Verses On Borderland
Those with profound Faith and no doubt, also having Aspiration and Practice, directly enter the Pure Land Of Ultimate Bliss, to quickly see the Triple Gem.
Those with more Faith and less doubt, also having Aspiration and Practice, first enter the Pure Land Of Ultimate Bliss’ borderland (边地) for five hundred years.
As the Sahā World’s one kalpa, is the Land Of Ultimate Bliss’ one day and night, although for five hundred years, in less than a second ended there.
‘This Sahā World of Śākyamuni Buddha’s land’s one kalpa, in the Land Of Ultimate Bliss of Amitā[bha] Buddha, is as one day and one night.’
(Flower Adornment Sūtra)
[Note: Border land’s duration for birth, which takes 500 years, is equivalent to being between the 7th Grade (i.e. Low Grade’s High Birth: 下品上生), which takes 49 days, and the 8th Grade (i.e. Low Grade’s Middle Birth: 下品中生), which takes 6 kalpas – as ‘Grade 7.5’ of the 9 Grades.]
Immeasurable Life Sūtra’s Thirty-First Chapter On Five Evils And Five Goodnesses
Verses On Kalpas As Days