[The Second Contemplation: Water’s Contemplation]
Next [to] have [is] Water’s Contemplation. [With] seeing [of] water tranquil [and] clear, likewise enabled [to be] clearly understood, without [having] scattered thoughts.
[Having] seen [the] water already, [you] should give rise [to] Ice Contemplation.
[With] seeing [of] ice shining penetratingly, have Lapis Lazuli Contemplation.
[With] this contemplation accomplished already, see [the] lapis lazuli ground, inside [and] outside shining penetratingly.
Below has vajra [and] seven treasures’ gold pillars, supporting [the] lapis lazuli ground. These pillars [have] eight sides, [with] eight corners complete. Each [and every] one side’s surface, [is with a] hundred treasures, [by] those composed. Each [and every] one treasure gem, has [a] thousand bright lights. Each [and every] one bright light, [has] eighty-four thousand colours, shining [on the] lapis lazuli ground, like [a] koṭi thousand [of] suns, [that] cannot [be] completely seen.
[The] lapis lazuli ground above, [is] with yellow-gold cords, mixing [and] mingling, [in] between inlaying. With seven treasures’ boundaries, divided equally, distinctly [and] clearly. Each [and every] one treasure within, has five hundred colours’ lights. Their lights [are] like flowers, also resembling stars [and the] moon. Suspending [to] dwell [in] empty space, composing daises [with] bright lights.
[With] towering pavilions ten million, [of a] hundred treasures composed. At [the] daises’ both sides, each has [a] hundred koṭi [of] flower banners, [and] immeasurable musical instruments, with [these] as adornments. Eight kinds [of] cool breezes, from [the] bright lights emit, striking these musical instruments, expounding sounds on suffering, emptiness, impermanence [and] non-self. [This] is [known] as Water’s Contemplation, named [the] Second Contemplation.
[The First Contemplation: Sun’s Contemplation]
[The Third Contemplation: Ground’s Contemplation]