Twenty-Sixth [Chapter On] Bodhisattvas’ Meritorious Virtues
[The] Buddha told Ānanda, ‘Born [in] that Buddha land, [of] all Bodhisattvas [and] others, those [who] can explain, [will] constantly proclaim [the] right Dharma. Accordingly complying [with] wisdom, without violating [it and] without faults. In that land, [of] all [its] ten thousand things, [they are] without [the] mind [of them] belonging to themselves, without [the] mind [of] defiled attachment. [When] going, coming, advancing [and] stopping, [with] emotions without [being by] them bound. According [to their] wishes [with] ease, without those close [and] distant. Without others [and] without self, without contention [and] without disputes. For all sentient beings, [they] attain [the] mind of great loving-kindness [and] compassion [to] benefit [them]. Gently [and] smoothly taming [and] subduing [them], without [the] mind [of] resentment [and] hatred. Departed [from] hindrances [to be] pure, without weary [and] lazy minds.
[With] equanimous minds, superb minds, profound minds, concentrated minds, minds of love [of the] Dharma, bliss [in the] Dharma [and] joy [in the] Dharma. Eradicating all afflictions, departing [from] evil realms’ minds. Thoroughly understanding all that Bodhisattvas practise, completely accomplishing immeasurable meritorious virtues. Attaining profound meditative concentration, all supernormal [powers], insights [and] wisdom. Freely aspiring [towards the] Seven [Branches Of] Awakening, [to] cultivate [their] minds [with the] Buddha’s Dharma.
[With the] flesh eye clear, none [is] not distinctly understood. [With the] heavenly eye understanding thoroughly, immeasurably without limit. [With the] Dharma eye observing carefully, thoroughly understanding all paths. [With the] wisdom eye seeing truth, able [to] deliver [to the] other shore. [With the] Buddha eye complete [with] awakening [to] understand Dharma-nature. With unobstructed wisdom, for people expounding [it].
Equally contemplating [the] three realms, [to be] empty without that existing. Aspiring [to] seek [the] Buddha’s Dharma, complete [with] all [kinds of] eloquence. Eradicating sentient beings’ suffering of afflictions. From [the] Thus Come [One] arising, understanding [the] Dharma’s [true] suchness. Knowing well arising [and] ceasing, [with] voices [as] skilful means. Not delighting [in] worldly speech, [with] joy in right discussion. Cultivating all good roots, [with] aspiration [for the] lofty Buddha’s path. Knowing all dharmas, [to] all [be] tranquil [and] extinguished.
[With] physical bodies [and] afflictions, [these] two remainders together ended. Hearing [the] extremely profound Dharma, [with] minds without doubts [and] fear. Constantly able [to] cultivate practice [of] those [with] great compassion. Profound [and] far-reaching, subtle [and] wonderful, [with] none not covered [and] carried.
Thoroughly understanding [the] One Vehicle, [with] reaching of [the] other shore. Decisively severing doubts’ net, wisdom from [the] mind arises. Of [the] Buddha’s taught Dharma, completely included without [that] external. [With] wisdom like [the] great ocean, samādhi like [the] mountain king. [With] wisdom’s light bright [and] pure, surpassing beyond suns [and] moons. [With] purity of [the] Dharma, complete [and] perfect.
Similar to snow mountains, illuminating all meritorious virtues equally [as] one purity thus. Similar to [the] great earth, [with the] pure [and] defiled, good [and] evil, without different minds thus. Similar to pure water, washing [to] eradicate afflictions [and] all defilements thus. Similar to fire kings, burning [and] eradicating all afflictions’ fuel thus. Similar to great winds, moving [in] all worlds without obstacles thus. Similar to empty space, of all existing, without that attached thus. Similar to lotus flowers, in all worlds without stains thus. Similar to [the] Great Vehicle, delivering sentient beings [to] exit birth [and] death thus. Similar to heavy clouds, shaking [with] great Dharma thunder, [that] awakens [those] yet [to] awaken thus. Similar to great rain, raining ambrosial Dharma [to] moisten sentient beings thus. Like [the] Vajra Mountain, all māras [and] external paths not able [to] move [them] thus. Like [the Great] Brahma Heaven’s King, of all good Dharma [teachings the] most foremost thus. Like nyagrodha trees, universally covering all thus. Like uḍumbara flowers, rare [and] difficult [to] encounter thus. Like golden-winged birds, [with] might subduing external paths thus. Like all flying birds, without that stored [and] accumulated thus. Similar to bull kings, not able [to be] conquered thus. Similar to elephant kings, well tamed [and] subdued thus. Like lion kings, without that feared thus. Vast [like] empty space, [with] great loving-kindness equal thus. Destroying [and] eradicating [the] jealous mind, not jealous [of those] superior thus.
Focusing [on] joyfully seeking [the] Dharma, [their] minds [are] without weariness [and] satisfaction [with it as] enough. Constantly desiring [to] extensively speak [it, with] aspiration without weariness. Striking [the] Dharma drum, building Dharma pillars. Shining wisdom’s sun, eradicating delusion’s darkness. Cultivating [the] Six Harmonious Reverences, constantly practising giving [of the] Dharma. [With] aspirations courageous [and] diligent, [their] minds not retreating [with] weakness. As [the] world’s bright lamps, most excellent blessings’ fields. Constantly as teachers guiding, equanimous without hatred [and] love. Only [with] joy [for the] right path, without others [with] happiness [and] sadness. Uprooting all desires’ thorns, with peace [for] all sentient beings. [With] meritorious [virtues and] wisdom especially excellent, [with] none not revering [them].
Eradicating [the] three defilements’ obstacles, travelling [with] all supernormal powers. [With] causes’ power, conditions’ power, will’s power, aspirations’ power [and] power of skilful [means. With] constant power, good power, concentration’s power, wisdom’s power [and] power of much listening. [With] power of generosity, precepts, patience, diligence, meditative concentration [and] wisdom. [With] right mindfulness, cessation [and] contemplation, all supernormal [and] insights’ powers. [With] power according [with the] Dharma taming [and] subduing all sentient beings. [With] such [and] other powers all complete. [With] bodies’ [and] expressions’ forms’ excellences, meritorious virtues [and] eloquence, complete [with] adornments, without those equal with. Reverently making offerings [to] all immeasurable Buddhas. Constantly by all Buddhas those together praised. Completing Bodhisattvas’ all pāramitās, cultivating [the] three samādhis [of] emptiness, formlessness [and] wishlessness, all non-arising [and] non-ceasing samādhi doors. Far departing [from the] grounds of Voice-Hearers [and those by] Conditions Awakened.
Ānanda, all those Bodhisattvas, [have] such accomplishments [of] immeasurable meritorious virtues. I [have] however for you, briefly spoken of [them] only. If [to] extensively speak [of] them, [in a] thousand million kalpas, [they will] not [be] able [to be] exhausted.’
Twenty-Fifth [Chapter On] Extensive Proclamation [Of The] Wonderful Dharma
Twenty-Seventh [Chapter On] Exhortation [To] Advance [For] Rebirth