[14] Fourteenth Chapter On The Buddha’s Bodhi Tree (Of Immeasurable Life Sūtra)《无量寿经》佛菩提树第十四

Fourteenth [Chapter On The] Buddha’s Bodhi Tree


Moreover, [of] Immeasurable Life Buddha, his place [for realising the] path’s tree, [is as] tall [as] four million lǐs. Its roots surround [for] five thousand yojanas. [Its] branches [and] leaves [in the] four [directions] spread [for] two hundred thousand lǐs. All [are with] all treasures naturally composed. With moon light maṇis, upholding ocean’s wheel treasures, [the] king of all treasures, thus adorning them. Surrounding [its] twigs between, hang treasure necklaces, [of a] thousand million colours, [with] all kinds [of] different transformations, [and] immeasurable lights blazing, illuminating gloriously without limit. Precious [and] wonderful treasure nets cover them above. All adornments, accordingly responding then appear.


Gentle breezes gently move, blowing [through] all [the] treasure trees, [to] expound immeasurable wonderful Dharma sounds. Their sounds spread, [to] pervade all Buddha lands. Those [who] hear these sounds, attain profound Dharma Forbearances, [to] abide [upon] non-retrogression, until accomplishment [of the] Buddha path, [with their] ear roots clear, not encountering suffering from misfortune. [With] eyes seeing their colours, noses knowing their fragrances, mouths tasting their flavours, bodies touching their lights, [and] minds with [the] Dharma’s conditions, all attain [the] extremely profound Dharma Forbearances, [to] abide [upon] non-retrogression, until accomplishment [of the] Buddha path, [with the] six roots clear, without all afflictions [and] suffering.


Ānanda, if that land’s heavenly [and] human [beings], see this Bodhi tree, they [will] attain Three Dharma Forbearances. First [is] Sound [And] Echo Forbearance, second [is] Gentle Accordance Forbearance, third [is] Non-Birth [Of] Dharmas’ Forbearance. These [are] all [from] Immeasurable Life Buddha’s majestic supernormal powers thus, [from] his fundamental vows’ power thus, fulfilment [of his] vows thus, clarity [of his] vows thus, steadfastness [of his] vows thus, [and] ultimacy [of his] vows thus.

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