Sutras

[05] The Fifth Contemplation: Eight Meritorious Water’s Contemplation (Of Contemplation Sūtra) 《观经》第五观:八功德水想

【第五观:八功德水想】
[05] [The Fifth Contemplation: Eight Meritorious Water’s Contemplation]

次当想水。欲想水者,极乐国土,有八池水。一一池水,七宝所成。其宝柔软,从如意珠王生,分为十四支。一一支,作七宝妙色。

Next [that] should [be] contemplated [is] water. [For] those desiring [to] contemplate [the] water, [the] Land [Of] Ultimate Bliss has eight [meritorious virtues’] pond water. Each [and every] one pond’s water, [is with] seven treasures, [by] those composed. These treasures [are] gentle [and] soft, from [the] wish-fulfilling gem king produced, dividing as fourteen branches. Each [and every] one branch, has seven treasures’ wonderful colours.

黄金为渠,渠下皆以杂色金刚,以为底沙。一一水中,有六十亿七宝莲华。一一莲华,团圆正等十二由旬。

[With] yellow-gold as channels, [the] channels below [are] all with various colours’ vajra, with [them] as [their] bottoms’ sands. Each [and every] one [of the] waters within, has sixty koṭis [of] seven treasures’ lotus flowers. Each [and every] one lotus flower, [is] completely round, exactly equal [to] twelve yojanas [across].

其摩尼水,流注华间,寻树上下。其声微妙,演说苦、空、无常、无我诸波罗蜜。复有赞叹诸佛相好者。

That maṇi’s water flows [and] pours into [the] flowers between, following [the] trees [to their] above [and] below. Their sounds [are] subtle [and] wonderful, expounding [on] suffering, emptiness, impermanence, non-self [and] all pāramitās. Moreover having high praises [of] all those Buddhas’ forms’ excellences.

如意珠王,涌出金色,微妙光明。其光化为百宝色鸟,和鸣哀雅,常赞念佛、念法、念僧。是为八功德水想,名第五观。

[The] wish-fulfilling gem king, wells [up to] emit golden coloured, subtle [and] wonderful bright light. This light manifests as [a] hundred treasures’ colours’ birds, [with] harmonious singing, moving [and] elegant, constantly praising mindfulness [of] Buddha, mindfulness [of] Dharma [and] mindfulness [of] Saṃgha. [This] is [known] as Eight Meritorious Water’s Contemplation, named [as the] Fifth Contemplation.

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【第四观:树想】
[The Fourth Contemplation: Trees’ Contemplation]

https://purelanders.com/2020/05/23/04-the-fourth-contemplation-trees-contemplation-of-contemplation-sutra

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【第六观:总观想】
[The Sixth Contemplation: Overall Contemplation]
 
https://purelanders.com/2020/05/23/06-the-sixth-contemplation-overall-contemplation-of-contemplation-sutra

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