various ways, never lax:
These methods Cloud Sound enters.
The Buddha, In all ten directions,
Is still unmoving, not coming or going
Yet teaches beings appropriately causing them all to see:
This is what Round Topknot Knows.
The realm of the Buddha is boundless, immeasurable--
All sentient beings cannot comprehend it.
The preaching of his wondrous voice fills all directions
This is Technique Whirlpool's Sphere.
The Light of the Buddha has no end
It fills the cosmos inconceivably
Teaching, edifying, liberating beings:
This Pure Fragrance watches and sees.
The Buddha is pure as space,
Sign-less, Form-less, Present everywhere,
Yet causing all beings to see
This Light of Blessings well observes.
Of old, Buddha practiced great compassion
His mind as broad as all life.
Therefore he is like a cloud appearing in the world
This Liberation Contentment Knows.
All Lands in the ten directions
See the Buddha sitting on his seat
Becoming clearly enlightened with great realization
This is where Joyful Sound enters in.
Buddhas sphere of action is free from hindrance--
He goes to all lands in the ten directions,
everywhere showing great mystic powers--
Manifesting Awesome Light has realized this.
He cultivates boundless expedient practices
Equal to the worlds of sentient beings, Filling them all,
The Subtle action of his mystic power never ceasing:
Roaring Sound Filling the Sea can enter this.
Furthermore, The Ocean Spirit Producing Jewel Light found the door of liberation impartially bestowing an Ocean of Blessings on all beings. The Ocean Spirit Unbreakable Diamond Banner found the door of liberation preserving the good roots of all sentient beings by skilful means. The Ocean Spirit Undefiled found the door of liberation able to evaporate the Ocean of all Sentient Beings afflictions. The Ocean Spirit Always Dwelling in the Waves found the door of liberation causing all sentient beings to depart from evil ways. The Ocean Spirit Auspicious Jewel Moon found the door of liberation Everywhere destroying the darkness of great ignorance. The Ocean Spirit Beautiful Flower Dragon Topknot found the door of liberation extinguishing the Sufferings of all states of being and bestowing peace and happiness. The Ocean Spirit Everywhere Holding the Flavor of Light found the door of liberation Purifying all Sentient beings of their opinionated, ignorant nature. The Ocean Spirit Jewel Flame Flower Light found the door of liberation producing the will of enlightenment, which is the source of all nobility. The Ocean Spirit Beautiful Diamond Topknot found the door of liberation of the ocean of virtues of the unshakable mind. The Ocean Spirit Thunder of the Sea Tide found the door of liberation entering everywhere into absorption in the cosmos of reality.
At that time, the Ocean Spirit Producing Jewel Light Imbued with power from the Buddha, Looked over all the ocean spirits and spoke these verses,
Over an Ocean of inconceivably Vast Eons
He made offerings to all the Buddhas,
Distributing the merit to all living beings--
That is why his dignity is beyond compare.
Appearing in all worlds,
Knowing the capacities and desires of all beings,
Buddha expounds for them the ocean of truths:
This is Joyfully Realized by Indestructible Banner.
All sentient beings are shrouded by afflictions
Roaming in all conditions, subject to all miseries--
For them he reveals the state of Buddhahood.
Palace of all Waters enters this door.
Buddha, in unthinkable oceans of eons,
Cultivated all practices endlessly,
Forever Cutting the net of Beings confusion:
Jewel Moon can clearly Enter this.
Buddha sees beings always afraid
Whirling in the Ocean of Birth and Death
He shows them the Buddhas unexcelled way
Dragon Topknot, comprehending, gives rise to joy.
The realm of the Buddhas cannot be conceived--
It is equal to the cosmos and space--
It can clear away beings' net of delusion:
This Flower Holding is able to Expound.
The Buddha eye is pure and inconceivable
Comprehensively viewing all things
He points out to all the excellent paths
This, Flower Light understands.
The army of demons, huge, uncountable,
He destroys in the space of an instant
His mind undisturbed, unfathomable:
This is Diamond Topknot's Technique.
Speaking a Wondrous Sound in the Ten Directions,
That sound pervades the entire universe--
Such is the Buddha's Samadhi state
This is the realm of Ocean Tide Thunder.
Furthermore, the River Spirit Everywhere Producing Swift Currents found the door of liberation everywhere raining the Boundless rain of truth. The River Spirit Universally Purifying Springs and Streams found the door of liberation appearing before all sentient beings and causing them to be forever free from afflictions. The River Spirit Dust Free Pure Eye found the door of liberation by compassion and appropriate techniques washing away the dust of delusions from all sentient beings. The River spirit Roaring Everywhere found the door of liberation constantly producing sounds beneficial to all sentient beings. The River Spirit Rescuing Sentient Beings everywhere found the door of liberation always being non-malevolent and kind towards all sentient beings. The River Spirit Heatless Pure Light found the door of liberation Showing all pure and cool roots of goodness. The River Spirit Universally Causing Joy found the door of liberation cultivating complete generosity, causing all sentient beings to forever give up stinginess and attachment. The River Spirit Supreme Banner of Extensive Virtue found the door of liberation Being a Field of Blessings giving Joy to All. The River Spirit Light Shining on all worlds found the door of liberation causing all defiled beings to be pure, and all those poisoned with anger become joyful. The River Spirit Light of Oceanic Virtues found the door of liberation Able to Cause all sentient beings to enter the ocean of liberation and always experience complete bliss.
At that time the river spirit Everywhere Producing Swift Currents, imbued with the power of the Buddhas, looked over all the river spirits and spoke in verse,
Of old the Buddha, For the Sake of all beings,
Cultivated boundless practices of ocean of truth;
Like refreshing rain clearing blazing heat,
He extinguishes the heat of beings afflictions.
Buddha, in uncountable past eons,
Purified the world with the light of his vows,
Causing the Mature to realize enlightenment:
This is the realization of Universal Purifier.
With compassion and Methods numerous as beings
He appears before all, always guiding,
Clearing away the dirt of afflictions:
Pure Eyes, seeing this, rejoices profoundly.
Buddhas Speak of wondrous sound, causing all to hear--
Sentient beings, delighted, have hearts full of joy.
Causing them to wash away innumerable pains:
This is the liberation of Everywhere Roaring.
The Buddha cultivated enlightenment practice
to aid sentient beings for innumerable ages--
Therefore his light fills the world
The Spirit Guardian, Remembering is happy.
The Buddha cultivated practices for the sake beings
By various means making them mature
Purifying the ocean of blessings, removing all pains
Heatless, seeing this, rejoices at heart.
The gate of generosity is inexhaustible
Benefiting all sentient beings
Causing witnesses to have no attachment:
This is the enlightenment of Universal Joy.
Buddha cultivated genuine methods of enlightenment
Developing a boundless ocean of Virtues
Causing witness all to rejoice
This supreme Banner Happily Realizes.
He clears away the defilements of beings
Equally compassionate even to the vicious
Therefore acquiring radiance filling all space
Light shining on All Worlds sees and rejoices
Buddha is the field of blessings, ocean of virtues
Able to cause all to abandon evil
And fulfill great enlightenment
This is the liberation of Ocean Light.
Furthermore, the crop spirit Gentle Superb Flavor found the door of liberation bestowing Dharma-flavor on all sentient beings, causing them to develop a Buddha Body. The crop spirit Pure Light of Seasonal Flowers found the door of liberation able to cause all sentient beings to experience great joy and happiness. The crop spirit Physical Strength Courage and Health found the door of liberation purifying all realms by means of all round, complete teachings. The crop spirit Increasing Vitality found the door of liberation seeing the boundless mystical powers compassionately used by the Buddha edifying demonstrations. The crop spirit Everywhere Producing Roots and Fruits found the door of liberation everywhere revealing the Buddha's field of blessings and causing seeds planted there not to spoil. The crop Spirit Wonderfully Adorned Circular Topknot found the door of liberation causing the flower of sentient beings everywhere to bloom. The crop spirit Moistening Pure Flowers found the door of liberation compassionately saving sentient beings and causing them to increase in blessings and virtue. The crop spirit Developing Wonderful Fragrance found the door of liberation extensively demonstrating all methods of enlightening practice. The crop spirit Like by All who See found the door of liberation able to cause all sentient beings in the universe to abandon such ills as sloth and anxiety and to becomes pure in all ways. The Crop Spirit Pure Light found the door of liberation observing the good roots of all sentient beings, explaining the truth to them in appropriate ways, bringing joy and fulfillment to the masses.
At that time the crop spirit Gentle Superb Flavor, imbued with power from the Buddha, Looked over all the Crop Spirits and said,
The Buddhas Ocean of Unexcelled Virtues
Manifests a lamp which illumines the world:
Saving and protecting all sentient beings
He gives them all peace, not leaving without one.
The Buddhas virtues are boundless--
No beings hear them in Vain--
He causes them to be free from suffering and always happy
This is what Seasonal Flavors enters into
The powers of the Buddha are all complete--
His array of virtues appears in the world
And all sentient beings are harmonized
To this fact Courage Power can witness
The Buddha cultivated an ocean of compassion
The heart always as broad as the whole world
Therefore his spiritual powers are boundless
Increased Vitality can see this.
Buddha always appears throughout the world
None of his methods are employed in vain
Clearing away beings' delusions and torments
This is the liberations of Universal Producer.
Buddha is the great ocean of knowledge in the world
Emanating pure light which reaches everywhere
Whence is born all great faith and resolution
Thus can Adorned Topknot clearly enter
Buddha, observing the world, conceives kind compassion,
Appearing in order to aid sentient beings
Showing them the supreme way of peace and joy
This is the liberation of Pure Flowers
The pure practices cultivated by Buddha
Are fully expounded under the tree of enlightenment
Thus edifying everyone in all quarters
This, Wonderful Fragrance can hear.
Buddha, in all worlds,
Brings Freedom from sorrow, creating great Joy
All potentials and aspirations he purifies
The spirit Pleasing understands this.
The Buddha appears in the world
Observes the inclinations of all beings
And matures them by various means
This is the liberation of Pure Light.
Furthermore, the herb spirit Auspicious found the door of liberation observing the mentalities of all sentient beings and striving to unify them. The herb spirit Sandalwood Forest found the door of liberation embracing all sentient beings with light and causing those who see it not to waste the experience. The herb spirit Pure Light found the door of liberation able to annihilate the afflictions of all sentient beings by pure techniques. The herb spirit Universal Renown found the door of liberation able to increase the boundless ocean of good roots by means of a great reputation. The herb spirit Radiant Pores found the door of liberation hurrying to all sites of illness with the banner of great compassion. The herb spirit Darkness Destroying Purifier found the door of liberation able to cure all blind sentient beings and cause their eye of wisdom to be clear. The herb spirit Roarer found the door of liberation able to expound the verbal teaching of the Buddha explaining the different meanings of all things. The herb spirit Banner of Light Outshining the Sun found the door of liberation able to be the advisor of all sentient beings, causing all who see to produce roots of goodness. The herb spirit Seeing in All Directions found the door of liberation of the mine of pure compassion able to make beings give rise to faith and resolve by means of appropriate techniques. The herb spirit Everywhere Emanating Majestic Light found the door of liberation causing beings to remember Buddha, thereby eliminating their sickness.
At that time the Herb Spirit Auspicious, imbued with power from the Buddha looked over all the herb spirits and said,
The Buddha's Knowledge is inconceivable--
He knows the minds of all sentient beings,
And by the power of Various Techniques
Destroys their delusions and infinite pains.
The Great Hero's Skills cannot be measured
Nothing he does is ever in Vain
Unfailingly Causing the suffering of beings to vanish
Sandalwood Forest can understand this.
Observe the Buddha's teaching like so
He practiced for innumerable eons
And has no attachment to anything
This is the entry of Pure Light.
A Buddha is hard to meet in a million ages
If any can see one or hear one's name
It will unfailingly bring benefit
This is the understanding of Universal Renown
Each of the Buddha's hair pores
Emits light annulling distress
Causing worldly afflictions to end
This is the entry of Radiant Pores.
All sentient beings are blinded by ignorance
With an infinite variety of miseries from deluded acts--
Buddha clears it all away and opens the radiance of wisdom
This Darkness Breaker can see.
One tone of the Buddha has no limiting measure--
It can open up the ocean of all teachings
So that all who hear can comprehend
This is the liberation of Great Sound.
See how Buddha's knowledge is inconceivable--
Appearing in all realms he saves beings there,
Able to make those who see follow his teaching
This Outshining the Sun deeply understands
Buddha's Ocean of compassionate means
Is produced to help the world
Opening the right path wide to show beings
This Seeing in All Directions can comprehend
Buddha emits great light all around
Illumining all in the ten directions
Causing virtue to grow as the Buddha's remembered
This is the Liberation door of Majestic Light.
Furthermore, the forest spirit Spreading Flowers like Clouds found the door of liberation of the repository of the vast, boundless sea of knowledge. The forest spirit Outstanding Trunk Unfolding Light found the door of liberation of Great Cultivation and universal purification. The forest spirit Bearing Branches Emitting Radiant Light found the door of liberation increasing the growth of all sorts of sprouts of pure faith. The forest spirit Auspicious Pure Leaves found the door of liberation arrayed with all Pure Virtues. The forest spirit Draped Flame Treasury found the door of liberation of universal Wisdom Always viewing the entire cosmos. The forest spirit Pure Arrays of Light found the door of liberation knowing the ocean of all sentient beings activities and producing and spreading clouds of teaching. The forest spirit Pleasant Thunder found the door of liberation enduring all unpleasant sounds and producing pure sounds. The forest spirit Light and Fragrance All-Pervading found the door of liberation showing the vast realm of practices cultivated and mastered in the past. The forest spirit Subtle Light Shining Far found the door of liberation benefiting the world by means of all virtuous qualities. The forest spirit Flowers and Fruits Savoring of Light found the door of liberation able to cause all to see the Buddha appearing in the world, to always remember with respect and never forget, and adorn the mine of virtues.
At that time the Forest Spirit Spreading Flowers Like Clouds, imbued with power from the Buddha, looked over all the Forest Spirits and said,
In the past Buddha cultivated enlightening practices;
His virtue and wisdom are thoroughly complete
He has all powers fully in command
Emitting great light, he appears in the world.
The aspects of his compassion are as infinite as beings
Buddha purified them all in eons past
And therefore is able to bring aid to the world
This is the understanding of Outstanding Trunk.
Once sentient beings see the Buddha
He'll plunge them into the ocean of faith
Showing to all the enlightening way
This is the liberation of Wonderful Branches.
The virtues amassed in a single pore
Cannot be all not told of in an ocean of eons
The Buddhas techniques are inconceivable
Pure Leaves can understand this teaching.
I recall the Buddha in the past
Made offerings to infinite numbers of Buddhas
His knowledge becoming clear with each
This is what Store of Flames understands.
The ocean of actions of all sentient beings
The Buddha knows in an instant of thought
Such vast unhindered knowledge
Beautiful Adornments can begin to realize.
Always intoning the Buddhas serene, sublime sound
Produces incomparable joy everywhere
Causing all to awaken according to their understanding and inclination
This is the principle of Thunder Sounds practice.
The Buddha shows great mystic powers
All throughout the ten directions
Causing all his past deeds to be seen
This is where wheel All-Pervading Light and Fragrance Enters.
Sentient beings are dishonest and don't practice virtue
Lost and deluded they sink and flow in birth and death
For them he clearly opens the paths of knowledge
This is seen by Subtle Light.
Buddha, for the sake of beings blocked by habits
Appears in the world after of millions of eons
Causing them to see always for the rest of time
This is observed by Saver of Light.
Furthermore, The Mountain Spirit Jewel Peak Blooming Flowers found the door of liberation entering the light of absorption in great quiescence. The Mountain Spirit Flower Forest Topknot found the door of liberation cultivating and collecting good roots of kindness and developing an inconceivable number of beings to maturity. The Mountain Spirit Lofty Banner Shining Everywhere found the door of liberation Looking into the inclinations of all sentient beings and purifying their senses. The Mountain Spirit Undefiled Jewel Topknot found the door of liberation of boundless eons of diligent striving without becoming weary or remiss. The Mountain Spirit Light Illumining All Directions found the door of liberation awakening all with lights of infinite qualities. The Mountain Spirit Light of Great Power found the door of liberation of capability of self development and causing sentient beings to give up deluded behavior. The Mountain Spirit Awesome Light Conquering All found the door of liberation removing all pains so that none are left. The Mountain Spirit Light Orb of Subtle Intensity found the door of liberation spreading the light of the teachings, showing the virtues of all Buddhas. The Mountain Spirit Universal Eye Clearly See found the door of liberation causing all sentient beings to make their roots of goodness grow even in dreams. The Mountain Spirit Adamantine Eye of Mystery found the door of liberation bringing forth the great ocean of meaning.
At that time, the Mountain Spirit Blooming Flowers all over the Earth, imbued with power from the Buddha, surveyed all the hosts of mountain spirits and said in verse,
Having cultivated excellent practices without bound
Now he has attained mystic powers, also infinite.
His gates of teaching are wide open, numerous as atoms,
Causing all sentient beings to deeply understand and rejoice.
His body, adorned in many ways, is omnipresent,
The lights from his pores are all pure
With compassionate techniques he teaches all
Flower Forest Topknot understands this.
The Buddha-Body appears everywhere―its boundless,
Filling all worlds in the ten directions,
All faculties pure, a joy to all beholders.
This truth High banner can Understand.
For eons practicing diligently without flagging,
Unaffected by worldly things, like empty space,
By various means he edifies beings:
Realizing this is Jewel Topknot.
Sentient beings blindly enter dangerous paths;
Pitying them, Buddha emits shining Light,
Causing all beings thereby to awake:
Awesome light, understanding this, rejoices.
Extensively cultivating practices in all states of being,
He made offerings to innumerable Buddhas,
Causing beings who saw to make great vows:
This Great Power can clearly enter.
Seeing beings sufferings in transmigration,
Always enshrouded by barriers of doing,
He extinguishes all with the light of wisdom,
This is the liberation of conquering all.
Each of his pores emits subtle sound
Praising the Buddhas in accord with beings mentalities
Pervading all quarters for uncounted ages:
This is the door by which Light Orb has entered.
Buddha appears throughout the ten directions
Expounding the Subtle truth by various means,
With an ocean of practices abiding all beings:
This is what Clearly Seeing has understood.
The Gates of the Teaching are boundless as the sea
He expounds it with one voice making all understand,
Preaching forever with never an end:
Delving into this technique is Diamond Eye.
Furthermore, the Earth Spirit Pure Flower of Universal Virtue found the door of liberation constantly watching all sentient beings with an attitude of kindness and compassion. The Earth Spirit Adornment of Stable Blessings found the door of liberation manifesting the power of blessings and virtues of all sentient beings. The Earth Spirit Beautiful Flower Adorned Tree found the door of liberation Entering into all things and producing adornment for all Buddha fields. The Earth Spirit Universal Distribution of Treasures found the door of liberation cultivating and producing various states of meditation and causing sentient beings to get rid of obstructing defilements. The Earth Spirit Pure Eye observing the Season found the door of liberation causing all sentient beings to sport happily. The Earth Spirit Beautiful Golden Eyes found the door of liberation manifesting all pure bodies and harmonizing sentient beings. The Earth Spirit Fragrant Hair emitting light found the door of liberation of great power comprehending the ocean of virtues of all Buddhas. The Earth Spirit Silent Pleasing Sound found the door of liberation holding the ocean of speech sounds of all sentient beings. The Earth Spirit Curled Topknot of Beautiful Flowers found the door of liberation of the undefiled nature pervading all Buddha fields. The Earth Spirit Indestructible All Sustainer found the door of liberation revealing all that is contained in the cycles of teachings of all Buddhas.
At that time, the Earth Spirit Pure Flower of Universal Virtue, imbued with power from the Buddha, looked over all the Earth Spirits and said,
The doors of compassion opened by the Buddha
In every moment in the past cannot be all told of
He cultivated such practice unceasingly,
Therefore he has an indestructible body.
The Store of Blessings of All
Sentient Beings in all times, As well as enlightening beings,
All appear in the Buddhas Pores:
Adornment of Blessings, seeing this, rejoices.
His vast state of serene absorption
Is unborn, imperishable, has no coming or going;
Yet he purifies lands to show sentient beings
This is the Liberation of Flowered Tree.
Buddha Cultivated various practices
To make sentient beings dissolve all barriers;
Universal Distributor of Treasure
Sees this Liberation and rejoices.
The sphere of the Buddha is boundless--
He appears every moment throughout the world:
Observing the Season with Pure Eyes,
Seeing Buddha's realm of action, is joyful.
His sublime voice is limitless and inconceivable--
He destroys afflictions for all sentient beings:
Diamond Eye can realize this,
Seeing Buddhas boundless supreme virtues.
He appears in disguise in all kinds of forms
All throughout the universe:
Fragrant Hair Emitting Light always sees Buddha
Thus teaching all sentient beings.
His sublime voice extends everywhere
Explaining for beings for infinite eons
Pleasing Sound earth spirit comprehends this
And, hearing it from the Buddha, is reverently joyful.
Buddha's pores emit clouds of fragrant flames
Filling the world according to the mentalities of beings:
All who see this develop maturity:
This is what Flower Swirl observes.
Stable and unbreakable as Diamond
More unshakable than the Polar Mountain
The Buddha's body is in the world this way
All-Sustainer, able to see, gives rise to joy.
Furthermore, the city spirit Jewel Peak Radiance found the door of liberation benefiting sentient beings by appropriate means. The City Spirit Beautifully Adorned Palace found the door of liberation knowing the faculties of sentient beings and teaching and maturing them. The city spirit Jewel of Pure Joy found the door of liberation always joyfully causing all sentient beings to receive various blessings. The City Spirit Sorrow-less Purity found the door of liberation of the mine of great compassion saving those in fear. The City Spirit Flower Lamp Flame Eyes found the door of liberation of universally clear great wisdom and knowledge. The City Spirit Flame Banner Clearly Showing found the door of liberation appearing everywhere with appropriate means. The City Spirit Light of Virtue found the door of liberation observing all sentient beings and causing them to cultivate the vast ocean of virtue. The City Spirit Body of Pure Light found the door of liberation awakening all sentient beings from the darkness of ignorance. The city of spirit Eyes of Light of a Mountain of Jewels found the door of liberation able to pulverize the mountains of obstructions hindering sentient beings, by means of a great light.
At that time the City Spirit Jewel Peak Radiance, imbued with power from the Buddha, Surveyed all the hosts of City Spirits and said in verse,
The Guide is so inconceivable,
With light illuminating the Ten Directions:
All sentient beings see Buddha Before them,
Teaching and developing countless numbers.
The faculties of sentient beings are each different;
The Buddha knows them all.
The spirit Beautifully Adorned Palaces
Enters this gate of teaching with joy.
The Buddha cultivated practices for boundless eons,
Maintaining the teachings of the Buddha of past ages,
His mind always happily accepting them:
Jewel of Joy realizes this way.
Buddha in past was already able to remove
The fears of all sentient beings
And always exercise kindness and compassion toward them:
This, the spirit, sorrow less comprehends with joy.
Buddha's knowledge is vast and boundless;
Like space it cannot be measured.
Flower Eyes, realizing this, is pleased:
He can study the Buddhas ineffable wisdom.
The Buddhas physical forms are equal to sentient beings--
He causes them to see him according to their inclinations;
Flame Banner Clearly Showing understands this in his heart.
And practices this technique, producing joy.
Buddha cultivated an ocean of myriad blessings--
Pure, Vast, without any bounds:
Light of Virtue Banner, Taking this approach,
Contemplates, Comprehends, and is happy in mind.
Sentient beings ignorantly wander through various states of existence;
Like people born blind, after all they cannot see.
Buddha appears in the world to help them:
Pure light enters this door.
The Buddha's powers are boundless,
Like Clouds covering all the world;
He appears even in dreams to teach:
This is what Fragrant Banner perceives.
Sentient beings are foolish and ignorant, as though blind and deaf,
They are shrouded by all kinds of obstructing veils;
Buddhas light penetrates them, making them open up:
Such is the entry way of mountain of jewels.
Furthermore, The sanctuary spirit Banner of Pure adornments found the door of liberation of the power of commitment to produce vast adornments to offer to the Buddha. The sanctuary spirit Polar Mountain Jewel Light found the door of liberation Appearing Before all sentient beings perfecting the practice of great enlightenment. The sanctuary spirit Sign of the Thunder found the door of liberation causing all sentient beings to see the Buddha in Dreams teaching them according to their mentalities and according to their inclinations. The sanctuary spirit Wonderful Eyes raining flowers found the door of liberation able to rain all precious adornments that are hard to part with. The Sanctuary spirit Form of Pure Flowers found the door of liberation able to manifest beautifully adorned sanctuaries, teach many beings, and cause them to develop to maturity. The Sanctuary Spirit Garland Light Topknot found the door of liberation teaching the truth according to beings faculties, causing them to develop right awareness. The Sanctuary Spirit Raining Jewel Arrays found the door of liberation able to eloquently rain everywhere Boundless Joyous Truths. The Sanctuary Spirit Courageous Fragrant Eye found the door of liberation extensively praising the virtues of the Buddhas. The Sanctuary Spirit Diamond Colored Cloud found the door of liberation causing arrays of trees of boundless colors and forms to appear. The Sanctuary Spirit Lotus Light found the door of liberation being still and unmoving under the tree of enlightenment yet being present everywhere. The Sanctuary Spirit Radiance of Ineffable Light found the door of liberation demonstrating the various powers of a Buddha.
At that time the Sanctuary Spirit Banner of Pure Adornments, imbued with power from the Buddha, looked over all the sanctuary spirits and said,
I recall the Buddha in former times
The practices he performed for countless eons
Making offerings to all the Buddhas who appeared
So he has virtues vast as all space.
The Buddha practiced unlimited generosity
In infinite lands, numerous as all atoms.
Thinking of the Well-Faring Buddha
Polar Lights Heart is Glad.
Physical Forms of Buddha have no end;
His transformation pervade all lands,
Always appearing, even in dreams:
Thunder Banner, seeing this, gives rise to joy.
He practiced relinquishment for countless ages
Able to give up eyes, hard to part with, enough to fill a sea--
This practice of relinquishment was for the sake of all beings:
This, Wonderful Eyes happily understands.
Boundless forms, like blazing clouds of jewels,
Appear in sanctuaries throughout the world:
The spirit Form of Pure Flames rejoices
Upon seeing the mystical power of the Buddha.
The ocean of sentient beings activities is shore-less;
The Buddha fills it with the rain of truth,
Removing doubt and confusion according to potential
Flower Garland, realizing this is pleased.
The Different meanings of innumerable teachings
Are delved into by his oceanic eloquence:
The Spirit Raining Precious Adornments
Is always thus in mind.
In unspeakably many lands
He praised the Buddhas in all languages
And therefore has great fame and virtue:
Courageous Eye can keep this in mind.
Infinite Trees of various forms
Appear beneath the King Tree of Enlightenment:
Diamond Colored Cloud realizes this,
And always watches the tree with delight.
Bounds to the ten directions cannot be found
Likewise the knowledge of Buddha on the site of enlightenment:
The Lotus Lights Pure Mind of Faith
Enters this liberation and profoundly rejoices.
Everything at this site of enlightenment produces exquisite sound
Extolling the Pure, inconceivable powers of the Buddha
As well as the perfected causal practices:
This can be heard by ineffable Light.
Furthermore, the footstep following spirit Precious Symbol found the door of liberation raining jewels all over, producing bountiful joy. The Footstep-Following Spirit Lotus Light found the door of liberation showing the Buddha seated on a Lotus Throne of lights of all colors, causing delight to those who see. The Footstep-Following Spirit Supreme Flower Topknot found the door of liberation setting up the sanctuaries and assemblies of all Buddhas in every moment of thought. The Footstep-Following Spirit Embodying all beautiful visions found the door of liberation pacifying and harmonizing countless sentient beings at every step. The Footstep-Following Spirit Exquisite Gem Star Banner found the door of liberation in every moment of thought magically producing various Lotus-Like Webs of Light, everywhere raining showers of Jewel producing marvelous sounds. The Footstep-Following Spirit Joyfully Uttering Sublime Sounds found the door of liberation producing boundless oceans of joy. The Footstep-Following Spirit Sandalwood Tree Light found the door of liberation awakening the assemblies at all sites of enlightenment with a Fragrant Breeze. The Footstep Following Spirit Lotus Light emanating Light found the door of liberation from every pore intoning the subtle sounds of truth. The footstep-following period Subtle Light found the door of liberation producing from the body webs of various lights illuminating everywhere. The Footstep-Following Spirit Collection of Fine Flowers found the door of liberation enlightening all beings and causing them to develop oceans of virtues.
At that time the footstep following spirit Precious Symbol, imbued with the Buddhas power, surveyed all the assembled Footstep Following Spirits and said in verse,
Buddha practiced for innumerable eons,
making offerings to all the Buddhas,
His mind always joyful, never wearied,
His joy is deep and vast as the sea.
His spiritual powers, active every moment, are immeasurable--
He produces lotuses of various fragrances,
With Buddhas sitting on them, traveling all over:
Lotus Light sees it all.
The teaching of the Buddhas is thus:
The Vast assemblies fill all directions
They show mystic powers which can't be assessed:
This Supreme Flower clearly perceives.
In all places in the ten directions,
With every step he takes
He can develop all beings:
This beautiful visions understands.
He manifests bodies numerous as beings;
Each of these bodies fills the universe,
All shedding pure light and showering jewels:
This liberation Star Banner enters into.
The realm of the Buddha has no bounds
He showers the rain of truth, filling all--
Seeing the Buddha, the masses rejoice:
This is what's seen by Sublime Sound.
The Buddhas voice is equal in extent to space--
All sounds and voices are contained therein;
It tames sentient beings, extending to all:
Thus can Sandalwood hear.
All his pores emit magical sounds
Extolling the names of Buddhas of all times;
All who hear these sounds are delighted:
Thus does Lotus Light see.
The disguised appearances of the Buddha are inconceivable--
His physical forms are like the ocean,
Causing all to see according to mentality:
This is what Subtle Light apprehends.
Displaying great mystic powers everywhere,
He enlightens all beings:
Fine Flowers, seeing this truth,
Becomes joyful at heart.
Furthermore, the Multiple Body Spirit Realm of Pure Joy found the door of liberation remembering the ocean of Buddha's ancient vows. The Multiple Body Spirit Light Illuminating All Directions found the door of liberation of light shining everywhere on boundless worlds. The Multiple Body Spirit Oceanic Sound Conquering found the door of liberation of a great sound awakening all beings and causing them to be happy and harmoniously tranquil. The Multiple Body Spirit Pure Flower Adorned Topknot found the door of liberation of a Body Light Space, omnipresent. The Multiple Body Spirit Infinite Dignified Postures found the door of liberation showing all sentient beings the realm of the Buddhas. The multiple body spirit Array of Supreme Light found the door of liberation causing all famished sentient beings to be physically healthy and strong. The Multiple Body Spirit Fragrant Clouds of Pure Light found the door of liberation clearing away all sentient beings defiling afflictions. The multiple body spirit Guardian Sustainer found the door of liberation overturning all sentient beings' ignorant, foolish, maniacal actions. The Multiple Body Spirit Ubiquitous Shepard found the door of liberation manifesting adornments in the Palaces of all world leaders. The Multiple Body Spirit Immutable Light found the door of liberation embracing all sentient beings and causing them to produce pure roots of goodness.
At that time the Multiple Body Spirit Realm of Pure Joy empowered by the Buddha, looked over all the multiple body spirits and said,
I remember, countless eons ago,
A Buddha, Sublime Light appeared in the world;
This world honored one in the presence of that Buddha
Vowed to attain enlightenment and served all Buddhas.
Buddhas body emits great light,
Which fills the entire cosmos;
When beings encounter it, their minds are subdued:
This is seen by illuminating all directions.
Buddhas voice makes all countries tremble.
Every sphere of sound
Awakes all beings without exception:
Conqueror, hearing, rejoices at heart.
The Buddha Body is pure, ever calm,
Manifesting all forms, yet without any signs,
Abiding this way everywhere in the world,
This is the approach of Pure Flowers.
The Guide is so inconceivable,
causing all to see according to their minds--
sometimes sitting, or walking, or standing:
Infinite Dignified Postures understands this.
A Buddha is hard to meet even in a million eons--
He appears in the world to give help freely,
Causing beings to be free from the pains of destitution:
Here is where Supreme Light Array enters.
Each of the Buddhas teeth
Emits blazing clouds of light, as from a fragrant lamp
Destroying the Illusions of all sentient beings:
Undefiled Clouds sees in this way.
Beings' attachments and delusions are multiple barriers--
They follow demons in their ways, always involved in routines;
Buddha shows them the way to liberation:
Guardian Sustainer can understand this.
I see the independent power of Buddha,
His light filling the universe;
In royal palaces he edifies beings.
This is the realm of the Ubiquitous One.
Beings are deluded, full of miseries--
Buddha is in their midst, always saving,
Causing delusions to vanish and joy to abound:
This is what's seen by Immutable Light.
Furthermore, the Thunderbolt Bearing Spirit Demigod of Wonderful Form found the door of liberation seeing the Buddha manifest a body of infinite physical forms. The Thunderbolt Bearing Spirit Banner of Swiftness of the Sun found the door of liberation of each hair of the Buddha Body radiating clouds of various light beams, like the sun. The Thunderbolt Bearing Spirit Light of the Flowers of the Polar Mountain found the door of liberation of great mystic powers manifesting innumerable bodies. The Thunderbolt Bearing Spirit Pure sound of Clouds found the door of liberation of infinite sounds corresponding to all species. The Thunderbolt Bearing Spirit Great Armed God found the door of liberation appearing as the leader in all worlds and awakening sentient beings. The Thunderbolt Bearing Spirit Delightful Light found the door of liberation revealing all the different aspects of the Buddhas teachings. The Thunderbolt Bearing Spirit Sound of Thunder and Great Trees found the door of liberation bringing together all the Tree Spirits with Delightful Ornaments. The Thunderbolt Bearing Spirit Lion King Light found the door of liberation fulfilling and clearly understanding the Buddhas vast array of blessings. The Thunderbolt Bearing Spirit Auspicious Eye of Intense Flames found the door of liberation observing the minds of sentient beings on dangerous paths and manifesting a magnificently adorned body for them. The Thunderbolt Bearing Spirit Lotus Jewel Topknot found the door of liberation showering everywhere the Jewel Topknot's Adorning all sentient beings.
At that the Thunderbolt Bearing Spirit Demi God of Wonderful Form, empowered by the Buddha, said in verse,
Observe the King of Truth--
The teaching of the King of Truth is thus.
His physical forms have no bounds,
Manifesting throughout the world.
Each of the Buddhas hairs
Is an inconceivable act of light,
Like the clear orb of the sun
Illuminating all Lands.
The Spiritual Powers of the Buddha
Pervade the entire cosmos--
In the presence of all sentient beings,
He manifests infinite bodies.
The Sound of the Buddhas teaching
Is heard in all quarters;
According to the type of being,
He satisfies all their minds.
The masses see the Honored Sage
In the palace of the World
For the sake of all the living
Expounding the Great Teaching.
In the whirlpool of the Ocean of Truth,
With all kinds of different doctrines,
Various appropriate techniques,
He teaches without end.
Those boundless great techniques
Respond to all the lands;
Those who meet the Buddhas Light
All see the Buddha Body.
Having served all the Buddhas,
Many as atoms in a billion lands,
His virtue is as vast as space,
Looked up to by all.
His mystical power is impartial,
Appearing in all lands;
While sitting at rest in the Sublime Enlightenment Site
He appears before all sentient beings.
Blazing Clouds Illuminating All
With Various Spheres of Light
Extending throughout the universe,
Showing where the Buddha acts.
Volume 5: The Wonderful Adornments of the Leaders of the World, the 5th section
Furthermore, The Great Enlightening Being Universally Good (Samantabhadra Bodhisattva Mahasattva) entered into the ocean of techniques and inconceivable doors of liberation and entered into the ocean of merits and virtues of the Thus Come One. That is to say, there was a Door of Liberation called Purifying all Buddha Lands, Pacifying the Sentient beings and causing them all to be ultimately emancipated. There was a door of Liberation called Going to All Realms of Complete Virtues cultivated by all the Buddhas. There was a door of Liberation called the Great Ocean of Vows defining the stages of all enlightening beings. There was a door of Liberation called Everywhere manifesting infinite bodies numerous as atoms in the cosmos. There was a door of Liberation called explaining an inconceivable number of different names throughout all lands. There was a door of Liberation called showing all the boundless realms of enlightening beings psychic powers in all atoms. There was a door of Liberation named showing the events of the formation and decay of the ages of past, present, and future in the space of an instant. There was a door of Liberation named showing the Oceans of Faculties of all enlightening beings, each entering their own spheres. There was a door of Liberation named ability to make various bodies appear by mystic powers all throughout the boundless cosmos. There was a door of Liberation called showing the processes of all enlightening beings practices, entering into the great techniques of universal knowledge.
At that time, The Great Enlightening Being Universally Good by virtue of his own accomplishment, and also receiving the spiritual power of the Buddha, having looked over the ocean of all the assemblies spoke these verses:
The immense, vast fields adorned by the Buddha
Are equal in number to all atoms;
pure children of Buddha fill them all,
Raining the inconceivable, most sublime teaching.
As in this assembly we see the Buddha sitting,
So it is also in every atom;
The Buddha body has no coming or going,
And clearly appears in all the lands there are.
Demonstrating the Practices Cultivated by enlightening beings
The various techniques of innumerable approaches to their stages
Expounding as well the inconceivable truth,
He causes the Buddha Children to enter the realm of reality.
Producing Phantom Buddhas numerous as atoms
Corresponding to the inclinations of all beings minds,
The expedient doors into the profound realm of truth,
Boundlessly Vast, all he expounds.
The Buddhas names are equal to the worlds,
Filling all lands in the ten directions;
None of his methods are employed in vain:
He tames sentient beings and purifies all.
The Buddha, in every atom,
Displays infinite great mystic powers--
Sitting in each on the enlightenment site,
He speaks of past Buddhas enlightening deeds.
All immense eons of past, present, and future,
Buddha reveals in every instant--
All the events of their formation and decay
His inconceivable knowledge comprehends.
The congregation of Buddhas Children is endlessly vast;
But though they try together to fathom Buddha state
The teaching of the Buddhas have no bounds--
To thoroughly know them all is most difficult.
Buddhas like space, without discrimination,
Equal to the real cosmos, with no resting place,
Phantom Manifestations Circulate Everywhere,
All sitting on enlightenment sites attaining true awareness.
Buddha teaches widely, with wonderful voice--
All stages of enlightenment are thoroughly clear
Appearing before each sentient being,
He gives all the Buddhas equal truth.
Furthermore the Great Enlightening Being Sublime Light of Pure Virtue, the Great Spiritual Hero found the door of liberation going to all assemblies of enlightening beings in the ten directions and adorning the sites of enlightenment. The enlightening being Light of the Supreme Lamp of Universal Virtue found the door of liberation in a single instant showing endless entrances to attainment of true awakening, teaching and developing inconceivable worlds of sentient beings. The enlightening being Lion Banner of Universal Light found the door of liberation cultivating the enlightening beings adornments of blessings and virtue, producing all Buddha Lands. The enlightening being Subtle Light of Flames of Universal Jewels found the door of liberation observing the realms of the Buddhas mystic powers, without confusion. The enlightening being Banner of Oceans of Qualities of Universal Sounds found the door of liberation showing the adornments of all Buddha fields in one congregation at a site of enlightenment. The enlightening being Light of Universal Knowledge Illuminating the Realm of Buddhahood found the door of liberation following the Buddha investigating the most profound and enormously vast matrix of the Cosmos. The Enlightening Being Light of Inexhaustible Virtue of Universal Purity found the door of liberation entering into all mundane activities and producing the boundless practices of enlightening beings. The enlightening being Universal Supreme Light found the door of liberation able to manifest the spheres of all Buddhas within the formless realm of truth.
At that time the Great Enlightening Being Sublime Light of Pure Virtue, the spiritual hero, empowered by the Buddha, looked over the ocean of liberation doors of all the enlightening beings and said in verse,
All lands there be in the ten directions
Are beautified and Purified all in an instant,
By the Sublime Voice turning the wheel of truth
Throughout the world, without an equal.
The realm of the Buddha has no bounds--
In an instant the cosmos is filled;
In every atom he sets up an enlightenment site,
Proving enlightenment in all creating mystic displays.
Buddha cultivated practices in the past
Extending through countless eons
Adorning all Buddha Fields,
Appearing unhindered, like space.
The Buddhas spiritual powers are unlimited,
Filling the boundless reaches of all time--
Even if one spent countless eons constantly observing,
One would never be weary or jaded.
Observe the realms of Buddha's mystic power--
All lands in all quarters are beautifully pure:
He appears therein in every one,
Instantaneously Changing, in infinite forms.
If you observe the Buddha for countless ages
You won't apprehend even the extent of one Hair--
The Buddha's boundless doors of Techniques
Illumine inconceivably many fields.
Buddha, in past ages in the world,
Served an infinite ocean of Buddhas;
Therefore all beings are like River Rapids
Coming to make offerings to the World Honored One.
The Buddha appears everywhere,
In infinite lands in each atom
The realms therein being all infinite too;
In all he abides for endless eons.
Buddha of Yore for the sake of all beings
Cultivated an ocean of boundless compassion,
Entering Birth and Death along with all beings,
Teaching the Masses, Making them Pure.
Buddhas abide in the Matrix of the Cosmos of Real Thus-ness--
Sign-less, Formless, Free from all taints.
When beings observe Buddha's various Bodies,
All their troubles and pains then dissolve.
Furthermore, the Great Enlightening Being Great Brilliance of the Moon Reflected in the Ocean, the Great Spiritual Hero, found the door of liberation producing the means of transcendence pertaining to each stage of enlightenment thereby edifying sentient beings and purifying all Buddha lands. The Enlightening Being Undefiled Treasury of Light of Oceans of Cloudlike Sounds found the door of liberation in every instant of awareness entering into the various distinctions of all objective realms. The enlightening being Topknot born of Wisdom found the door of liberation revealing pure great virtues to all sentient beings when they first arrive at the site of enlightenment. The enlightening being Brave Lotus Topknot found the door of liberation revealing all the Buddha Teachings to sentient beings in accord with their infinite faculties and understandings. The Enlightening Being Sun Banner of Clouds of Universal Knowledge found the door of liberation developing the knowledge of Buddhahood, abiding forever. The Enlightening Being Greatly Persevering with Indestructible Courage found the door of liberation of power to enter into all the boundless symbols of the Teachings. The enlightening being Banner of Light of Fragrant Flames found the door of liberation showing how all the present Buddhas first began enlightening Practice, And on through to their final consummation of the Body of Knowledge and Wisdom. The Enlightening Being Deep Beautiful Sound of Great Enlightened Virtue found the door of liberation Peacefully abiding in the ocean of all the great vows of Vairocana, the Illuminator. The Enlightening Being Born of Wisdom with the light of Great Virtue found the door of liberation revealing the most profound realm of the Buddha, which pervades the cosmos.
At that time the Great Enlightening Being Great Brilliance of the Moon reflected in the Ocean, Empowered by the Buddha, observed the ocean of arrays of all the hosts of enlightening beings, and said in verse:
The Paramitas and the stages of enlightenment,
Vast, inconceivable, are all fulfilled:
Infinite sentient beings subdued and harmonized,
All Buddha Lands are Pure.
As Buddha teaches in the worlds of beings,
All lands in the ten directions are filled:
In an instant of thought he turns the wheel of truth
Accommodating it to all states of mind.
Buddha, over countless vast eons,
Has appeared everywhere before sentient beings;
According to his past cultivation,
He shows his purified realm of action.
I see everywhere in all directions
And see the Buddhas showing Mystic Powers
All sitting in Sanctuaries Realizing Enlightenment
Surrounded by Listening Crowds.
The Immense Radiance of Buddhas Reality Body
Can Appear in the World through Expedient Means
According with the inclinations of all beings minds
Raining the teachings to suit their faculties.
The impartial, sign-less body of true Suchness
The Pure Reality Body of Untainted Light
With Knowledge and Calm, with innumerable bodies
He preaches the truth, adapting to all.
The Powers of the King of Truth are all Pure
His knowledge and Wisdom like Space, unbounded;
He reveals all without any concealment.
Causing all beings to be enlightened.
In accord with what Buddha Cultivated
Up to his perfection of all knowledge
Now he radiates light through the cosmos
Showing it all therein.
Buddha shows mystic powers through his original vow,
Illuminating all in the Ten Directions;
What the Buddha Practiced of Yore,
All is expounded in these networks of light.
There is no end of worlds in all directions.
No Equals, No Bounds, Each one distinct.
Buddhas Unhindered Power Emits a great light
Clearly revealing all of those lands.
At that time the Buddhas Lion Seat, It's round platform of exquisite flowers of many jewels, it's base, steps, doors, and all of its embellishments, each produced as many great enlightening beings as there are atoms in a Buddha Land. There Names were Oceanic Wisdom, Sovereign King of Occult Powers; Thunder Shaking All; Topknot of Lights of Many Jewels; Bold Intelligence of the Son of Knowledge; Seal of Knowledge made of Jewels of Inconceivable Qualities; Hundred Eye Lotus Topknot; Light Spheres of Golden Flames; Universal Sound of the Cosmos; Cloud Sound Pure Moon; Banner of Light of Benevolent Courage: These were the leaders, and there were as many of them as atoms in many Buddha Lands.
At the same time as they appeared, these enlightening beings each produced clouds of various offerings: For example, clouds of flowers of all jewels, clouds of all subtle fragrances of Lotus Blossoms, Clouds of orbs of jewel lights, clouds of fragrant flames of boundless realms, clouds of jewel like light spheres from the treasury of the sun, clouds of all pleasing musical sounds, clouds of flames of light from all jewel lamps, with boundless colors and forms, clouds of branches, flowers, and fruits from trees of many jewels, clouds of regal jewels with inexhaustible pure radiance, clouds of all the finest decorative gems; there were as many such clouds of various offerings as there are atoms in a Buddha World. Each of these enlightening beings produced such clouds of offerings unceasingly, raining on the oceanic assemblies at all enlightenment sites.
Having manifested these clouds, they circled the Buddha to the right, circling him countless hundreds of thousands of times. In whatever direction they came from, there, not far from the Buddha, they magically produced innumerable Lotus Lion Seats of various Jewels, and each sat cross legged thereon.
The spheres of actions of these enlightening beings were pure and vast as the sea. They had attained the state of universality of illumination of knowledge and wisdom. Following the Buddhas, They were unhindered in their actions. They were able to enter the ocean of all principles of discernment and elucidation, and had mastered the teaching of inconceivable liberation. They dwelt in the state of all sided-ness of the Buddhas. They had already mastered all techniques of concentration formulae, and were able to contain the ocean of all the teachings. They dwelt in the stage of equanimous knowledge of past, present, and future. They had attained the immense joy of profound faith. Their boundless stores of blessings were most pure. They observed everywhere in space throughout the cosmos. They diligently made offerings to all Buddhas appearing in any land in all worlds.
At that time, the Great Enlightening Being Oceanic Wisdom, Sovereign King of Occult Powers, the great spiritual hero, empowered by the Buddha, surveyed the oceans of masses at the scene of enlightenment and said in verse:
Buddha knows what all Buddhas have realized--
Unhindered as space he illumines all,
His light pervading countless lands everywhere.
He sits amidst the hosts all magnificently pure.
The Buddhas virtues cannot be measured;
They fill all the Cosmos in every direction.
Sitting under every enlightenment tree,
All the Great Powers Assemble like Clouds.
Buddha has such spiritual powers,
Manifesting infinite forms at once.
The Buddhas sphere is beyond bounds--
Individuals see according to their liberation.
Buddha passed oceans of eons
Working in all realms of being
Teaching Creatures by various means,
Having them accept and practice enlightening ways.
Vairochana replete with magnificent refinements,
Sits on a Lotus Bank Lion Seat.
All the assembled Hosts are Pure;
Silently all gaze in Respect.
The Banks of Jewels Radiate Light,
Emitting boundless clouds of fragrant flames;
Countless Flower Garlands are draped around
On Such a Seat does the Buddha Sit.
Various adornments decorate its glorious facades
Constantly Emitting Lamp-Like Clouds of Fragrant Flames,
Immensely Vast, Blazing, Illumining All.
The Sage sits upon Supreme Embellishments.
Beautiful Windows of Various Jewels,
Draped with Lotuses of Exquisite Gems,
Always producing Sublime Sounds delighting all hearers,
Thereon Buddha sits, most Radiant of all.
A Jewel Crescent Supports the Seat Shaped like a half moon;
Diamond is it's pedestal, its color blazing bright;
Enlightening Beings constantly circle it
Buddha is the most radiant among them.
His various mystic displays fill the ten directions.
Expounding the far-reaching vows of the Thus Come One,
All reflected images appear therein;
It is on such a seat the Buddha calmly sits.
At that time the Great Enlightening Being Thunder Shaking All, empowered by the Buddha, Looked over all the assembled hosts and said,
Buddha accumulated enlightenment practices,
Making offerings to infinite Buddhas everywhere.
Sustained by the power of the Well Gone One (Sugata)
None do not see him on his seat.
Jewels of fragrant flames, fulfilling all wishes,
Encrust the Buddha's flower lion throne;
Various adornments, all appearing as reflections,
Are clearly seen by all the hosts.
Buddhas throne displays magnificent forms;
Instant to instant their colors and types each differ.
According to the Differences in Beings' Understandings
Each sees the Buddha thereupon.
Jewel Branches hanging down, Webs of Lotus Flowers
As the flowers open, enlightening beings emerge.
Each producing sublime, pleasing voices.
Praising the Buddha on his throne.
Buddhas virtues are extensive as space--
All adornments are born from them.
The embellishing features of each particular state
No sentient beings can comprehend.
Diamond is the ground, indestructible.
Vast, Pure, Level, and Even.
Nets of Pearls hang in the sky.
All around the enlightenment tree.
The infinite colors of the ground are all distinct;
Gold dust is spread all around,
Flowers and jewels strewn about,
All beautifying Buddha's throne.
Earth spirits dance with joy,
With infinite manifestations in an instant,
Creating clouds of adornments everywhere,
While remaining reverently gazing at Buddha.
Jewel Lamps, immensely large, shining extremely bright,
Fragrant Flames and swirling light never ending,
These manifestations differ according to the time.
Earth spirits make offerings of these.
All the adornments existing.
In every single land
Appear at this enlightenment scene
By the mighty sacrosanct power of Buddha.
Then the Great Enlightening Being Jewel Light Topknot empowered by the Buddha, surveyed the Oceanic Masses at the site of enlightenment and said,
When the Buddha was cultivating practice in the past,
He saw the various Buddha Lands, all fully complete.
The lands he saw this way were endless:
All of them appear at this enlightenment scene.
The Buddhas enormous spiritual power
Sheds light showering gems everywhere
This treasury of jewels is scattered over the sight
Beautifying the ground all around.
Buddhas blessings and mystical powers
Adorn everywhere with precious gemstones;
The ground and the enlightenment tree
Alternately emit light and sound expressing the truth.
Precious lamps, infinite, rain from the sky,
Studded with regal sapphires,
All emitting subtle sounds speaking truth:
This, the earth spirits cause to appear.
The Jewel Ground manifests ubiquitous clouds of light
Jewel Lamps blaze bright as lightning
Jewel nets hung afar cover above.
Jewel boughs variously draped make decorations.
Look over the entire ground--
Adorned with various beautiful jewels.
It shows beings the ocean of actions,
Causing them to comprehend the real nature of things.
The enlightenment trees in all the spheres
Of all the Buddhas everywhere
All appear at the enlightenment site,
Expounding the Buddhas pure teaching.
In accord with the inclinations of beings' minds,
The ground produces wonderful sounds,
Conforming to what the Buddha would preach at his seat,
Each of the teachings fully explained.
The ground constantly produces subtle fragrant light;
In the light are chanted pure clear sounds;
If any beings are able to receive the teaching,
It causes them to hear, and their afflictions vanish.
Each adornment is fully complete.
And could not be described in billions of kalpas.
The Buddhas mystic power extends everywhere;
That's why the ground is beautifully pure.
Then the Great Enlightening Being Bold Intelligence of the Sun of Knowledge, empowered by the Buddha, looked over all the multitudes assembled on the scene and said in verse,
The World Honored One sits in the hall of truth with steady gaze
Brilliantly lighting up the palace.
In accordance with the dispositions of all beings
His body appears throughout all lands.
The Buddhas palace is beyond conception,
Adorned with stores of precious jewels,
Each decorations shining with light;
Sitting there, the Buddha is most conspicuous of all.
With pillars of jewels of various hews,
Chimes of real gold hanging like clouds,
Jewel Stairways in rows on four sides,
The gates open in every direction.
Arrays of banners of flowery silk,
Jewel trees with decorated branches and boughs,
Garlands of pearls draped on all sides
The Ocean of Wisdom sits calmly therein.
Nets of jewels, exquisite fragrant banners
Brilliant Lamps hung like clouds
Covered with various decorations,
The world transcending true knower sits within.
Everywhere he manifests clouds of mystic displays
Those clouds teaching throughout the world
Harmonizing and calming down all sentient beings:
All this appears from the Buddhas Palace.
Trees of gems bloom with fine flowers.
Having no peer in all the world;
The embellishments of the lands of all times
Reveal their reflections therein.
Everywhere there are heaps of jewels;
There light blazes in countless hews.
Gates and doors open at intervals all around;
The beams and ceiling are especially beautiful.
The Buddha's palace is inconceivable;
Its pure radiance contains every form--
In it appears all palaces,
A Buddha sitting in each.
The Thus Come One's Palace is boundless;
The naturally awakened one abides therein.
All the masses from all ten directions
Come gather around the Buddha.
Then the great enlightening being Seal Of Knowledge Made Of Jewels Of Inconceivable Qualities empowered by the Buddha, looked over all the oceans of Beings gathered at the scene of enlightenment, and said in verse,
The Buddha cultivated an ocean of blessings,
Many as the atoms in all lands;
Produced by the powers of his mind and will,
The enlightenment sight is pure, without any taint.
Wish fulfilling jewels are the roots of the trees
Diamond are their trunks
Nets of Jewels cover them
And a rich fragrance surrounds.
The tree branches are adorned by all kinds of gems,
The limbs are of precious stone soaring high;
The branches and twigs hang thickly, like heavy clouds:
Underneath sits Buddha on the enlightenment site.
The sight of enlightenment is unthinkably vast:
The trees surround it covering it all;
The dense foliage and luxurious flowers mutually cover and reflect,
While in the flowers grow gemstone fruits.
From among all the branches emanate beautiful lights
Illuminating the whole enlightenment scene;
Pure, bright, inexhaustible,
This appears by the power of Buddha's vows.
Banks of precious stones are the flowers,
Reflections shining like patterned clouds;
The encircling trees perfume all around:
The enlightenment sites adorned everywhere.
See in the site of the Buddha's enlightenment
Lotuses and Jewel Nets, all pure;
Flames of light in whirls appear from here,
Music of bells and chimes comes from the clouds.
All the wonderfully adorned trees
Existing in all lands
Appear in the enlightenment tree;
Buddha, beneath it, sheds all defilement.
The site of enlightenment is made of vast blessings;
The tree branches rain jewels without end.
In the jewels appear enlightening beings,
Going everywhere to serve the Buddhas.
The state of the Buddhas is inconceivable;
They cause all the trees there to produce music--
In accord with the enlightened way developed by the Buddha,
The host of beings, hearing the music can see it all.
Then the great enlightening being Hundred Eyes Lotus Topknot, empowered by the Buddha, surveyed all the assemblies at the scene of enlightenment and said,
All the jewels emit wondrous sounds
Extolling the names of Buddhas of all times,
The deeds of those Buddhas' mystical powers
Can all be viewed in this enlightenment scene.
Flowers bloom in profusion, like parti-colored cloth;
Clouds of light flow in all directions:
The spirits of Enlightenment trees bring these to the Buddha,
With single-minded devotion making offerings of them.
Flames of jewel light all form banners;
From the banners burst forth sublime fragrances,
The fragrances perfuming all the congregations--
Therefore the place is all beautifully pure.
Lotuses hang down, with light of golden hue,
The light intoning clouds of Buddha's wondrous voice
Covering all the lands in all directions,
Extinguishing the fires of sentient beings' torments.
The independent power of Enlightenment Tree King
Constantly radiates light extremely pure;
The assembled masses in the ten directions have no bounds,
Yet all of them appear reflected in the enlightenment scene.
The light flames of the jewel branches are like bright lamps;
Their light emanates sound declaring the great vow--
What the Buddha practiced of yore in all states of being
Is fully expounded therein.
Under the tree are spirits, as many as atoms in the land,
All staying together at this enlightenment site,
Each before the Buddha's enlightenment tree
Continuously expounding the liberation doors.
Buddha practiced many deeds of yore,
Making offerings to all the enlightened:
His practices as well as his fame
All appear within the jewels.
Everything in the scene produces wonderful sound--
The sound is vast, pervading the ten directions;
If any beings can hear the teaching,
It civilizes them and makes them pure.
The Buddha in the past cultivated
Infinite embellishments, all;
All the adornments, innumerable kinds,
Of every enlightenment tree (Bodhi-Tree).
Then the great Enlightening Being Light Spheres of Golden Flames empowered by the Buddha, looked over all the assemblies at the scene of enlightenment and said,
Buddha cultivated enlightening practices,
Comprehending all things,
Clarifying the true and the false;
This is the Buddha's first power of knowledge.
As in the past he observed the nature of all things equally,
He clarified the oceans of all doings:
Thus now, in the nets of light
He can tell it all throughout all quarters.
In past eons he developed great techniques
For guiding beings according to their faculties
Causing all their minds to be pure;
Thus was the Buddha able to perfect the knowledge of potentials.
As the understanding of sentient beings is not the same,
And their inclinations and actions are different,
He teaches them according to their needs:
Buddha can do this by his powers of knowledge.
Comprehending the Oceans of Lands in all Directions,
All the worlds of beings they contain,
Buddha's Knowledge is Equanimous, like space:
All he can show within a pore.
Buddha knows the outcome of all acts,
Comprehending past, present, and future instantly;
The Lands, Ages, Beings, and Times of all regions:
All he can reveal and make clear.
Meditation states, Liberations, and Powers are boundless,
And so are trances and other techniques:
Buddha shows them all to beings, gladdening them,
Causing all to wash away the darkness of afflictions.
Buddhas knowledge is unhindered, comprehending all times;
All he shows in an instant, in his hair pores:
The Buddha's teachings, lands, and sentient beings:
All these appear from his recollective power.
Buddha's Eye is as Vast as Space;
He sees the entire cosmos.
In the unimpeded state, with unequaled function,
All Buddhas can tell of this eye.
All sentient beings are totally bound;
All their intoxications and habits
Buddha causes to be removed by his methods,
Appearing throughout the world.
Then the great enlightening being Universal Sound of the Cosmos, empowered by the Buddha, looked over the assembled beings at the site of enlightenment and said,
The Buddha's awesome spiritual powers pervade the ten directions,
Their grandiose displays making no discrimination;
The transcendent means, enlightening practices
Fulfilled in the past―all they show.
Of old he conceived compassion for beings
And practiced transcendent generosity,
Wherefore his body is most sublime,
Gladdening all who see.
In boundless eons past
He cultivated transcendent self-control,
So acquired a pure body all-pervading,
Extinguishing the various torments of the world.
He cultivated patience and tolerance, pure,
Faithful to truth, without discrimination;
So his physical form is perfect,
Shedding light in all directions.
He strove for boundless eons past,
Able to overthrow the barriers of sentient beings;
Therefore he can emanate bodies in all directions,
All appearing under enlightenment trees.
Buddha practiced, for long, long eons,
Oceans of meditations, all of them pure;
Thus he delights his beholders,
Removing all taint of afflictions.
Buddha mastered the ocean of practices,
Fulfilling transcendent wisdom;
Therefore he sheds light illumining all,
Destroying the darkness of ignorance.
Edifying beings by various means
He causes their practice to succeed;
Traveling everywhere in the ten directions
For endless eons, he never rests.
Buddha practiced for boundless eons
Purifying and mastering transcendent vows;
Therefore he appears throughout the world
Saving beings forever and ever.
Buddha cultivated extensively for countless eons
Transcendent power to deal with all truth;
He has thus perfected natural power,
Appearing throughout all truths.
Buddha cultivated the Wisdom of Universal Gate,
The nature of his omniscience is like space:
Therefore he has unhindered power
Illuminating all lands in the ten directions.
Then the great enlightening being Cloud Sound Pure Moon empowered by the Buddha looked over all the beings gathered at the enlightenment site and said,
The realm of his spiritual powers is equal to space
No beings do not perceive them
The stages he perfected in his past practice
Are fully explained in the Jewels.
Striving purely for countless eons
He entered the first stage, that of extreme joy
Producing the vast knowledge of the cosmos
He saw countless Buddhas of the ten directions
In the stage of purity amidst all things
He observed standards of purity numerous as beings
Having practiced extensively for many eons
He served the boundless ocean of Buddhas
Accumulating virtue in the stage of radiance
His store of calm was firm and enduring
The vast cloud of teachings he had already learned
So it is told in the Gemstone Fruits.
The incomparable stage of clear intellect like an ocean of flames
Comprehending situations, he gave rise to compassion
With an equal physical presence in all lands
These accomplishments of the Buddha are all expounded.
Universal Store of Equanimity―The difficult to conquer stage
According with action and stillness, without contradiction
The realm of the Buddhist Teaching is completely impartial
How the Buddha Purified it, the jewels can tell.
Far reaching practice―The stage of oceanic wisdom,
Totally comprehending all aspects of the teachings,
Appearing in all lands like space:
The voice of these teachings comes from the trees.
The body of space, pervading the cosmos,
The lamp of wisdom, shining on all beings,
All practical methods completely purified:
His past long journey he causes to be told.
Adorned by execution of all vows,
Infinite oceans of lands are all pure;
Undisturbed by any discrimination,
This pear-less stage is fully explained
Mystic powers of infinite scope
Enter the illuminating power of the teachings;
This pure stage of beneficent wisdom
And it's eons of practice are fully revealed.
The Far Reaching tenth stage of clouds of teaching
Engulfs everything, pervading all space;
The realm of the Buddha is told in the voice
This voice is the Buddha's spiritual power
Then the great enlightening being Banner of Light of Benevolent Courage, Empowered by the Buddha, surveyed the ten directions and said,
Innumerable sentient beings are in the congregation;
Their various minds of faith are all Pure;
All can enter into understanding of Buddha's Wisdom
And understand all states which adorn it.
Each initiates pure vows and puts them into practice;
All have made offerings to innumerable beings
They are able to see the real true body of Buddha
As well as all his mystical displays.
Some can see the Buddha's reality body
Incomparable, unhindered, pervading everywhere:
The nature of all the infinity of things
Is in that Body completely.
Some see the Buddha's sublime body of form
Its boundless physical characteristics blazing with light;
According to the different understandings of various beings
It transforms into various appearances, everywhere.
Some see the body of Unobstructed knowledge
Equal in all times, like space;
According to the changes in beings inclinations
It causes them to see all kinds of differences.
Some can understand the Buddhas voice
Pervading all lands in the ten directions;
According to sentient beings abilities to understand,
It produces verbal sounds for them without any hindrance.
Some see the Buddha's various lights
Variously shining throughout the world,
And some see too in the Buddhas light,
Buddhas displaying their mystic power.
Some see Buddhas oceans of clouds of light
Issuing from his pores of radiant hues
Showing the paths he practiced of yore,
Causing beings to deeply believe and enter Buddha's knowledge.
Some see the Buddha's adorning marks and blessings
And see where the blessings come from
The oceans of transcendent means he practiced of old
Are clearly seen in the Buddhas marks.
The Thus Come One's merits and virtues cannot be measured:
They fill the cosmos, without any bounds
These and the myriads of states of supernatural powers,
can be expounded because of the Buddha's power.
At that time, the ocean of worlds of arrays of flower banks, by the power of the Buddha, all shook in six ways, in eighteen manners: That is, they trembled, trembled all over, trembled all over in all directions; they welled up, welled up all over, welled up all over in all directions; they surged, surged all over, surged all over in all directions; they quaked, quaked all over, quaked all over in all directions; they roared, roared all over, roared all over in all directions; they crashed, crashed all over, crashed all over in all directions.
These various world leaders each caused clouds of inconceivable offerings to appear, raining on the ocean of beings at the Thus Come One's site of enlightenment: clouds of ornaments of all fragrant flowers; clouds and decorations of all precious stones; clouds of flower nets of all jewel flames; clouds of spheres of light of jewels of boundless varieties; clouds of treasuries of pearls of all colors; clouds of all precious sandalwood scents; clouds of canopies made of all kinds of precious substances, clouds of diamonds with pure resonance, clouds of necklaces of jewels shining like the sun; clouds of banks of lights of all gemstones; clouds of all sorts of decorations. These clouds of adornments where infinite, inconceivably numerous. These world leaders each produced such clouds of offerings, showering upon the ocean of beings at the Thus Come One's site of enlightenment, all reaching everywhere.
As in this world, the World Leaders joyfully produced such offerings, so did all the world leaders in all worlds of the ocean of worlds of arrays of flowers banks make such offerings. In each of their worlds there was a Thus Come One sitting on the site of enlightenment. The individual world leaders various resolutions of faith, foci of concentration, methods of meditation, practice of methods assisting enlightenment, accomplishments, joys, approaches, understandings of the teachings, access to the realm of Thus Come Ones' supernatural powers, access to the realms of Thus Come Ones' abilities, entryways into the Thus Come Ones' liberation, were the same as in the Flower Bank ocean of worlds in all the ocean of worlds in the entire space of the whole cosmos.
Volume 6: Appearance of the Tathagata
The Buddha's body fills the cosmos,
Appearing before all beings everywhere-
In all conditions, wherever sensed, reaching everywhere,
Yet always on this seat of enlightenment.
In each of the Buddha's pores
Sit Buddhas as many as atoms in all the lands,
Surrounded by masses of enlightening beings
Expounding the supreme practice of the universally good.
Buddha, sitting at rest on the enlightenment seat,
Displays in one hair oceans of fields;
The same is true of every single hair,
Thus pervading the cosmos.
He sits in each and every land,
Pervading the lands one and all;
Enlightening beings from everywhere gather,
All coming to the enlightening scene.
The profound knowledge of the Buddha
Enters everywhere in the cosmos:
Able to operate in accord with all times,
It is a clear guide for the world.
The Buddhas have the same reality-body -
It depends on nothing, is without distinction;
It causes beings to see Buddha in physical form
According to their intellects.
Replete with all knowledge,
Buddha knows all things:
In all lands,
Everything is evident.
Buddha's bodies, lights, and physical forms
Are all inconceivable.
Sentient beings who believe
He causes to see them according to potential.
In one Buddha-body
He produces infinite Buddhas,
Thunderous sound pervading all lands
Expounding the teaching, the deep ocean of thusness.
In each hair pore
Are webs of light pervading all quarters,
Intoning the sublime voices of Buddha,
Taming the hard to tame.
From the Buddha's light
Issues deep and wondrous sound
Extolling the Buddha's ocean of virtues
And the practices of enlightening beings.
Buddha's body is always apparent,
Filling the entire cosmos,
Always intoning far-reaching sound
Shaking all lands in all quarters.
Buddha manifests bodily everywhere,
Entering into all worlds,
Revealing occult spiritual power
According to the inclinations of beings.
Buddha appears before all beings
In accordance with their minds;
What the sentient beings see
Is the Buddha's mystic power.
His radiance has no bounds
And his teaching too is infinite;
Buddha children enter and observe
According to their knowledge.
The Buddha's body has no birth
Yet can appear to be born.
The nature of reality is like space:
Therein do the Buddhas dwell.
No abiding, yet no departing:
Everywhere the Buddha's seen;
His light reaches everywhere,
His fame is heard afar.
No substance, no abode,
And no origin that can be found;
No signs, no form:
What appears is like reflections.
Volume 14: Purifying Practice
Then The Enlightening Being Chief in Knowledge asked the enlightening being Manjushri, "How can enlightening beings attain faultless physical, verbal, and mental action? How can they attain harmless physical, verbal, and mental action? How can they attain blameless physical, verbal, and mental action? How can they attain invulnerable physical, verbal, and mental action? How can they attain non-regressive physical, verbal, and mental action? How can they attain unshakable physical, verbal, and mental action? How can they attain excellent physical, verbal, and mental action? How can they attain pure physical, verbal, and mental action? How can they attain unpolluted physical, verbal, and mental action? How can they attain physical, verbal, and mental action that is guided by wisdom?
How can they attain birth in appropriate places, among good people, physically complete, with full mindfulness, understanding, completeness in conduct, fearlessness, and awareness?
How can they attain excellent discernment, foremost discernment, supreme discernment, immeasurable discernment, incalculable discernment, inconceivable discernment, incomparable discernment, unfathomable discernment, inexpressible discernment?
How can they attain causal power, will power, skill power, the power of proper conditions and objects of attention, faculty power, powers of observation, the power to stop the mind, powers of analytic insight, and power of contemplative thought?
How can they attain skill in analyzing the psychophysical elements and organs, skill in analyzing interdependent origination, skill in analyzing the realms of desire, form and formlessness, and skill in understanding the past, present and future?
How can they cultivate well the branches of enlightenment - mindfulness, discernment, effort, joy, well-being, concentration, relinquishment? How can they attain emptiness, signlessness, wishlessness?
How can they fulfill the means of transcendence - generosity, self-control, tolerance, effort, meditation, and wisdom? How can they fulfill kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity?
How can they attain the power of knowledge of what is so and what is not, the power of knowledge of consequences of past, future, and present acts, the power of knowledge of superiority and inferiority of faculties, the power of knowledge of various realms, the power of knowledge of various understandings, the power of knowledge of various understandings, the power of knowledge of where all paths lead, the power of knowledge of defilement of purity of meditations, liberations, and trances, the power of knowledge of past lives, the power of knowledge of unhindered clairvoyance, and the power of knowledge of having cut off all taints?
How can they always gain the protection, respect and support of celestial kings, dragon kings, yaksha kings, gandharva kings, titan kings, garuda kings, kinnara kings, mahoraga kings, human kings, and brahma kings?
How can they be a reliance and savior, a refuge and resort, a lamp and a light, an illuminator and a guide, a supreme and universal leader for all sentient beings?
How can they be foremost and greatest, excellent and supreme, sublime and most wonderful, highest and unexcelled, incomparable and peerless among all sentient beings?"
Manjushri said to Chief in Knowledge, "Excellent, O Child of Buddha! You have asked this out of a desire to benefit many, to bring peace to many, out of pity for the world, to profit and gladden celestial and human beings.
Child of Buddha, if enlightening beings use their minds properly, they can attain all supreme qualities, can have a mind unhindered in regard to all enlightening teachings, can remain on the Path of the Buddhas of past, present, and future, never leaving it even while living in the midst of sentient beings, can comprehend the characteristics of all things, cut off all evil and fulfill all good. They will be physically most excellent, like Universally Good; all of their practical vows they will be able to fulfill, and will be free in all ways, and will be guides for all sentient beings, How can they use their minds so as to attain all supreme sublime qualities?
Enlightening beings at home should wish that all beings realize the nature of "home" is empty, and escape its pressures.
While serving their parents, they should wish that all beings serve the Buddha, protecting and nourishing everyone.
While with their spouses and children, they should wish that beings be impartial toward everyone, and forever give up attachment.
When attaining desires, they should wish that all beings pull out the arrows of lust and realize ultimate peace.
On festive occasions, they should wish that all beings enjoy themselves with truth and realize amusement's not real.
If in palace rooms, they should wish that all beings enter the sanctified state, forever rid of defiled craving.
When putting on adornments, they should wish that all beings give up phony decoration, and reach the abode of truth.
When climbing up in balconies, they should wish that all beings ascend the tower of truth, and see through everything.
When they give something, they should wish that all beings be able to relinquish all with hearts free of clinging.
When in gatherings or crowds, they should wish that all beings let go of compounded things, and attain to total knowledge.
If in danger and difficulty, they should wish that all beings be free unhindered wherever they go.
When they give up home life, they should wish that all beings have no hindrance in leaving home, and that their minds can be liberated.
Entering a monastery, they should wish that all beings expound various principles of non-contention.
Going to tutors and teachers, they should wish that all beings skillfully server their teachers, and practice virtuous ways.
Seeking initiation, they should wish that all beings reach the non-regressing state, their minds without impediment.
Shedding lay clothing, they should wish that all beings cultivate roots of goodness, and abandon the yoke of transgressions.
When shaving off their hair, they should wish that all beings forever divorce all afflictions, and pass on to ultimate tranquility.
Putting on religious garb, they should wish that all beings be undefiled in mind, and fulfill the Way of the Great Sage.
When they formally leave home, they should wish that all beings leave home with the Buddha, and rescue one and all.
Taking refuge in the Buddha, they should wish that all beings continue lineage of Buddhas, conceiving the unexcelled aspiration.
Taking refuge in the Teaching, they should wish that all beings enter deeply into the scriptures, and their wisdom be deep as the sea.
Taking refuge in the Community, they should wish that all beings order the masses, all becoming free from obstruction.
When receiving the learners' precepts, they should wish that all beings learn self-control well, and not do any wrong.
Receiving a mentor's instruction, they should wish that all beings bear themselves with dignity, and that their actions be truthful.
Receiving a teacher's guidance, they should wish that all beings enter the knowledge of birthlessness, and reach the state of independence.
Receiving the full set of precepts, they should wish that all beings fulfill all means of liberation, and master the supreme teaching.
When entering a hall, they should wish that all beings ascent to the unexcelled sanctuary, and rest there secure, unshakable.
When setting out a seat, they should wish that all beings cause good principles to bloom, and see their true character.
Sitting up straight, they should wish that all beings sit on the seat of enlightenment, they minds without attachment.
Sitting cross-legged, they should wish that all beings have firm and strong roots of goodness, and attain the state of immovability.
Cultivating concentration, they should wish that all beings conquer their minds by concentration, ultimately, with no remainder.
When practicing contemplation, they should wish that all beings see truth as it is, and be forever free of opposition and contention.
When uncrossing the legs, they should wish that all beings observe that all acts and all things, return to dispersal and extinction.
When lowering the feet and resting, they should wish that all beings attain liberation of mind, resting at peace, unstirred.
When raising the legs, they should wish that all beings leave the sea of birth and death, and fulfill all good qualities.
When putting on lower garments, they should wish that all beings wear the foundations of goodness, and have a sense of shame and conscience.
When putting on a belt, they should wish that all beings bundle roots of goodness, and not let them be lost.
When putting on an outer garment, they should wish that all beings attain supreme bases of goodness, and reach the Other Shore of the teaching.
Putting on monastic robes, they should wish that all beings enter the foremost rank, and attain imperturbability.
Taking a tooth-stick in hand, they should wish that all beings attain the wonderful teaching, and be ultimately pure.
When chewing on the tooth-stick, they should wish that all beings be harmonious and pure in mind, biting through all afflictions.
When going to the toilet, they should wish that all beings reject greed, hatred and folly, and clean away sinful things.
When going to wash thereafter, they should wish that all beings speedily go to the transmundance.
When washing off the body's filth, they should wish that all beings be pure and harmonious, and ultimately without defilement.
When washing the hands with water, they should wish that all beings have pure clean hands to receive and hold Buddha's teaching.
When washing the face with water, they should wish that all beings attain the pure teaching, and be forever free from defilement.
Picking up a staff, they should wish that all beings establish great works of charity, and point out the road of truth.
Taking up a bowl, they should wish that all beings perfect the vessel of truth, and receive human and divine support.
Setting out on a road, they should wish that all beings go where the Buddha goes into teh realm of non-reliance.
When on the road, they should wish that all beings engage into the Path of the Buddha, and towards the dharma of non-rest.
When on the road, they should wish that all beings tread the pure realm of reality, their minds without obstruction.
Seeing a road uphill, they should wish that all beings forever leave the world, their minds free from weakness.
Seeing a road downhill, they should wish that all beings be humble in mind, and develop enlightened base of virtue.
Seeing a winding road, they should wish that all beings abandon false paths, and forever purge wrong views.
Seeing a straight road, they should wish that all beings be straight and the true in mind, without flattery or deceit.
Seeing a dusty road, they should wish that all beings get rid of dust and dirt, and attain the state of purity.
Seeing a dust-free road, they should wish that all beings always practice great compassion, their hearts refreshing and nourishing.
Seeing a dangerous road, they should wish that all beings abide in the realm of truth, and avoid the troubles of wrongdoing.
Seeing a group of people, they should wish that all beings expound the most profound teaching, that all be harmoniously united.
If they see a big tree, they should wish that all beings divorce egotistic contentiousness, and be free of anger and resentment.
If they see a grove, they should wish that all beings be worthy of the respect of celestials and humans.
If they see high mountains, they should wish that all beings' roots of goodness stand out, their peak beyond anyone's reach.
If they see thorny trees, they should wish that all beings may quickly cut away, the thorns of the three poisons.
Seeing trees with luxuriant foliage, they should wish that all beings make a canopy of light, with stability and liberation.
If they see flowers blooming, they should wish that all beings' mystic spiritual powers be like blossoming flowers.
If they see blossoms on trees, they should wish that all beings' features be like flowers, with all marks of distinction.
If they see fruits, they should wish that all beings attain the supreme teaching, and realize the way of enlightenment.
If they see a big river, they should wish that all beings gain entry into the stream of truth, and enter the ocean of Buddha-knowledge.
If they see a reservoir, they should wish that all beings quickly awaken to the truth of the oneness of the Buddhas.
If they see a pond, they should wish that all beings be fully accomplished in speech, and be skillful in preaching.
If they see a well, they should wish that all beings have full powers to elucidation to explain all things.
If they see a spring, they should wish that all beings' skill in means increases and their good roots be inexhaustible.
If they see a bridge, they should wish that all beings carry all across to freedom like a bridge.
If they see flowing water, they should wish that all beings develop wholesome will and wash away the stains of delusion.
Seeing a garden cultivated they should wish that all beings, in the garden of sense desires, clear away the weeds of craving.
Seeing a forest of "sorrowless" trees, they should wish that all beings forever divorce greed and lust, and not produce anxiety and fear.
If they see a park, they should wish that all beings diligently cultivate the practices, leading to Buddhas' enlightenment.
Seeing people wearing ornaments, they should wish that all beings be adorned with a Buddha's Thirty-two marks of distinction.
Seeing the unadorned, they should wish that all beings give up decorations, and practice austerity.
Seeing people attached to pleasure, they should wish that all beings delight themselves with truth, not abandoning love for it.
Seeing the unattached, they should wish that all beings have no care in their minds for fabricated things.
Seeing happy people, they should wish that all beings always be peaceful and happy, gladly supporting the Buddhas.
Seeing people suffer, they should wish that all beings attain fundamental knowledge, and eliminate all misery.
Seeing people with no maladies, they should wish that all beings enter true wisdom, and never have sickness or afflictions.
Seeing people sick, they should wish that all beings know the body is empty and null, and divorce opposition and conflict.
Seeing handsome people, they should wish that all beings always have pure faith in the enlightened and enlightening ones.
Seeing ugly people, they should wish that all beings not become attached to anything not good.
Seeing grateful people, they should wish that all beings be able to know the blessings of the Buddhas and enlightening beings.
Seeing ungrateful people, they should wish that all beings not increase the punishment of those who are bad.
If they see mendicants, they should wish that all beings be harmonious and tranquil, ultimately conquering themselves.
Seeing brahmins, they should wish that all beings always maintain pure conduct, getting rid of evil.
Seeing ascetics, they should wish that all beings by austere practices reach the ultimate state.
Seeing self-disciplined people, they should wish that all beings strongly maintain their will in practice, and not give up the Buddhas' path.
Seeing people wearing armor, they should wish that all beings always wear the armor of virtue, heading for the teacherless state.
Seeing the unarmed, they should wish that all beings be forever rid of all, doings that are not good.
Seeing people debate, they should wish that all beings be able to relate all erroneous doctrines.
Seeing people of proper livelihood, they should wish that all beings succeed in pure livelihood without improper behavior.
If they see a king, they should wish that all beings become kings of truth, always expounding the right teaching.
If they see a prince, they should wish that all beings be reborn from the truth, and be children of Buddha.
If they see an elder, they should wish that all beings be able to clearly cut off, and not practice evil ways.
If they see a great minister, they should wish that all beings always maintain right mindfulness, and practice all virtues.
If they see a castle, they should wish that all beings gain strong and firm bodies, and indefatigable minds.
If they see a capital, they should wish that all beings collect all virtuous qualities, and always be joyful and blissful.
Seeing someone in a forest, they should wish that all beings be worthy of praise and honor of celestials and humans.
Entering a village to beg, they should wish that all beings enter the profound realm of truth, their minds without impediment.
Coming to someone's door, they should wish that all beings enter into all doors of Buddha's teaching.
Having entered a house, they should wish that all beings might enter the vehicle of buddhahood, which is equal in all times.
Seeing someone who doesn't give, they should wish that all beings never give up supremely virtuous ways.
Seeing those who give, they should wish that all beings forever abandon the three evil paths and their miseries.
If they see an empty bowl, they should wish that all beings be pure of heart, and empty of afflictions.
If they see a full bowl, they should wish that all beings completely fulfill all virtuous ways.
If they receive respect, they should wish that all beings respectfully practice all the Buddha's teachings.
If they get no respect, they should wish that all beings not act in any ways, that are not good.
Seeing people with conscience, they should wish that all beings act with discretion, and cover their organs.
Seeing the shameless, they should wish that all beings give up shamelessness, and abide in the way of kindness.
If they get fine food, they should wish that all beings should fulfill their aspirations, and be free from envy and longing.
If they get poor food, they should wish that all beings should not fail to obtain the taste of all meditations.
Getting soft food, they should wish that all beings be imbued with compassion, their minds becoming gentle.
Getting coarse, dry food, they should wish that all beings have no attachments, and cut off mundane craving.
When they eat, they should wish that all beings feed on the joy of meditation, and be sated by delight in truth.
When tasting flavor, they should wish that all beings attain the supreme savor of buddhahood, and be filled with the elixir of immortality.
When the meal is finished, they should wish that all beings accomplish all their tasks, and fulfill the Buddha's teachings.
When they explain the teaching, they should wish that all beings attain inexhaustible eloquence and widely expound the essentials of the teaching.
When they leave a place, they should wish that all beings deeply enter enlightened knowledge, forever leaving the triple world.
When they enter a bath, they should wish that all beings enter omniscient knowledge, knowing past, present, and future are equal.
While washing their bodies, they should wish that all beings be undefiled in body and mind, radiantly pure inside and out.
In the blistering heat of the day, they should wish that all beings cast off myriad afflictions, putting an end to them all.
When the heat subsides and begins to cool, they should wish that all beings experience the highest truth, and be ultimately cool.
When reciting scripture, they should wish that all beings accord with the Buddha's teachings, remembering without forgetting.
If they get to see a Buddha, they should wish that all beings be all like Universally Good, handsome and well adorned.
When seeing a Buddha's tomb, they should wish that all beings be honored as the shrine, and receive the offerings of celestials and humans.
Reverently gazing at the shrine, they should wish that all beings be looked up to by all celestials and humans.
Bowing their heads to the shrine, they should wish that all beings be exalted beyond the view of gods and men.
Circumambulating the shrine, they should wish that all beings act without offense, and develop omniscience.
Circling the shrine rightly, they should wish that all beings practice and attain all kinds of wisdom, without mistake of engagement.
Circling the shrine thrice, they should wish that all beings diligently see the Buddha's path without indolence of mind.
Praising the Buddha's virtues, they should wish that all beings fulfill all virtues extolled endlessly.
Praising the Buddha's distinguishing marks, they should wish that all beings develop the buddha-body, and realize formless truth.
When washing their feet, they should wish that all beings fulfill the bases of spiritual powers, unhindered wherever they go.
When going to sleep at night, they should wish that all beings attain physical case and undisturbed minds.
Awakening from sleep, they should wish that all beings awaken omniscience, perceiving in all directions.
"Child of Buddha, if enlightening beings use their minds in this way, they will attain all supremely wonderful qualities, which cannot be dislodged by any gods, demons, monks, brahmins, gandharvas, Asuras, etc, or by any Voice-Hearers or Conditional-Awakeners."
(End of Volume 14)
[Notes: The English translation of this sutra has been quoted from Mr. Thomas Cleary's words, so I sincerely appreciate his wisdom and compassion from my deepest heart.] Cleary, Thomas (1993) The Flower Ornament Scripture, Boston & London. Shambhala
All the above is extracted from Ven Shih Shin Hong lecture notes
Volume 46: Inconceivable Qualities of Buddhas, the 1st section
Buddha's Child, all Buddhas, the Bhagavans, have ten things that pervade the infinite and boundless Dharma-Realm. What are these ten? All Buddhas have unbounded bodies, with pure forms, entering into all categories of beings without defilement or attachment. All Buddhas have unbounded, unobstructed eyes that can clearly see all things. All Buddhas have unbounded, unobstructed ears that can understand all sounds and utterances. All Buddhas have unbounded, unobstructed noses that can reach the other shore of freedom of the Buddhas. All Buddhas have universal tongues that utter sublime sounds pervading the Dharma-Realm. All Buddhas have unbounded bodies that appear to sentient beings in accord with their Hearts. All Buddhas have unbounded minds that dwell on the unobstructed impartial body of reality. All Buddhas have unbounded, unobstructed liberation, manifesting inexhaustible great sacrosanct supernatural powers. All Buddhas have unbounded pure worlds, manifesting Buddha-lands according to the pleasures of sentient beings, replete with infinite adornments, yet without giving rise to any obsession or attachment to them. All Buddhas have unbounded practices and vows of Bodhisattvas, having perfect wisdom, freedom of playing [in all worlds], and ability to master all Buddha-Dharmas. Buddha's child, these are the ten phenomena of Buddhahood that pervade the Dharma-Realm without bound, which the Thus Come Ones, Worthy of Offerings, Correctly Awakened Ones have.
Buddha's Child, all Buddhas, the Bhagavans, have ten kinds of Wisdom produced single thought by single thought. What are these ten? All Buddhas can, in a single thought, appear to descend from heaven in infinite worlds. All Buddhas can, in a single thought, manifest birth as Bodhisattvas in infinite worlds. All Buddhas can, in a single thought, manifest renunciation of the mundane and study of the Way to liberation in infinite worlds. All Buddhas can, in a single thought, manifest attainment of the Perfect Correct Awakening under Bodhi-trees in infinite worlds. All Buddhas can, in a single thought, manifest turning wonderful Dharma- wheels in infinite worlds. All Buddhas can, in a single thought, manifest education of sentient beings and service of the Buddhas in infinite worlds. All Buddhas can, in a single thought, manifest untold variety of Buddha-bodies in infinite worlds. All Buddhas can, in a single thought, manifest all kinds of sublimes in infinite worlds, innumerable sublimes, the freedoms of the Thus Come Ones, and the treasury of omniscience. All Buddhas can, in a single thought, manifest countless pure beings in infinite worlds. All Buddhas can, in a single thought, manifest the Buddhas of past, present, and future in infinite worlds, with various faculties and characters, various diligences, and various practices and understandings, attaining the Perfect Correct Awakening in the past, present and future. These are the ten.
Buddha's Child, all Buddhas, the Bhagavans, have ten peerless inconceivable realms. What are they? All Buddhas, once sitting with their legs crossed in lotus position, pervade infinite worlds in the ten directions. All Buddhas, uttering one logical statement, can express all Buddha teachings. All Buddhas, emanating one light, can illumine all worlds. All Buddhas, in one body, can manifest all kinds of bodies. All Buddhas can show all worlds in one place. All Buddhas can ascertain all things within one knowledge without any impediment. All Buddhas can travel to all worlds in the ten directions in a single moment of thought. All Buddhas can manifest the infinite mighty virtues of the Thus Come Ones in a single thought. All Buddhas can focus on all the Buddhas and sentient beings of past, present and future in a single thought without confusion of mind. All Buddhas are in one thought essentially the same as all Buddhas of past, future and present. These are the ten.
Buddha's Child, all Buddhas, the Bhagavans, can produce ten kinds of wisdom. What are they? All Buddhas know all things have no aim, yet they can produce the wisdom of vows of returning or transferring merits. All Buddhas know all things have no body, yet they can produce the wisdom of pure bodies. All Buddhas know all things are fundamentally nondual, yet they can produce the wisdom capable of awareness and understanding. All Buddhas know all things have no self and no being, yet they can produce the wisdom to civilize beings. All Buddhas know all things fundamentally have no forms, yet they can produce the wisdom of understanding all forms. All Buddhas know all worlds have no becoming or decay, yet they can produce the wisdom of understanding becoming and decay. All Buddhas know all things have neither creation nor action, yet they can produce the wisdom of knowing fruits of karma. All Buddhas know all things have no verbal explanation, yet they can produce the wisdom of perfect verbal explanation. All Buddhas know all things have no defilement or purity, yet they can produce the wisdom of knowing defilement and purity. All Buddhas know all things have no birth or extinction, yet they can produce the wisdom of understanding birth and extinction. These are the ten.
Buddha's Child, all Buddhas, the Bhagavans, have ten kinds of ways of entry into universality. What are they? All Buddhas have pure and wonderful bodies that penetrate past, present and future. All Buddhas are endowed with three kinds of mastery - of diagnosis, prescription and occult powers - by which they edify beings everywhere. All Buddhas are endowed with all Dharanis so that they are able to receive and hold all Buddha-Dharma. All Buddhas fully have the four eloquences, and operate all cycles of pure teaching everywhere. All Buddhas have impartial great compassion and never abandon all sentient beings. All Buddhas have profound meditation concentration and always observe all sentient beings everywhere. All Buddhas have roots of goodness beneficial to others, and civilize sentient beings unceasingly. All Buddhas have unobstructed minds, able to abide calmly in all Dharma-realms. All Buddhas have unimpeded sacrosanct powers and are able to manifest the Buddhas of past, present and future in a single thought. All Buddhas have unobstructed intellect, in a single thought defining sets of ages of past, present and future. These are the ten.
Buddha's Child, all Buddhas, the Bhagavans, have ten great qualities that are hard to believe in. What are they? All Buddhas can destroy all demons. All Buddhas can overcome all exterior-paths. All Buddhas can tame all sentient beings and make them all happy. All Buddhas can go to all worlds and guide the myriad types of beings there. All Buddhas can knowingly experience the most profound realm of reality. All Buddhas can, by means of a nondual body, manifest various bodies, filling the world. All Buddhas can, with pure voices, produce the four special knowledges of principle, meaning, expression, and elocution, and expound truths endlessly, to the unfailing benefit of those who accept. All Buddhas can manifest Buddhas as numerous as atoms in all worlds in a single pore, without end. All Buddhas can manifest in a single atom as many lands as atoms in all worlds, replete with all kinds of fine adornments, and continuously turning the wheel of sublime Teaching therein for the edification of sentient beings - yet the atom is not enlarged and the worlds are not small; they always abide in the realm of reality by realizational knowledge. All Buddhas arrive at the pure realm of reality, shatter the darkness of ignorance of the world by means of the light of wisdom, cause all to gain understanding of the Buddha teachings, follow the Thus Come Ones, and dwell in the ten powers. These are the ten.
Volume 62: Entering the Dharma Realm, the 3rd section
At that time, Manjusri Bodhisattva, after speaking the verses, told Sudhana, "Good indeed! Good Indeed! You have already brought forth the resolve for Supreme Enlightenment to seek the conduct of a Bodhisattva. Good man, if sentient beings can bring forth the resolve for Supreme Enlightenment, this is a difficult thing indeed. Moreover upon bringing forth the resolve, if they further wish to seek the Bodhisattva conduct, this is twice as hard.
"Good man, if one wishes to accomplish the wisdom of all wisdom, then one must decisively seek a true good knowing [spiritual] advisor. Good man, in seeking for a good knowing advisor, do not become weary or lax. And upon seeing a good knowing advisor, do not become satiated. As to a good knowing advisor and all his teachings, you must follow and accord. As to expedient devices employed by a good knowing advisor, do not find faults.
"Good man, south of here is a kingdom called Supreme Bliss. Within that kingdom is a mountain called Wonderful Summit, and on that mountain is a Bhiksu named Cloud of Virtue.
"Go to where he is and ask him how a Bodhisattva studies the Bodhisattva conduct, how a Bodhisattva cultivates the Bodhisattva conduct, up to and including how a Bodhisattva can swiftly perfect the conducts of Samantabhadra. The Bhisksu Cloud of Virtue will explain all of this to you."
At that time upon hearing this, the youth Sudhana was overjoyed. He bowed at [Manjusri's] feet, circumambulated him countless times, and gazed up at him with longing admiration. He sorrowfully wept. Bidding farewell, he took his leave and went south.
He went towards the kingdom of Supreme Bliss, and ascended Wonderful Summit Mountain. To the east, west, south, north, the four intermediate directions, above and below, he looked around and sought with thirsty aspirations, wishing to see the Bhikshu Cloud of Virtue. After seven days, he saw the Bhikshu on another mountain, leisurely taking a stroll. (34) Upon seeing this, he went to bow at his feet, circumambulated him three times to the right and then stopped before him and said,
"Sagely One, I have already brought forth the resolve for Supreme Enlightenment, but I do not know yet how a Bodhisattva studies the Bodhisattva conduct, how he cultivates the Bodhisattva conduct up to and including how he can swiftly perfect the conduct of Samantabhadra. I heard that the Sagely One is skilled at guiding and teaching. I only hope you will compassionately proclaim how it is that a Bodhisattva accomplishes Supreme Enlightenment."
At that time the Bhikshu Cloud of Virtue told Sudhana,
"Good indeed! Good indeed! Good man, you have already brought forth the resolve for Supreme Enlightenment. Moreover you can inquire about the Bodhisattva conduct. To do such a thing is difficult within the difficult ...
"Good man, I have only obtained this Dharma-door of Recollecting All the Buddhas' States of Wisdom Light and Universal Vision [i.e., mindfulness of the Buddha or Buddha Recitation]. But how could I possibly know the doors of the conduct of all great Bodhisattvas' boundless, pure wisdom? ...
"There is the Door of Causing all Beings to be Mindful of the Buddha whereby one accords with what pleases living beings' minds and causes them to obtain purity from seeing the Buddhas ... There is the Door of Mindfulness of the Buddha of Dwelling throughout All Times, whereby in every time, one always sees the Thus Come Ones, draws near to them, without leaving them ... There is the Door of Mindfulness of the Buddha of Dwelling in Subtlety, whereby on a single hairtip ineffable Thus Come Ones appear, and one can go to all their places and serve them ... There is the Door of Mindfulness of the Buddha of Dwelling in the Comfortable Mind ...
"How can I possibly know or speak of [all] such conduct of merit and virtue?
"Good man, south of here is a kingdom called Gate of the Sea, there is a Bhikshu known as Sea Cloud. Go to where he is and ask him how a Bodhisattva studies the Bodhisattva conduct, and how he cultivates the Bodhisattva path. The Bhikshu Sea Cloud can speak discriminately the causal conditions of bringing forth vast, great good roots ...
At that time the youth Sudhana bowed to the Bhikshu Cloud of Virtue, circumbulated him to the right, gazed up at him, bade farewell and took his leave.