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A ll these birds sing harmonious and sublime melodies three times daily and three times nightly. These melodies propagate the teachings on the Five Roots, the Five Forces, the Seven Bodhi branches and the Eightfold Right Path. Beings of that land, upon hearing such melodies, all turn their thoughts toward the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.




Buddhism Quote n8045 | 
Translated by Yutang Lin. 





T he land of that Buddha is constantly filled with heavenly music and the ground is made of gold. Three times daily and three times nightly there falls from the sky a rain of heavenly Mandarava ?owers. Regularly, in the early morning, the sentient beings of that land carry all sorts of wondrous flowers in their skirts to make offerings to the ten thousand billion Buddhas of other places. By breakfast time they have returned to their own land to have a meal followed by a meditative walk. Sariputra, the Utmost Joy Land is complete in such meritorious grandeur.




Buddhism Quote n8044 | 
Translated by Yutang Lin. 





T he lotus flowers in these ponds are as large as the wheel of a chariot. They are blue and emitting blue light; yellow, emitting yellow light; red, emitting red light; or white, emitting white light. They are sublime, wonderful, fragrant and pure. Sariputra, the Utmost Joy Land is complete in such meritorious grandeur.




Buddhism Quote n8043 | 
Translated by Yutang Lin. 





I n the Utmost Joy Land there are ponds made of seven kinds of jewels and fully filled with water with eight kinds of merits, and their bottoms are covered with gold sand. The stairways on the four sides are made of gold, silver, beryl and crystal, and lead to towers adorned with gold, silver, beryl, crystal, diamonds, red pearls, and coral.




Buddhism Quote n8042 | 
Translated by Yutang Lin. 





W hy is that land named Utmost Joy? The sentient beings of that land are free from all kinds of suffering, yet enjoy variegated pleasures, thus it is named Utmost Joy.




Buddhism Quote n8041 | 
Translated by Yutang Lin. 





T o the West ten thousand billion Buddha-lands from here, there is a world named Utmost Joy 69. There is a Buddha, called Amitabha, in that land. He is preaching right now.




Buddhism Quote n8040 | 
Translated by Yutang Lin. 
69 Utmost Joy: Name of Amitabha Buddhas pure land, also translated as Ultimate Bliss.(??:????????????)





I f sentient beings in the lands of the ten quarters who sincerely and joyfully entrust themselves to me, desire to be born in my land and call my Name, even ten times, should not be born there, may I not attain perfect Enlightenment. Excluded, however, are those who commit the five gravest offences and abuse the right Dharma.




Buddhism Quote n8039 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 
68 ???????????????????





L ike your unhindered wisdom, O Buddha , mine shall reach everywhere, illuminating all; may my supreme wisdom be like yours, Most Excellent Honored One.




Buddhism Quote n8038 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 
67 ???????????????????????





M y discipline in giving, mindcontrol, moral virtues, forbearance and effort, and also in meditation and wisdom, shall be supreme and unsurpassed. I vow that, when I have become a Buddha, I shall carry out this promise everywhere; and to all fear-ridden beings shall I give great peace.




Buddhism Quote n8037 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 





W hen I have become a Buddha, my land shall be most exquisite, and its people wonderful and unexcelled; the seat of Enlightenment shall be supreme. My land, being like Nirvana itself, shall be beyond comparison. I take pity on living beings and resolve to save them all.




Buddhism Quote n8036 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 





I 66 resolve to become a Buddha, Equal in attainment to you, O holy king of the Dharma, to save living beings from birth-and-death, and to lead them all to emancipation.




Buddhism Quote n8035 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 
65 ???????????????????????
66 I here and in the succeeding four passages refers to Dharmastore Bhikkhu, one of Amitabha Buddhas past lives.





T he ocean of perfectly and universally enlightened Buddhas thus arises in the meditating mind. For this reason, you should single mindedly concentrate and deeply contemplate the Buddha.




Buddhism Quote n8034 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 





T he Tathagatas of the ten directions are tenderly mindful of living beings just like a mother remembering her son. But if the son runs away, of what use is the mothers concern? However, if the son remembers his mother in the same way that the mother remembers her son, then in life after life mother and son will never be far apart.




Buddhism Quote n8033 | 
Book 5, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





W hen you contemplate a Buddha, that mind itself takes the form of his thirty-two physical characteristics and eighty secondary marks. Your mind produces the Buddhas image, and is itself the Buddha.




Buddhism Quote n8032 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 





B uddhas, Tathagatas, have cosmic bodies, and so enter into the meditating mind of each sentient being.




Buddhism Quote n8031 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 





S hariputra, as I perceive that such blissful benefits are matters of great importance, I pronounce these words of truth: Good men and good women of pure faith who hear Amitayus64 Buddhas name of inconceivable merits and also learn of the pure Buddha-land of Utmost Bliss should all receive [the teaching] in faith, arouse aspiration, practice the method as prescribed, and attain birth in that Buddhaland.




Buddhism Quote n8030 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 
64 Amitayus: Amitabha.(????)





(The World Honored One said) I teach and transform obstinate beings such as these within the evil worlds of the Five Turbidities, causing their minds to be regulated and subdued so they renounce the deviant and return to the proper. But one or two of ten still cling to their bad habits. For them I again divide into billions of bodies and use numerous additional expedient meansI may appear in a male body. I may appear in a female body. I may appear in the body of a god or dragon. I may appear in the body of a spirit or ghost. I may appear as a mountain, as a forest, as a stream, as a spring, as a river, as a lake, as a fountain, or as a well in order to benefit people. I use all these ways to save beings. I may appear in the body of God Shakra. I may appear in the body of Lord Brahma. I may appear in the body of a Wheel-Turning King. I may appear in the body of a lay person. I may appear in the body of a national leader. I may appear in the body of a prime minister. I may appear in the body of an official. I may appear in the body of a Bhikshu, a Bhikshuni, an Upasaka, an Upasika, and so forth to my appearing in the body of a Soundhearer, an Arhat, a Pratyekabuddha, or a Bodhisattva in order to teach and rescue beings. It is not that I only appear to them in the body of a Buddha.




Buddhism Quote n8029 | 
Translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





I nfinite Resolve! Such are the meritorious deeds done by Gwan Shr Yin, the Bodhisattva who roams throughout the world and appears in various forms to rescue living beings. Therefore you should all wholeheartedly make offerings to the Bodhisattva Who Listens to the Sounds of All the World.




Buddhism Quote n8028 | 
Universal Door Chapter of the Lotus Sutra, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





B y elucidating and teaching the ultimate truth to sentient beings, he delivers them from the state of extreme pains, from the conditions in which suffering is so great as to prevent people from finding time for Buddhist practices, and also from the conditions in which suffering is not so great as to prevent them from doing so.




Buddhism Quote n8027 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 





I n times of terror, crisis, and trouble, the Great Bodhisattva Gwan Shr Yin can bestow courage and dispel all fears. Therefore, all throughout the Saha world we call him Giver of Courage63.




Buddhism Quote n8026 | 
Universal Door Chapter of the Lotus Sutra, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 
63 Giver of Fearlessness.





W hile dwelling deep in meditation, he visualizes all the innumerable Buddhas and in an instant visits every one of them.




Buddhism Quote n8025 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 





P erfect and complete in psychic power, widely versed in wisdoms subtle skills, in lands throughout the ten directions, The Bodhisattva manifests at will.




Buddhism Quote n8024 | 
Universal Door Chapter of the Lotus Sutra, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





W ith penetrating insight into the essential nature of dharmas, he discerns different aspects of living beings and closely watches over all the worlds. In making offerings to the Buddhas, he manifests transformed bodies like flashes of lightning.




Buddhism Quote n8023 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 





T heir numberless response-bodies took beings across and liberated them, extricating and rescuing those of the future so they could transcend the bonds of all mundane defilements.




Buddhism Quote n8022 | 
Book 1, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





H e is above all worldly affairs and his mind, always serene, dwells on the path of emancipation; this gives him complete control over all dharmas.




Buddhism Quote n8021 | 
Translated by Hisao Inagaki. 



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