Sutras

[14] Explanation Of Aspirations When Cultivating Meditative Concentration (Of The Great Right And Vast Buddha’s Flower Adornment Sūtra’s Pure Practices’ Chapter) 《大方广佛华严经·净行品》明修禅定时愿

【三、明修禅定时愿】
[14] [VS3] [Three: Explanation (Of) Aspirations When Cultivating Meditative Concentration]

[V028]

若敷床座,
当愿众生,
开敷善法,
见真实相。

If spreading out [to cover a] bench seat,
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] openly spread good dharmas,
[for] seeing truth’s form.

[Note: Good dharmas are wholesome teachings that lead to Buddhahood. Truth’s form are with characteristics of reality.]

[V029]

正身端坐,
当愿众生,
坐菩提座,
心无所着。

[With the] upright body seated,
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] sit [on the] Bodhi seat,
[with] minds without that attached.

[Note: The Bodhi seat is under a Bodhi tree, where there is awakening to Buddhahood. Attachment is due to greed, hatred and delusion.]

[V030]

结跏趺坐,
当愿众生,
善根坚固,
得不动地。

[When] forming crossed legs [in the] lotus posture’s seat, 
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to be with] good roots firm [and] strong,
[to] attain [the] immovable ground.

[Note: The lotus posture for the legs is with the left foot on the right thigh and the right foot on the left thigh, for practices such as meditation, chanting, learning and teaching. Good roots are foundations for spiritual growth, which are free from greed, hatred and delusion. The immovable ground is the stage with non-retrogressive progress towards Buddhahood, which can be attained in Pure Land.]

[V031]

修行于定,
当愿众生,
以定伏心,
究竟无余。

[When] cultivating practice of concentration,
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to be] with concentration [to] subdue [their] minds,
ultimately without remainder.

[Note: Practice of concentration can be with meditative practices, including by chanting, to subdue the mind, by training for calmness and clarity, to be without remaining afflictions and defilements.]

[V032]

若修于观,
当愿众生,
见如实理,
永无乖诤。

If cultivating [practice of] contemplation,
[there] should [be] aspiration [for] sentient beings,
[to] see suchness’ true principles,
[to] forever [be] without deviation [and] contention.

[Note: Practice of concentration can be with meditative practices, including by chanting. To see suchness’ true principles is to see the reality of how things are.]

上文
Preceding Text:

【二、明创出家时愿】
[13] [VS2] [Second: Explanation Of Aspirations When Initially Leaving Home]
https://purelanders.com/2021/06/18/13-jingxingpin

下文
Following Text:

【四、明住处进止威仪时愿】
[15] [VS4] [Fourth: Explanation Of Aspirations For Majestic Conduct When Advancing And Retreating From Dwellings]
https://purelanders.com/2021/06/18/15-jingxingpin

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