Sutras

[07] The Seventh Contemplation: Flower Throne’s Contemplation (Of Contemplation Sūtra) 《观经》第七观:华座想

【第七观:华座想】
[07] [The Seventh Contemplation: Flower Throne’s Contemplation]

佛告阿难,及韦提希:「谛听谛听,善思念之,吾当为汝分别解说除苦恼法。汝等忆持,广为大众,分别解说。」

[The] Buddha told Ānanda and Vaidehī, ‘Attentively listen, attentively listen, [and] carefully consider [with] mindfulness of [this]. I will for you distinctly explain [the] method [for] eradication [of] suffering [and] afflictions. [For] you [and] others [to] recollect [and] uphold, [to] extensively for [the] great assembly, distinctly explain.’

说是语时,无量寿佛,住立空中。观世音、大势至,是二大士,侍立左右。光明炽盛,不可具见。百千阎浮檀金色,不得为比。

When speaking these words, Immeasurable Life Buddha, abided [and] stood within [the] sky. [With] Contemplator [Of The] World’s Sounds [and] Great Power Arrived, these two Great Bodhisattvas attending, standing [on his] left [and] right. [With] bright lights burning vigorously, [that] cannot [be] completely seen. [A] hundred thousand Jambu River’s golden colours, cannot be [of] compare.

时韦提希,见无量寿佛已,接足作礼。白佛言:「世尊,我今因佛力故,得见无量寿佛,及二菩萨。未来众生,当云何观无量寿佛,及二菩萨?」

Then, Vaidehī, seeing Immeasurable Life Buddha already, received [his] feet [and] paid homage. [To the] Buddha [she] said, ‘World-Honoured [One], I now, because [of the] Buddha’s power thus, attain sight [of] Immeasurable Life Buddha, and [the] two Bodhisattvas. [For] future sentient beings, how should [they] contemplate Immeasurable Life Buddha, and [the] two Bodhisattvas?’

佛告韦提希:「欲观彼佛者,当起想念,于七宝地上,作莲华想。令其莲华,一一叶上,作百宝色。有八万四千脉,犹如天画。脉有八万四千光,了了分明,皆令得见。

[The] Buddha told Vaidehī, ‘Those desiring [to] contemplate that Buddha, should give rise [to this] thought. On seven treasures’ ground above, have [a] lotus flower contemplated. Enable this lotus flower, [with] each [and every] one petal above, [to] have [a] hundred treasures’ colours. [They] have eighty-four thousand veins, similar to heavenly pictures. [The] veins have eighty-four thousand lights, [to be] understood distinctly [and] clearly, all enabled [to be] seen.

华叶小者,纵广二百五十由旬。如是莲华,具有八万四千叶。一一叶间,有百亿摩尼珠王,以为映饰。一一摩尼珠,放千光明。其光如盖,七宝合成,遍覆地上。

Those flower petals smaller, [have] lengths [and] breadths [of] two hundred [and] fifty yojanas. Such [a] lotus flower, [is] complete with eighty-four thousand petals. Each [and every] one petal between, has [a] hundred koṭis [of] maṇi gem kings, with [them] for shining [and] adorning. Each [and every] one maṇi gem, emits [a] thousand bright lights. These lights [are] like [a] canopy, [with] seven treasures composed, covering completely [the] ground above.

释迦毗楞伽宝,以为其台。此莲华台,八万金刚甄叔迦宝、梵摩尼宝、妙真珠网,以为校饰。

[With] śakrābhi-lagna treasures, with [them] as its dais. This lotus flower dais, [has] eighty thousand vajra kiṁśuka treasures, brahma maṇi treasures [and] wonderful pearl nets, with [them] as decoration.

于其台上,自然而有四柱宝幢。一一宝幢,如百千万亿须弥山。幢上宝幔,如夜摩天宫。复有五百亿微妙宝珠,以为映饰。一一宝珠,有八万四千光。一一光,作八万四千异种金色。一一金色,遍其宝土,处处变化,各作异相。或为金刚台,或作真珠网,或作杂华云,于十方面,随意变现,施作佛事。是为华座想,名第七观。」

On these dais above, naturally then having four posts [of] treasure pillars. Each [and every] one treasure pillar, [is] like [a] thousand million koṭis [of] Sumeru mountains. [The] pillars above [have] treasure screens, like [those of] Yama Heaven’s palace. Moreover, [they] have five hundred koṭis [of] subtle [and] wonderful treasure gems, with [them] for shining [and] adorning. Each [and every] one treasure gem, has eighty-four thousand lights. Each [and every] one light, has eighty-four thousand special kinds [of] golden colours. Each [and every] one golden light, pervades that treasure land, everywhere changing [and] transforming, each having special forms. Perhaps as vajra daises, perhaps having pearl nets, perhaps having various flowers’ clouds, in [the] ten directions’ sides, according [to] wishes changing [and] appearing, giving [and] doing [the] Buddha’s practices. [This] is [known] as Flower Throne Contemplation, named [the] Seventh Contemplation.’

佛告阿难:「如此妙华,是本法藏比丘愿力所成。若欲念彼佛者,当先作此华座想。作此想时,不得杂观。皆应一一观之,一一叶、一一珠、一一光、一一台、一一幢,皆令分明。如于镜中,自见面像。

[The] Buddha told Ānanda, ‘Thus, this wonderful flower, is originally [with] Dharma Treasury Bhikṣu’s vows’ power, [by] that accomplished. If [there are] those desiring [to be] mindful [of] that Buddha, [they] should first have this Flower Throne’s Contemplation. When having this contemplation, [there] must not [be] mixed contemplation. All should [have] each [and every] one contemplated of, [with] each [and every] one petal, each [and every] one gem, each [and every] one light, each [and every] one dais, each [and every] one pillar, all enabled [to be] distinct [and] clear. Like in [a] mirror within, personally seeing [one’s] face’s image.

此想成者,灭除五万亿劫生死之罪,必定当生极乐世界。作是观者,名为正观。若他观者,名为邪观。」

Those [with] this contemplation accomplished, will eradicate fifty thousand koṭis’ kalpas’ transgressions of births [and] deaths, [and] definitely [be] born [in the] Land [Of] Ultimate Bliss. Those having this contemplation, [are] named as [having] right contemplation. If [there are] those [with] other contemplations, [they are] named as evil contemplations.’

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【第六观:总观想】
[The Sixth Contemplation: Overall Contemplation]

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【第八观:像想】
[The Eighth Contemplation: Image’s Contemplation]

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