(Taisho Tripitaka 0279)
Translated into English by Thomas Cleary
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.
(End of Volume 3)
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