[14.2] The Fourteenth Contemplation: High Grade’s Births’ Contemplation (Of Contemplation Sūtra): The High Grade’s Middle Births《观经》第十四观:上辈生想:上品中生

[14.2] [The High Grade’s Middle Births]


[For] those [of] High Grade’s Middle Births, [they do] not need [to] accept [and] uphold, study [and] recite [the] right [and] equal sūtras. [With] good understanding [of their] meanings [and] purposes, of [the] supreme truth, [with their] minds not startled, [with] profound faith [in] cause [and] effect, not slandering [the] Great Vehicle. With these meritorious virtues, dedicating [with the] aspiration [of] seeking birth [in the] Land [Of] Ultimate Bliss.


[For] those practising these practices, when [their] lives almost end, Amitā[bha] Buddha, with Contemplator [Of The] World’s Sounds, Great Power Arrived, [an] immeasurable great assembly, [and] family members [will] surround, holding [a] purple-gold dais, arriving before [these] practitioners. Praising [by] saying, “Dharma disciple, [as] you practise [the] Great Vehicle, [and] understand [the] supreme truth, therefore I [have] now come [to] welcome [and] receive you.”


With thousands [of] manifested Buddhas, at once extending [their] hands. [These] practitioners [will] personally see [themselves] seated [on] purple-gold daises, [with] joined palms [and] crossed hands, highly praising all Buddhas. [As] if [in] one thought moment, [they will be] immediately born [in] that land’s seven treasures’ ponds within.


These purple-gold daises, like great treasure flowers, passing [a] night, then blossom. [These] practitioners’ bodies [are] made [of] pure purple-gold [in]  colour, [and their] feet below likewise have seven treasures’ lotus flowers.


[The] Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, together [at the] same time emit light, [that] illuminates [these] practitioners’ bodies. [Their] eyes immediately open [to] understanding, [and] because [of] former past habits, universally hear all sounds, [that] purely speak [of the] extremely profound supreme truth. Immediately descending [from their] gold daises, [they will] prostrate [to the] Buddha, [and with] joined palms, highly praise [the] World-Honoured [One].


[With] passing of seven days, immediately then, for Anuttarā Samyak Saṃbodhi, attaining non-retrogression. Immediately then, able [to] fly, [to] reach everywhere [in the] ten directions, one by one serving all Buddhas. At all Buddhas’ places, cultivating all samādhis.


Passing one small kalpa, attaining Non-Arising’s Forbearance, manifesting [in their] presence [to] receive predictions. [These] are named [as] those [with] High Grade’s Middle Births.

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[The Fourteenth Contemplation: High Grade’s Births’ Contemplation]
[The High Grade’s High Births]

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[The High Grade’s Low Births]

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