[10] The Tenth Contemplation: Contemplator Of The World’s Sounds Bodhisattva’s True Physical Body’s Forms’ Contemplation (Of Contemplation Sūtra) 《观经》第十观:观世音菩萨真实色身相想

[10] [The Tenth Contemplation: Contemplator (Of The) World’s Sounds Bodhisattva’s True Physical Body’s Forms’ Contemplation]


[The] Buddha told Ānanda and Vaidehī, ‘[Having] seen Immeasurable Life Buddha, understanding distinctly [and] clearly already, next likewise, [you] should contemplate Contemplator [Of The] World’s Sounds Bodhisattva. This Bodhisattva’s body’s height [is] eight hundred thousand koṭis’ nayutas [of] yojanas, [with] body purple-gold [in] colour. [His] crown has [an] uṣṇīṣa, [with the] crown having halo’s light’s sides, each [shining for a] hundred thousand yojanas.


His halo’s light within, has five hundred manifested Buddhas, like Śākyamuni. Each [and every] one manifested Buddha, has five hundred manifested Bodhisattvas, [and] immeasurably many heavenly [beings], with [them] as attendants. [His] entire body’s light within, [has the] five paths’ sentient beings’ all physical forms, [with] all within appearing.


[His] crown above [has] śakrābhi-lagna maṇi treasure, with [it] as heavenly crown. His heavenly crown within, has a standing manifested Buddha, [as] tall [as] twenty-five yojanas. Contemplator [Of The] World’s Sounds Bodhisattva’s face [is] like Jāmbūnada’s golden colour.


[His] fine hair between [his] brows’ form, [is] complete [with] seven treasures’ colours, flowing out [with] eighty-four thousand kinds [of] bright lights. Each [and every] one bright light, has immeasurable [and] innumerable hundred thousands [of] manifested Buddhas. Each [and every] one manifested Buddha, [has] innumerable manifested Bodhisattvas, with [them] as attendants, changing [and] appearing [with] ease, filling [the] ten directions’ worlds.


[His] arms like red lotus flowers [in] colour, have eighty koṭis [of] subtle [and] wonderful bright lights, with [them] as necklaces. His necklaces within, universally appear [with] all majestic matters. [His] palms [are] made [of] five hundred koṭis [of] various lotus flowers’ colours.


[His] hands’ ten fingertips’ each [and every] one fingertip, has eighty-four thousand pictures, similar to printed patterns. Each [and every] one picture, has eighty-four thousand colours. Each [and every] one colour, has eighty-four thousand lights, [with] these lights gentle [and] soft, universally illuminating all. With these treasure hands, [he] receives [and] guides sentient beings.


When raising [a] foot, [the] foot below has [a] thousand-spoked wheel’s form, naturally manifesting [to] become five hundred koṭis [of] bright lights’ dais. When lowering [a] foot, [it] has vajra maṇi flowers, spreading [and] scattering [over] all, [with] nowhere not filled fully. His other body’s forms, all [have] excellences complete, like [the] Buddha’s without difference. Only [the] crown above’s uṣṇīṣa and [the] unseeable crown’s form, [are] not comparable [with the] World-Honoured [One’s. This] is [known] as Contemplation [Of] Contemplator [Of The] World’s Sounds Bodhisattva’s True Physical Body’s Forms, named [the] Tenth Contemplation.’

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[The Ninth Contemplation: Everywhere Contemplating All Physical Bodies’ Forms’ Contemplation]

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[The Eleventh Contemplation: Complete Contemplation (Of) Contemplator (Of The) World’s Sounds (And) Great Power Arrived]

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