[27] Twenty-Seventh Chapter On Bodhisattvas Going Out To Make Offerings (Of Immeasurable Life Sūtra)《无量寿经》菩萨出供第廿七

Twenty-Seventh [Chapter On] Bodhisattvas Going Out [To Make] Offerings


[The] Buddha said [to] Ānanda, ‘That land’s Bodhisattvas, receiving [the] Buddha’s mighty supernormal [powers, in the] short time of one meal, go to [the] ten directions’ immeasurable worlds, [to] reverently make offerings [to] all Buddha World-Honoured [Ones]. According [to their] wishes, those mindful [of], flowers, incenses, music, clothing, canopies, banners, innumerable [and] immeasurable instruments of offering, naturally manifest [to] arise, responding [to their] thoughts, [they will] immediately arrive. Precious [and] wonderful, excellent [and] special, not [like] all those [in this] world. Immediately with [them] offered [and] spread [to] all Buddhas, and assemblies of all Bodhisattvas [and] Voice-Hearers.


In [the] sky within, manifests [and] forms flower canopies, [with] lights [and] colours bright [and] glittering, [with] fragrances universally perfuming. These flowers surround completely [for] four hundred lǐs, thus [in] turn [for many] times, then covering [the] three-thousandfold great-thousandfold world. According [to] those before [and] after, in order manifesting [and] disappearing. All these Bodhisattvas, [are] all thus joyous.


In [the] sky within, together playing heavenly music, with refined [and] wonderful sounds, singing praises [of the] Buddhas’ virtues. Listening [to] receive sūtras’ Dharma, [with] joy immeasurable. [Having] offered [to the] Buddhas already, before, [when] yet [to] eat, [they will] swiftly lightly rise, [for] return [to] that original land.’

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