[22] Twenty-Second Chapter On General Praises Of Adornments (Of Immeasurable Life Sūtra)《无量寿经》总赞庄严第廿二

Twenty-Second [Chapter On] General Praises [Of] Adornments


[The] Buddha told Ānanda, ‘[In] Immeasurable Life [Buddha’s] Land, all its heavenly [and] human [beings’] clothing, drinks, food, flowers, incenses, necklaces, silky canopies, banners, refined [and] wonderful music, those dwelling residences, palace halls [and] towering pavilions, suit their bodies [and] countenances, [with them] high [and] low, big [and] small. Perhaps [with] one treasure, two treasures, and even immeasurable all treasures, accordingly [as] wished, [with] that desired, responding [to their] thoughts, immediately arriving.


Moreover, with all treasures’ wonderful clothing, everywhere spread [on] its ground, [for] all heavenly [and] human [beings to] tread [on] it and walk. Immeasurable treasure nets, fully cover [the] Buddha Land. All with gold threads, pearls [and a] hundred thousand varied treasures, unique [and] wonderful, precious [and] rare, majestically decorating one another. [Their] surrounding four sides, hang with treasure bells. [With] lights [and] colours dazzling [and] glorious, [with the] utmost extreme [of] majestic beauty.


Natural virtues’ breezes gently arise [and] slightly move [them]. These breezes [are] harmonious, neither cold nor hot, [with] warmth [and] coolness gentle [and] soft, neither slow nor fast. Blowing [through] all [the] nets, and all treasure trees, playing [and] emitting immeasurable refined [and] wonderful Dharma sounds, spreading ten thousand kinds [of] gentle [and] refined virtues’ fragrances. There are those [who] smell [them, with] afflictions [and] defiled habits, naturally not arising. [When the] breezes touch their bodies, [they] all attain happiness [and] bliss, for example, like Bhikṣus [who have] attained Complete Cessation’s Samādhi.


Moreover, breezes blow [and] scatter flowers, everywhere filling [the] Buddha Land. According [to their] colours, one after another, yet not mixed [and] disorderly. Gentle [and] soft [with] light lustrous [and] fragrance strong. [With] feet treading above them, stepping down [by] four cùns, following already raised feet, returning again, as before. [With the] flowers’ usage already completed, [the] ground then splits open, in order dissolving [and] sinking, purely [and] without residue. According [to] their time intervals, [with] breezes blowing [and] scattering flowers, thus [with] six repetitions.

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