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The Wondrous Adornments of the Rulers of the Worlds

Moreover, Gandharva King Governing Nations gained a passage into liberation of gathering in all sentient beings with sovereign expedients. Gandharva King Light Resembling Trees gained a passage into liberation of everywhere seeing the adornment of all merit and virtue. Gandharva King Pure Eyes gained a passage into liberation of ending the distress and suffering of all beings forever, and inspiring a treasury of happiness in them. Gandharva King Floral Crown gained a passage into liberation of severing all sentient beings’ wrong views and delusions forever. Gandharva King Happy Stride and Universal Sound gained a passage into liberation of spreading everywhere like clouds, shielding and nourishing all sentient beings.

Gandharva King Happily Dancing and Splendid Eyes gained a passage into liberation of manifesting an immense, wondrously splendid body, spreading peace and joy to all. Gandharva King Lion Banner of Wonderful Sound gained a passage into liberation of dispersing all jewels of illustrious repute everywhere throughout the ten directions. Gandharva King Universally Releasing Jeweled Brilliance gained a passage into liberation of manifesting a brilliant, pristine body and making everyone immensely happy. Gandharva King Banner of Vajra Trees’ Blossoms gained a passage into liberation of everywhere moistening all trees, inspiring happiness in the beholder. Gandharva King Everywhere Manifesting Adornments gained a passage into liberation of skillfully entering all Buddhas’ states and bestowing peace and joy upon sentient beings.

At that time, Gandharva King Governing Nations received the Buddha’s awesome power, universally contemplated the gandharva multitudes, and spoke the following verse.

The innumerable doors to the realm of all Buddhas
Are ones that sentient beings have not yet been able to enter.
Pure in nature, the Well-gone One resembles space.
Everywhere he reveals a proper path for those in the world.

Each and every pore of the Thus Come One
Is filled with an ocean of merit and virtue,
Bringing benefit and bliss to all those in the world.
King Light Resembling Trees perceives thus.

The colossal ocean of the world’s distress and suffering
Is dried up by the Buddha—not a drop remains.
The Thus Come One’s sympathy commands numerous expedients.
Pure Eyes understands this profoundly.

The ten directions’ oceans of lands are boundless.
The Buddha’s wisdom light shines on them all,
Universally purifying evil and wrong views.
King Trees’ Blossoms enters this passage.

For measureless eons, the Buddha
Cultivated expedient practices based in great kindness.
He comforts all those in the world.
Universal Sound awakens to and enters this path.

All rejoice to see the Buddha’s immaculate body.
He inspires in the inhabitants of this world unending delight.
Causes and effects leading to liberation are gradually achieved.
Splendid Eyes skillfully expounds upon this.

Sentient beings, confused and deluded, forever flow and turn,
Most solid and dense is the ignorance that hinders and shrouds them.
For them, the Thus Come One speaks the vast, great Dharma.
King Lion Banner conveys this.

The Thus Come One universally manifests wondrous physical bodies,
With measureless variation, equal to all sentient beings.
His different expedients shine on all worlds.
Universally Releasing Jeweled Brilliance perceives this.

Using immeasurable expedients based in great wisdom
The Buddha expounds for flocks of creatures, all and everywhere.
He enters the true practice of supreme bodhi.
Vajra Banner skillfully contemplates thus.

An instant contains hundreds of thousands of eons.
A Buddha’s spiritual power manifests this, yet he remains unmoved.
Comfort and joy he bestows equally upon all sentient beings.
This is the liberation of Delighting in Adornment.

Moreover, Kumbhandha King Growth and Development gained a passage into liberation of eradicating the power of all resentment and harming. Kumbhandha King Dragon Ruler gained a passage into liberation of cultivating the ocean of boundless methods of practice. Kumbhandha King Adorning Banners. Kumbhandha King Magnanimous Practice gained a passage into liberation of universally accomplishing the karma brought about by pure, great light. Kumbhandha King Terrifying gained a passage into liberation of revealing to all sentient beings the path of fearlessness that leads to peace and security.

Kumbhandha King Wondrous Adornment gained a passage into liberation whereby he dries up the sea of love and desire of all sentient beings. Kumbhandha King Wisdom like a High Peak gained a passage into liberation of universally manifesting a cloud of light in all destinies. Kumbhandha King Robust Arms gained a passage into liberation of universally emitting light and destroying heavy obstacles resembling a mountain. Kumbhandha King Eyes Resembling Flowers of Boundless Purity gained a passage into liberation of revealing a treasury of irreversible, great compassion. Kumbhandha King Vast, Great Range gained a passage into liberation of universally manifesting bodies that traverse all destinies.

At that time, the Kumbhandha King Growth and Development received the Buddha’s awesome spiritual power, universally contemplated the kumbhandha multitudes, and spoke the following verse.

The Teacher of the World achieved the strength of patience and
For the sake of beings, cultivated for measureless eons.
Forever removed from the world’s arrogance and delusion,
His body therefore is most adorned and pure.

In the past, in all places, the Buddha cultivated an ocean of practices,
Teaching and transforming measureless multitudes in the ten directions.
With various expedients he benefits all sentient beings.
Dragon Ruler attains this passage into liberation.

With great wisdom, the Buddha rescues sentient beings.
He knows and understands their minds without exception.
He tames and subdues them with various feats of self-mastery.
Adorning Banners sees this and rejoices.

In response, his spiritual powers manifest, like light and shadow.
The Dharma wheel he turns is true and actual, identical to space.
For unending eons, he abides in the world.
This is the realization of King Magnanimous.

Sentient beings are ever blinded by the cataract of ignorance.
The Buddha’s radiance lights up the path to peace.
Rescuing and protecting them, he frees them from suffering.
This is the dharma door contemplated by Terrifying.

Full of woes, beings drift and flounder in the sea of desire.
The Buddha’s wisdom shines universally, vanquishing misery entirely.
Dispelling their suffering, he speaks Dharma for them.
Wondrous Adornment has enlightened to this.

The Buddha’s body responds universally, nowhere unseen.
He transforms the multitudes, using an array of expedients.
With a voice like thunder, he lets fall the Dharma rain.
Lofty Wisdom enters this dharma door .

Pure, clear light is not released in vain.
Encountering it, beings find their severe obstacles dispelled.
The proclamation of the Buddha’s merit and virtue is boundless.
Robust Arms understands this profound principle.

Wishing to bring comfort and joy to sentient beings,
He cultivates great compassion for measureless eons.
With various skill-in-means, he relieves their pain:
Flowers of Purity sees thus.

The self-mastery of his spiritual powers is inconceivable.
His body appears universally in the ten directions,
Yet neither arrives nor departs:
King Vast Visage understands thus.

Moreover, Dragon King Virupaksha gained a passage into liberation of dispelling the burning agony of all those in the path of dragons. Dragon King Sagara gained a passage into liberation of manifesting the bodies of limitless sentient beings by transforming his own dragon body in a single thought. Dragon King Banner of Cloud-like Sounds gained a passage into liberation of uttering the ocean of the Buddha’s boundless names with a refreshing sound amidst all destinies. Dragon King Mouth Aflame gained a passage into liberation of universally appearing in boundlessly many Buddhalands differently established.

Dragon King Blazing Eyes gained a passage into liberation of learning how the Thus Come One’s kind sympathy dispels coverings and fetters of all sentient beings’ hatred and delusion. Dragon King Banner of Clouds gained a passage into liberation of revealing to all sentient beings the sea of great happiness, joy, and blessings. Dragon King Taksaka gained a passage into liberation of eradicating all fears by means of a pure sound that rescues and protects. Dragon King Boundless Stride gained a passage into liberation of manifesting all Buddhas’ bodies as well as the successive stages of their dwelling. Dragon King Swift Pure Color gained a passage into liberation of giving rise to the ocean of all sentient beings’ great aspirations and happiness. Dragon King Booming Sounds Carrying Everywhere gained a passage into liberation of manifesting all impartial, delightful, and unobstructed sounds.

Dragon King Free from Burning Afflictions gained a passage into liberation of a cloud of great compassion that overspreads everywhere, eradicating all the suffering in the world.

At that time, Dragon King Virupaksha received the Buddha’s awesome spiritual power, universally contemplated the dragon multitudes, and spoke the following verse.

Behold the Thus Come One’s Dharma, ever thus,
Benefiting all sentient beings.
With the power of immense kindness and empathy,
He rescues those who have fallen into the fearsome paths.

Sentient beings with all their differences
Manifest completely on a single hair’s tip.
His spiritual transformations fill the world.
Thus, SÁgara contemplates the Buddha.

The Buddha, with the unlimited strength of his spiritual powers,
Extensively proclaims his epithets equal to the number of sentient beings.
He enables all to hear according to their likes and pleasures.
Cloud-like Sounds enlightens thus and understands.

Multitudes in measureless, boundless lands,
The Buddha encompasses in a single pore.
The Thus Come One then sits–serene amidst the assemblies.
So perceives Mouth Aflame Dragon.

The angry, hateful thoughts of all sentient beings,
The fetters, coverings, and delusions—as deep as the ocean—
Are completely eradicated by the Thus Come One’s sympathy.
Blazing Dragon observes this with lucidity.

The power of all sentient beings’ blessings and virtue
Completely manifests within the Buddha’s pores.
Now they return to the ocean of great blessings:
So contemplates Banner of High Clouds.

The Buddha’s pores release the light of wisdom.
His brilliance proclaims wondrous sounds that reach everywhere.
Those who hear cast out worry and fear.
Takçaka Dragon awakens to this path.

All the Thus Come Ones of the three periods of time,
Their lands, adornments, and the sequence of their eons
Manifest within the body of the Buddha.
Vast Stride sees the strength of these spiritual powers.

I observe the Thus Come One’s past practices—
How he made offerings to the oceans of all Buddhas—
How his happiness and joy increased:
Thus enters Swift Dragon.

I observe the Thus Come One’s past practices—
How he made offerings to the oceans of all Buddhas—
How his happiness and joy increased:
Thus enters Swift Dragon.

Sentient beings oppressed in the realms of existence
Drift and flounder in karma and delusion, with no one to save them.
The Buddha liberates them with great compassion.
Great Dragon Free from Burning realizes thus.

Moreover, Yaksha King Vaishravana gained a passage into liberation of rescuing and protecting evil sentient beings with boundless skill-in-means. Yaksha King Sovereign Sound gained a passage into liberation of universally contemplating sentient beings, rescuing them with expedients. Yaksha King Sternly Holding Weapons and Insignia gained a passage into liberation of nourishing and benefiting all emaciated and evil sentient beings. Yaksha King Great Wisdom gained a passage into liberation of praising the ocean of the meritorious virtues of all sages. Yaksha King Lord Flaming Eyes gained a passage into liberation of universally contemplating all sentient beings with the wisdom of great compassion. Yaksha King Vajra Eyes gained a passage into liberation of using various skill-in-means to bring benefit and peace to all beings.

Yaksha King Robust Arms gained a passage into liberation of universally entering the significance of all dharmas. Yaksha King Bravely Opposing Great Armies gained a passage into liberation of guarding all sentient beings, so that they dwell industriously in the Way. Yaksha King Abundant Resources and Wealth gained a passage into liberation of increasing the accumulated blessings and virtue of all sentient beings, thus enabling them to experience perpetual joy. Yaksha King Power to Topple High Mountains gained a passage into liberation of easily recalling and producing the wisdom light of the Buddha’s power.

At that time, the Great Yaksha King Wide Renown received the Buddha’s awesome spiritual power, universally contemplated the yaksha multitudes, and spoke the following verse.

The offenses of sentient beings are severe and terrifying.
For hundreds of thousands of eons, they fail to see the Buddha.
Drifting in life and death, they undergo innumerable sufferings.
Wishing to save them, the Buddha appears in the world.

The Thus Come One saves and protects all in the world.
He manifests before all sentient beings
To quell their misery in the dreadful paths of transmigration.
Sound King enters thus this dharma door .

Evil karma is a heavy obstacle for sentient beings.
The Buddha unveils wonderful principles to help them understand.
He is as a bright lamp, illumining the world.
Sternly Holding Insignia sees this dharma.

Across the oceans of eons, Buddhas cultivate every practice
And praise all Buddhas of the ten directions.
Hence, their own lofty repute spreads far and wide.
King Wisdom understands thus.

The Buddha’s wisdom is boundless like the void.
His Dharma body is vast, great, and inconceivable.
Accordingly, he appears throughout the ten directions.
Flaming Eyes contemplates thus.

In the midst of all destinies, he proclaims with wondrous sound,
Speaking Dharma to benefit the flocks of beings.
Wherever his sound reaches, the myriad sufferings end.
Vajra Eyes enters this expedient means.

All profound, vast principles
Can be expressed in a single phrase by the Thus Come One.
Such doctrines pervasively fill the worlds.
King Robust Wisdom is enlightened thus.

Sentient beings abide in deviant ways.
The Buddha reveals the inconceivable, proper path,
Making everyone in the world into a vessel of the Dharma.
Bravely Opposing Armies enlightens thus and understands.

All the blessed acts done in any world
Are illumined by the Buddha’s light.
The ocean of the Buddha’s wisdom cannot be fathomed.
Abundant Wealth is liberated thus.

Recollecting how, during countless eons in the past,
The Buddha cultivated the Ten Powers
And was able to perfect every power;
Thus King Lofty Banner understands.

Moreover, Mahoraga King Kind Wisdom gained a passage into liberation of helping sentient beings amass merit and virtue by using all the expedients of spiritual powers. Mahoraga King Clear, Majestic Sound gained a passage into liberation of enabling sentient beings to eradicate their afflictions and gain a cool, clear joy. Mahoraga King Supreme Wisdom and Ornamented Topknot gained a passage into liberation of universally leading sentient beings of wholesome and unwholesome insights to enter pure dharmas. Mahoraga King Lord Wondrous Eyes gained a passage into liberation of understanding and arriving at total nonattachment to blessings and virtue, ease and comfort, and impartiality.

Mahoraga King Lamp-like Banner gained a passage into liberation of instructing all sentient beings, causing them to leave dark and frightening paths. Mahoraga King Supreme Light Banner gained a passage into liberation of rejoicing in the knowledge of all Buddhas’ merit and virtue. Mahoraga King Lion Chest gained a passage into liberation of, with audacious strength, acting as a savior for all sentient beings. Mahoraga King Sound of Many Wondrous Adornments gained a passage into liberation of causing sentient beings to give rise to boundless happiness and joy according to their recollection. Mahoraga King Sumeru Chest gained a passage into liberation of remaining determined and unmoving in the face of all conditions, until he reaches the other shore satisfactorily. Mahoraga King Adorable Brightness gained a passage into liberation of revealing a path of equality for sentient beings, who are not equally alike.

At that time, Mahoraga King Awesome Light of Kind Wisdom received the Buddha’s awesome spiritual power, universally contemplated the mahoraga multitudes, and spoke the following verse.

You should contemplate the Thus Come One’s pure nature,
Universally manifesting awesome light to benefit all kinds of creatures.
He reveals the path of sweet dew, giving rise to their clarity and coolness.
The myriad sufferings disappear forever, with nothing to rely upon.

All sentient beings inhabit the ocean of existence,
Ensnaring and shrouding themselves with the delusion of evil karma.
He shows them the practice of still and quiet dharmas.
Awesome Sound Undefiled deftly understands thus.

The Buddha’s peerless wisdom defies conceptualization.
He thoroughly knows the mind of every sentient being.
He clarifies pure dharmas for them.
The mind of Ornamented Topknot is enlightened thus.

Measureless Buddhas appear in the world,
Becoming fields of blessings for all sentient beings.
Their vast oceans of blessings are unfathomably profound.
Great King Wondrous Eyes completely sees thus.

All sentient beings dread and fear suffering.
The Buddhas arrive before them, saving and protecting them,
No matter where they are throughout the Dharma Realm and space.
Thus, Lamp-like Banner courses in this state.

The meritorious virtue within a single pore of a Buddha
Could not be measured by the united efforts of all beings in this world.
It is boundless and inexhaustible, like space.
Vast, Great Light Banner thus perceives.

The Thus Come One penetrates all dharmas,
Brightly illuminating their nature.
Unshaken, he remains—like Mount Sumeru.
Lion Chest thus enters this dharma door.

Throughout vast eons in the past, the Buddha
Amassed an ocean of happiness—bottomless in depth.
Hence, those who see him are delighted without exception.
Sound of Adornments so enters this dharma.

When one understands the Dharma Realm to be formless,
The ocean of paramitas is thoroughly perfected.
Magnificent light universally rescues sentient beings.
Chest Like a Mountain knows this expedient thus.

Contemplate the Thus Come One’s powers of self-mastery.
Consistently he appears everywhere in the ten directions.
All sentient beings are illumined and led to enlightenment.
Wondrous Brightness enters this proficiently.

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