Significance [Of] Adornment [With] Fragrance [And] Light
[The] Thus Come [One’s] fragrance of blessings’ [and] wisdom’s meritorious virtues, [and his] light of loving-kindness [and] compassion [that] gathers [and] receives, vertically exhaust [the] three periods, [and] horizontally pervade [the] ten directions, universally [for] all, perfuming [and] illuminating.
Completely bound ordinary beings, absolutely [do] not smell [and] see [them]. Like those blind [and with] stuffed noses, when [at] noon passing [by a] sandalwood forest, completely not knowing [it] has sandalwood’s fragrance [and] sunlight.
If giving rise [to] right Faith’s mind, constantly mindful [of the] Buddha’s name (Āmítuófó), with [the] Thus Come [One’s] Ten Thousand Virtues’ Great Name, secretly perfuming, blessing [and] protecting, then [will evil] karmas [be] eliminated [and] wisdom [be] bright, obstacles end [and] blessings flourish.
One can, according [with] personal capability, perhaps attaining samādhi, then [with] slight smelling [and] seeing, or realising non-birth, then [with] great smelling [and] seeing, extending until, with [the] Buddha’s adornments, then as adornments.
[As the] Temple Supervisor Great Master Miàozhēn, hopes those present here, [to] together [be] perfumed [by the] Buddha’s fragrance, together receive [the] Buddha’s light, [he] requested inscription [of] these four words (Adornment [With] Fragrance [And] Light), and with [this] postscript [for] informing future wise [ones].
Pure Land Tradition’s 13th Patriarch Great Master Yìnguāng
Dharma Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings (Third Compilation): Mount Língyán Monastery’s ‘Adornment [With] Fragrance [And] Light’s Horizontal Inscribed Tablet’s Postscript’s Words;
Record [Of] Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence (73rd Short Section): 3rd [Chapter]: Guidance [On] Practice Methods: First, Guidance [On] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha’s Methods (21st Short Section)
[Ref: #73 / 3.1.21]
Namo Amituofo : Translation and notes by Shen Shi’an
The Great Buddha Crown’s Śūraṅgama Sūtra’s Section On Great Power Arrived Bodhisattva’s Perfect Penetration With Mindfulness Of Buddha
Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence