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The Wondrous Adornments of the Rulers of the Worlds

Moreover, Kinnara King Bright Heaven of Kind Wisdom gained a passage into liberation of universally generating happiness and joy through all deeds. Kinnara King Wonderful Floral Banner gained a passage into liberation of experiencing unsurpassed bliss of Dharma, bestowing peace and joy upon all. Kinnara King Assorted Adornments gained a passage into liberation of achieving a treasury of tremendous, pure faith and understanding resulting from the perfection of all merit and virtue. Kinnara King Delightful Roar gained a passage into liberation of constantly emitting every delightful sound, thereby dispelling the sorrow and terror of all who hear. Brilliance of Bejeweled Trees gained a passage into liberation of establishing sentient beings in great compassion, enabling them to enlighten to their original conditions.

Kinnara King Everywhere Delighting the Beholder gained a passage into liberation of manifesting bodies of a myriad wondrous forms. Kinnara King Adornment with Supreme Light gained a passage into liberation of understanding the karma that leads to perfecting all sorts of supreme adornments. Kinnara King Exquisite Flower Banner gained a passage into liberation of capably contemplating the retributions that result from all worldly karma. Kinnara King Earth-Shaking Power gained a passage into liberation of constantly embarking on any deed to benefit sentient beings. Kinnara King Awesome and Brave Lord gained a passage into liberation of fully understanding the thoughts of all kinnaras and cleverly gathering in and directing them.

At that time, Kinnara King Bright Heaven of Kind Wisdom received the Buddha’s awesome spiritual power, universally contemplated the kinnara multitudes, and spoke the following verse.

All peace and joy in the world
Arise from seeing the Buddha.
The Teacher benefits all sentient beings.
He is a place of universal refuge, saving and protecting them.

He proliferates all happiness and joy.
All in the world experience them without end.
No one ever sees the Buddha in vain.
Floral Banner is enlightened to this.

The ocean of the Buddha’s merit and virtue is infinite.
Its boundaries cannot be found.
His light shines throughout the ten directions.
This is the liberation of King Adornment.

The Thus Come One’s magnificent sound issues forth always,
Revealing the true dharma of leaving worries behind.
When sentient beings hear, they rejoice with delight.
Roar believes, and thus accepts.

I contemplate the Thus Come One’s power of self-mastery,
Arising from his cultivation in the past.
With great compassion he rescues beings, leading them to purity.
King Bejeweled Trees enlightens thus and enters.

To see and hear the Thus Come One is difficult indeed.
Only after millions of eons do sentient beings encounter him.
His many marks are adorned and complete.
King Delighting the Beholder sees thus.

You may observe the great wisdom of the Thus Come One:
He universally responds to the wishes of all sentient beings.
He proclaims all paths of wisdom without exception.
Supreme Adornment understands thus.

The sea of karma is unimaginably wide.
Sentient beings’ suffering and joy arise from it.
The Buddha demonstrates these truths.
King Flower Banner is thus aware.

The Buddhas’ spiritual powers are perpetual.
In all directions, the earth trembles eternally.
Although no sentient beings apprehend,
Immense Power constantly perceives and understands these things.

Among the multitudes, the Buddha demonstrates his spiritual powers.
His resplendent brilliance enlightens them.
He reveals all the states of the Thus Come One.
Awesome and Brave Lord thus observes.

Moreover, Garuda King Swift and Powerful gained a passage into liberation of universally contemplating the realms of sentient beings with an eye free from attachment and obstruction. Garuda King Indestructible Jeweled Crest gained a passage into liberation of universally dwelling throughout the Dharma Realm to teach and transform sentient beings. Garuda King Pure Swiftness gained a passage into liberation of achieving a universal strength of vigor that reached paramita. Garuda King Adorned with Steadfast Resolve gained a passage into liberation of developing a courageous might that brought entry into a state of a Thus Come One. Garuda King Great Ocean’s Power to Gather and Sustain gained a passage into liberation of entering the immense ocean of wisdom of a Buddha’s conduct.

Garuda King Pure Light of Solid Dharma gained a passage into liberation of helping countless sentient beings to each perfect his unique wisdom. Garuda King Wondrously Adorned Crown Cowl gained a passage into liberation of adorning the citadels of the Buddhadharma. Garuda King Adroitly Appearing Everywhere gained a passage into liberation of realizing the indestructible power of equanimity. Garuda King Universally Contemplating the Oceans gained a passage into liberation of thoroughly knowing the forms of life and manifesting for them accordingly. Garuda King Dragon Voice and Immense Eyes gained a passage into liberation of having the wisdom to understand all sentient beings’ activities of birth and death.

At that time Garuda King Swift and Powerful received the Buddha’s awesome spiritual power, universally contemplated the multitudes of GaruÉas, and spoke the following verse.

The Buddha’s eyes are boundlessly large.
He sees all lands throughout the ten directions.
The sentient beings within them are innumerable.
Displaying great spiritual penetrations, he tames them all.

The Buddha’s powers of spiritual penetrations are unobstructed.
He sits under the Tree of Enlightenment in all the ten directions,
Proclaiming Dharma like clouds filling every place.
Jeweled Crest hears thus and resists not.

In the past the Buddha cultivated various practices,
Universally purifying the vast, great paramitas–
Making offerings to all the Thus Come Ones.
King Swiftness thus deeply believes and understands.

In each and every pore of the Thus Come One,
Boundless practices universally appear in a single thought.
Such inconceivable states of the Buddha as these
Steadfast Adornment sees completely and clearly.

The Buddha’s practices are extensive and inconceivable.
Sentient beings cannot plumb their depths.
The ocean of the Teacher’s merit, virtue, and wisdom
Is the place of practice for King Sustain.

The Thus Come One’s limitless light of wisdom
Can destroy the net of sentient beings’ delusion,
Saving and protecting those in all worlds.
Solid Dharma maintains thus, and speaks.

The citadels of Dharma are infinitely broad,
With more and various gates than can be counted.
The Thus Come One appears in the world to open them wide.
Wondrous Cowl-Crown understands and enters thus.

The Dharma bodies of all Buddhas are one–
True Suchness, equal and undifferentiated.
The Buddhas through this power constantly abide.
King Adroitly Appearing Everywhere speaks of this fully.

In the past, the Buddha gathered in beings in all realms,
Radiating light throughout all worlds.
Using various expedients, he displayed taming and subduing.
Contemplating the Oceans awakens to this supreme dharma door.

The Buddha regards all lands
As settled on a sea of karma.
He rains down Dharma everywhere upon it.
Dragon Voice is liberated thus.

Moreover, Asura King Rahu gained a passage into liberation of appearing as a supreme and honored host for great assemblies. Asura King Vemacitra gained a passage into liberation of making appear limitlessly many eons. Asura King Clever Magical Illusions gained a passage into liberation of eradicating all sentient beings’ sufferings and making them pure. Asura King Great Retinue gained a passage into liberation of adorning oneself through the cultivation of all ascetic practices. Asura King Balin gained a passage into liberation of boundless states of quaking in the ten directions.

Asura King Pervasive Illumination gained a passage into liberation of using all sorts of expedients to securely settle all sentient beings. Asura King Solid Practices and Wondrous Adornment gained a passage into liberation of universally amassing indestructible good roots and purifying all tainted attachments. Asura King Vast Wisdom Regarding Causes gained a passage into liberation of being a lord endowed with power of great compassion and free from doubt. Asura King Displaying Supreme Virtue gained a passage into liberation of causing beings everywhere to cultivate good roots by seeing, attending upon, and making offerings to Buddhas. Asura King Splendid Voice gained a passage into liberation of the practice of universally entering all destinies with absolute impartiality.

At that time, Asura King Rahu received the Buddha’s awesome spiritual power, universally contemplated the multitudes of asuras, and spoke the following verse.

Among the teeming multitudes in the ten directions,
The Buddha is unique by far.
His brilliance lights up space,
Universally appearing before all sentient beings.

The Buddhalands in hundreds of millions of eons
Clearly appear in the space of an instant,
Radiating light to transform beings, reaching all without exception.
Vemacitra profoundly praises and rejoices in all that.

The realm of the Thus Come One is unparalleled.
Perpetually benefiting by means of various dharma doors,
He quells the sufferings of sentient beings.
Thus, King ãambara sees.

He practiced ascetic conduct for limitless eons,
Benefiting sentient beings and purifying worlds.
Accordingly, Muni’s wisdom is fully accomplished.
King Great Retinue sees the Buddha thus.

Unimpeded, incomparable, great spiritual penetrations
Cause quaking in all lands throughout the ten directions,
Without giving rise to surprise or alarm.
Great Strength comprehends thus.

The Buddha appears in the world to save all sentient beings.
He completely reveals the path to All-Wisdom,
Enabling all beings to cast off suffering and attain bliss.
Pervasive Illumination expounds this meaning.

All oceans of blessings in the world
Universally purified, manifest through the Buddha’s strength.
The Buddha reveals the place of liberation.
Solid Practices and Adornment enters this passage.

The Buddha’s peerless body of great compassion
Travels freely everywhere, visible to all.
Like a shadow or a reflection, it appears in the world.
Wisdom Regarding Causes proclaims this merit and virtue.

With unequaled, rare, and great spiritual penetrations,
He displays bodies throughout the Dharma Realm.
Each is seated beneath the bodhi tree.
Supreme Virtue pronounces this meaning.

The Thus Come One has cultivated practices throughout the three periods of time,
Passing through all destinies on the turning wheel.
He frees all beings from suffering, omitting none.
King Splendid Sound praises thus.

Moreover, Day-ruling Spirit Making Palaces Appear gained a passage into liberation of universally entering all worlds. Day-ruling Spirit Exuding Fragrance of Wisdom gained a passage into liberation of universally contemplating all sentient beings, benefiting them, making them happy and content. Day-ruling Spirit Adornment with Supreme Bliss gained a passage into liberation of being able to emit light of boundlessly many likable dharmas. Day-ruling Spirit Fragrant Flowers’ Wondrous Light gained a passage into liberation of inspiring pure faith and understanding in the minds of numberless beings. Day-ruling Spirit Everywhere Collecting Wonderful Medicines gained a passage into liberation of developing the power of universal radiance through amassing adornments.

Day-ruling Spirit Happy Eyes Creating Joy gained a passage into liberation of universally enlightening both suffering and happy sentient beings so that they obtain the bliss of Dharma. Day-ruling Spirit Contemplating All Directions and Universally Manifesting gained a passage into liberation of manifesting a variety of bodies in the dharma realms of the ten directions. Day-ruling Spirit Awesome Power of Great Compassion gained a passage into liberation of saving and protecting all beings, enabling them to be happy and secure. Day-ruling Spirit Illumination of Good Roots gained a passage into liberation of generating an all-pervasive power of delightful and perfect meritorious virtue. Day-ruling Spirit Lovely Flower Garlands gained a passage into liberation of having one’s renown spread far and wide, benefiting all beings who see or hear one. 

At that time, Day-ruling Spirit Making Palaces Appear receiving the Buddha’s awesome spiritual power, contemplated the multitudes of Day-ruling Spirits, and spoke the following verse.

Like space, the Buddha’s wisdom is inexhaustible.
His light shines universally throughout the ten directions.
He completely knows the mental stirrings of all sentient beings.
There are no worlds he fails to enter.

With all sentient beings, he knows the preferences of each.
Accordingly, he speaks oceans of Dharmas for them.
The far-reaching phrases and meaning each differ, one from another.
Spirit Replete with Wisdom completely sees thus.

The Buddha emits light, illumining the world.
Those who see and hear rejoice, knowing it will not be in vain.
He reveals the deep, vast place of still quiescence.
The mind of Adornment with Bliss awakens thus and understands.

The Buddha rains down Dharma, boundless in extent,
Which brings happiness to all who perceive it.
Hence, supreme roots of goodness issue forth.
Wondrous Light awakens thus.

The dharma doors that bring universal entry and the power of awakening,
Cultivated since distant eons past, are all purified.
All this–done to draw in sentient beings:
Spirit Wondrous Medicine understands thus.

With various expedients he transforms sentient beings.
All who see or hear do benefit–
Are happy–jump for joy!
Day-Spirit Wondrous Eyes sees thus.

His Ten Powers appear in response throughout the worlds,
Pervading the ten directions of the Dharma Realm.
His substance neither exists nor does not:
Spirit Contemplating All Directions enters thus.

Sentient beings flow and turn in danger and difficulty.
In pity, the Thus Come One appears in the world,
Enabling them to wipe out suffering of every kind:
Power of Compassion dwells in this passage to liberation.

Sentient beings are shrouded in darkness, sunken in endless night.
The Buddha speaks Dharma for them, ushering the dawn of understanding,
So that they may attain bliss and vanquish their sufferings:
Spirit Great Light of Goodness enters this door.

The Tathagata’s blessings resemble the void:
From them, all blessings in the world flow forth.
Nothing done is ever done in vain:
Flower Garlands attains this liberation.

Moreover, Night-ruling Spirit Pure Light of Universal Virtue gained a passage into liberation of great valor resulting from the bliss of still dhyana-samadhi. Night-ruling Spirit Happy Eyes Observing the World gained a passage into liberation of characteristics of extensive purity and enchanting meritorious virtue. Night-ruling Spirit Protecting the World’s Essence and Energy gained a passage into liberation of universally manifesting in worlds to tame sentient beings. Night-ruling Spirit Sound of the Tranquil Sea gained a passage into liberation of accumulating immense happiness in the mind.

Night-ruling Spirit Universally Manifesting Good Auspices gained a passage into liberation of being profoundly carefree and endowed with delightful speech and sound. Night-ruling Spirit Universally Blooming Flowers of Trees gained a passage into liberation of creating a treasury of measureless merriment and fullness of light. Night-ruling Spirit Impartially Protecting and Nurturing gained a passage into liberation of enlightening sentient beings and bringing their good roots to maturity. Night-ruling Spirit Joy of Playful Roaming gained a passage into liberation of using boundless kindness that rescues and protects beings. Night-ruling Spirit Perpetually Blissful Faculties gained a passage into liberation of possessing great compassion that displays adornments everywhere. Night-ruling Spirit Displaying Pure Blessings gained a passage into liberation of universally fulfilling the wishes of all sentient beings.

At that time, Night-ruling Spirit Pure Light of Universal Virtue received the Buddha’s awesome spiritual power, contemplated the multitudes of Night-ruling Spirits, and spoke the following verse.

You should contemplate the Buddha’s practices:
They are vast like space, characterized by stillness.
He has completely purified the shoreless ocean of desires:
Immaculate and adorned, he illumines the ten directions.

All beings in all worlds delight in seeing him,
Though in an ocean of countless eons, he may be seen but once.
With great compassion, he’s mindful of all beings, never failing to reach anyone.
This passage to liberation Observing the World perceives.

All beings in all worlds delight in seeing him,
Though in an ocean of countless eons, he may be seen but once.
With great compassion, he’s mindful of all beings, never failing to reach anyone.
This passage to liberation Observing the World perceives.

In the past the Buddha cultivated an ocean of joy–
Immense, boundless, and unfathomable.
Therefore those who see him all rejoice:
Tranquil Sound understands thus.

The Tathagata’s realm cannot be measured.
Though silent, he speaks throughout the ten directions.
He causes purity to rise in the minds of all beings:
The Night Spirit ãrÍ hears and rejoices thus.

The Buddha, while in the midst of beings bereft of blessings,
Is adorned with great blessings. Majestically he illuminates,
Demonstrating the Dharma of still quiescence–free from dust.
Spirit Universally Blooming Flowers awakens to this truth.

He displays great spiritual powers throughout the ten directions,
Taming and subduing all sentient beings.
All see his various features and forms:
Spirit Protecting and Nurturing contemplates thus.

In thought after thought in the past, the Tathagata
Purified the ocean of expedients and compassion.
To save the world, there is no place he fails to go:
Blessings and Joy Spirit is liberated thus.

Sentient beings are ignorant–forever muddled and murky.
Their stubbornly poisoned minds are terrifying indeed!
The Tathagata kindly appears in the world for their sakes.
The Spirit Quelling Enmity awakens and rejoices thus.

In the past, the Buddha cultivated for the sake of all sentient beings,
That their longings could be completely satisfied.
Accordingly he accomplished the marks of merit and virtue.
Spirit Displaying Blessings enters thus.

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