Instruction on the Contemplation Sutra, 16-20

His physical marks of excellence shine for one fathom;

His Form is incomparably superior to that of any other being.

The wondrous voice of the Tathagata, like that of Brahma,

Is heard throughout the ten directions. (16)

Like earth, water, fire, wind, and space,

He has no discriminative thoughts.

Heavenly and human beings, unshakable in their spiritual attainments,

Are born out of the ocean of pure wisdom. (17)

Like Sumeru, the king of mountains,

Amideva is supreme, wonderful, and unequaled.

Heavenly beings and valiant men

Worship, circumambulate round Him, and look up to Him adoringly. (18)

When I observe the Power of the Buddha’s Primal Vow,

I find that those who meet with it do not pass by in vain.

They are enabled to gain quickly

The great sea of the treasure of merit. (19)

The Land of Peace and Bliss is pure and serene;

The Buddha always turns the undefiled Wheel of Dharma.

Transformed Buddhas and Bodhisattvas illumine the whole world like the sun,

While remaining motionless like Mount Sumeru. (20)

Amitayus buddhanusmriti sutropadesha of Arya Vasubandhu

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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