Sutras

[16.1] The Sixteenth Contemplation: Low Grade’s Births’ Contemplation (Of Contemplation Sūtra): The Low Grade’s High Births《观经》第十六观:下辈生想:下品上生

【第十六观:下辈生想】
[16] [The Sixteenth Contemplation: Low Grade’s Births’ Contemplation]

【下品上生】
[16.1] [The Low Grade’s High Births]

佛告阿难,及韦提希:「下品上生者,或有众生,作众恶业。虽不诽谤方等经典,如此愚人,多造恶法,无有惭愧。

[The] Buddha told Ānanda and Vaidehi, ‘[For] those [of] Low Grade’s High Birth, perhaps are sentient beings, [who] did all evil karmas. Although not slandering [the] vast [and] equal sūtras thus, these foolish persons, created many evil dharmas, not having shame.

命欲终时,遇善知识,为说大乘十二部经首题名字。以闻如是诸经名故,除却千劫极重恶业。

When [their] lives almost end, [they] meet good-knowing friends, for [them] speaking [the] Great Vehicle’s twelve divisions’ sūtras’ leading titles’ words. With hearing such all sūtras’ names thus, [they] eradicate [a] thousand kalpas’ extremely heavy evil karma.

智者复教合掌叉手,称『南无阿弥陀佛』。称佛名故,除五十亿劫生死之罪。

Those wise again teach [them to] join [their] palms [with] crossed fingers, [to] recite “Námó Āmítuófó”. Reciting [the] Buddha’s name thus, eradicating fifty koṭis’ kalpas’ transgressions of births [and] deaths.

尔时彼佛,即遣化佛、化观世音、化大势至,至行者前。赞言:『善男子,以汝称佛名故,诸罪消灭,我来迎汝。』

At that time, that Buddha immediately sends [a] manifested Buddha, manifested Contemplator [Of The] World’s Sounds [and] manifested Great Power Arrived, [to] arrive before [these] practitioners, praising [by] saying, “Good man, with your reciting [of the] Buddha’s name thus, [with] all transgressions eradicated, I [have] come [to] welcome you.”

作是语已,行者即见化佛光明,遍满其室。见已欢喜,即便命终。乘宝莲华,随化佛后,生宝池中。

[Having] made this statement already, these practitioners immediately see [the] manifested Buddha’s bright light, everywhere filling their rooms. Seeing [it] already, [with] joy, immediately then, [their] lives end. Riding [upon] treasure lotus flowers, following [the] manifested Buddha [from] behind, [to be] born within treasure ponds.  

经七七日,莲华乃敷。

[With] passing seven [of] seven days, [the] lotus flowers then blossom.

当华敷时,大悲观世音菩萨,及大势至菩萨,放大光明,住其人前,为说甚深十二部经。闻已信解,发无上道心。

When [the] flowers blossom, [the] great compassionate Contemplator [Of The] World’s Sounds Bodhisattva, and Great Power Arrived Bodhisattva, [will] emit great bright light, [and] abide before these persons, for [them] speaking [the] extremely profound twelve divisions’ sūtras. [Having] heard [them] already, [with] faith [and] understanding, [they will] give rise [to the] unsurpassable path’s mind.

经十小劫,具百法明门,得入初地。是名下品上生者。」

Passing ten small kalpas, complete [with the] Hundred Dharmas’ Clear Door, attaining entry [onto the] First Ground. [These] are named [as] those [with] Low Grade’s High Births.’

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【中品下生】
[The Middle Grade’s Low Births]

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【下品中生】
[The Low Grade’s Middle Births]

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