[73] Significance Of Adornment With Fragrance And Light 香光庄严之意义

[73] 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

Related Sūtra:

The Great Buddha Crown’s Śūraṅgama Sūtra’s Section On Great Power Arrived Bodhisattva’s Perfect Penetration With Mindfulness Of Buddha

Related Text:

Record Of Great Master Yìnguāng’s Collected Writings’ Essence

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