Verse For Praise Of Buddha
Amitābha Buddha’s body is golden in colour, with forms’ excellences and bright light without equal.
His white fine hair [ūrṇā] can wind around Sumeru five times, with dark blue eyes pure and clear like the four great oceans.
From within his light manifests innumerable hundreds of millions of Buddhas, with manifested Bodhisattva assemblies that are also boundless.
With forty-eight vows to deliver sentient beings, and nine [lotus] grades, all enabling ascent on the other shore [of Pure Land and eventual Buddhahood].
Sòng Dynasty’s Dharma Master Zéyīng
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an