[16.2] [The Low Grade’s Middle Births]
[The] Buddha told Ānanda and Vaidehi, ‘[For] those [of] Low Grade’s Middle Births, perhaps are sentient beings, [who] broke [and] violated [the] Five Precepts, Eight Precepts and Complete Precepts. These such foolish persons, stole [the] Saṃgha’s objects, robbed [the] presently manifested Saṃgha’s objects, [and] impurely spoke [the] Dharma, without having repentance, with all evil karmas then “self-adorned”. Thus, these transgressing persons, with [their] evil karma thus, should fall [into] hell. When [their] lives almost end, hell’s all fires, at once together arrive.
Meeting good-knowing friends, with great loving-kindness [and] compassion, immediately for [them] praising [and] speaking [of] Amitā[bha] Buddha’s Ten Powers’ majestic virtues, extensively praising that Buddha’s bright light’s supernormal powers. Likewise praising precepts, concentration, wisdom, liberation [and] liberation’s knowledge [with] insight.
These persons, [having] heard [these] already, [will] eliminate eighty koṭis’ kalpas’ transgressions of births [and] deaths. Hell’s fierce fires transform [to] be cool breezes, blowing many heavenly flowers. [The] flowers above all have manifested Buddhas [and] Bodhisattvas, welcoming [and] receiving these persons. [As] if [in] one thought moment, [they will] immediately attain rebirth within seven treasures’ ponds’ lotus flowers inside.
[With] passing of six kalpas, [the] lotus flowers then blossom. Contemplator [Of The] World’s Sounds [and] Great Power Arrived, with Brahma voices, [will] comfort those persons, for [them] speaking [the] Great Vehicle’s extremely profound sūtras. [Having] heard these Dharma [teachings] already, immediately then giving rise [to the] unsurpassable path’s mind. [These] are named [as] those [with] Low Grade’s Middle Births.’
[The Sixteenth Contemplation: Low Grade’s Births’ Contemplation]
[The Low Grade’s High Births]