Nine Grades [Of] Rebirths [In] Amitā[bha] Samādhi Assembly’s Dhāraṇī Sūtra
Nine Grades [Of] Rebirths’ Amitā[bha] Sūtra
[By] Special ‘Official’ Shìhónglúqīng, Great Arising [Of] Goodness Monastery’s Three Treasuries’ Śramaṇa Great [And] Vast Wisdom Non-Emptiness [Amoghavajra (不空金刚)] [with] received decree translated [from Sanskrit to Chinese]
At that time, Vairocana Thus Come [One, was] at Great Samādhi Door’s Great Vihāra, with [the] Great Bhikṣu assembly, [of] eighty-nine thousand persons together. All are Great Arhats, [and] those [with] wisdom [and] goodness complete, [with] all accomplished. Their names [are]
 Supernormal Power [and] Wise Discrimination Contemplator [Of The] World’s Sounds Bodhisattva,
 Attainment [Of] Great Power Bodhisattva,
 Supernormal Ease King Bodhisattva,
 Pure Light Stainless Dhāraṇī Bodhisattva,
 Great Power [With] Universal Listening Bodhisattva,
 Great Adornment Power Bodhisattva,
 Immeasurable Light Bodhisattva, [and]
 [With] Wisdom [And] Goodness Wise [And] Universal Light King Bodhisattva.
Such [and] other Great Bodhisattvas’ [and] Voice-Hearers’ great assemblies, went to [the] Buddha’s place, [and] said, ‘World-Honoured [One], Immeasurable Life [Buddha’s] Land [is] in nine grades [of] pure consciousnesses’ samādhi, [which] is then all Buddhas’ realm, [the] Thus Come [Ones’] dwelling place. [The] three periods’ all Buddhas from this accomplished right awakening, [to] complete [their] Three Insights, [and to] increase [and] grow [their] blessings [and] wisdom. These nine grades’ realms [are the]
[1.1] High Grade’s High Birth’s True Form Ground,
[1.2] High Grade’s Middle Birth’s Stainless Ground,
[1.3] High Grade’s Low Birth’s Undefiled Ground,
[2.1] Middle Grade’s High Birth’s Good Awakening Ground,
[2.2] 中品中生明力地 、
[2.2] Middle Grade’s Middle Birth’s Insight Power Ground,
[2.3] Middle Grade’s Low Birth’s Without Outflows’ Ground,
[3.1] Low Grade’s High Birth’s True Awakening Ground,
[3.2] Low Grade’s Middle Birth’s Virtuous Awakening Ground, [and the]
[3.3] Low Grade’s Low Birth’s Blissful Door Ground.
[Note 1: The causes, conditions and effects (因缘果) of the nine grades without the ground’s names are taught in the Contemplation Sūtra’s《观经》14th to 16th contemplations: https://purelanders.com/guanjing.]
These [are] named [as] nine grades’ pure consciousnesses’ True Suchness’ realms. These within sit twelve great maṇḍala’s great complete mirror wisdom’s treasure images. Their names [are]
 All Three Insights’ Immeasurable Light Buddha,
 Complete Awakening’s Three Insights’ Boundless Light Buddha,
 Wisdom Path’s Three Insights’ Unimpeded Light Buddha,
 Six True Principles [Of] Wisdom’s Three Insights’ Incomparable Light Buddha,
 Forms’ Goodnesses’ Three Insights’ Light’s Flame-King Light Buddha,
 One Awakening’s Three Insights’ Pure Light Buddha,
 Universal Door’s Three Insights’ Joyful Light Buddha,
 Entering Wisdom’s Three Insights’ Wisdom Light Buddha,
 Lights’ [And] Colours’ Three Insights’ Uninterrupted Light Buddha,
 Thorough Understanding’s Three Insights’ Difficult-[To]-Conceive Light Buddha,
 Five Virtues’ Three Insights’ Unnameable Light Buddha, [and]
 Wisdom Power’s Three Insights’ Surpassing Sun [And] Moon Light Buddha.
[Note 2: The twelve names of Amitā(bha) Buddha (Āmítuófó: 阿弥陀佛) in bold are taught in the Immeasurable Life Sūtra’s《无量寿经》12th Chapter: https://purelanders.com/dajing.]
Such all Buddha Thus Come [Ones] are [with] true forms complete, that all three periods’ Thus Come [Ones’] compassionate forms rely [on].
If [there] are sentient beings [who] desire [to be] born [in] such nine grades’ Pure Land, receive [and] regard [the] twelve perfectly wonderful [ones. In] days’ [and] nights’ three periods praising such nine grades’ Pure Land’s names, [and] praising [the] twelve Buddha names, [they will] immediately forever exit [the] three realms’ burning house, [to] definitely [be] born [in] True Suchness, depart [from] having outflows [and] forever enter [that] without outflows.
If people desire [to] enter such samādhi’s realm, [to be] complete [with the] Buddha’s wisdom, purify [your] minds [and] clean [your] bodies, [to] contemplate mindfully [the] great samaya’s true form’s true words.
咒曰：唵阿密㗚哆帝济伽蓝吽。」[归命 甘露（不灭）威光 运用 能生]
[The] mantra [is] Oṃ Amṛita Teje Hara Hūṃ (Ǎn Ā Mì Lì Duō Dì Jì Qié Lán Hōng).’
‘Good men, [in] such true words’ pure mantra, this sits all [the] ten directions’ [and] three periods’ all Buddha Thus Come [Ones’] ultimate principles [and] wisdom, [and the] twelve emptiness vows’ roots.
If my disciples desire [to] benefit [and bring] joy [to the] three realms, [to] benefit human [and] heavenly [beings], those writing [to] copy this sūtra, receive, uphold, study [and] recite [it, will]
 increase [and] grow [in] blessings [and] joy,
 increase [and] grow [in] wisdom [and] eloquence,
 increase [and] grow [in] lifespan [and] physical strength,
 eliminate karmic obstacles,
 eliminate ten thousand sicknesses,
 increase [and] grow [in] compassion [and] loving-kindness, [and be]
 without incomplete forms’ goodnesses.
Moreover, those [with the] sincere mind writing [to] copy, studying [and] reciting [this, will be] delivered [in the] three periods [to] non-birth, [and] transform [the] three realms’ burning house. Those [who] recite [this will] attain rebirth [in the] Ultimate Bliss’ Land’s assemblies, [in the] nine grades’ Pure Land.’
[Note 3: Sincere mindfulness of Āmítuófó’s name (阿弥陀佛) has similar benefits as those listed above, by praising the nine grades’ Pure Land’s names, praising the twelve Buddha names, contemplating the mantra, copying, receiving, upholding, studying and reciting this sūtra.
This is so as Āmítuófó’s name is already an unsurpassable mantra, as taught in the the Sūtra In Which The Buddha Speaks Of Amitābha Buddha’s Fundamental Esoteric Spiritual Mantra《佛说阿弥陀佛根本秘密神咒经》》: https://purelanders.com/shenzhou. (See quote below.) Focused mindfulness of his name is also easier in terms of time and thus effort, when living and dying.]
At that time, [the] great assembly, hearing that [the] Buddha said, all [had] great joy, [as they] faithfully received [it for] practice.
Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an
(Suggestions for improvement are welcomed.)
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