The Flower Adornment Sutra
(The Chapter on Entering the
Inconceivable State Of
Liberation of the Conduct and Vows of
Universal Worthy Bodhisattva)
Translated on Imperial Command by the T'ang Dynasty
Tripitaka Master Prajna of Kubha
At that time, when the Bodhisattva Universal Worthy Mahasattva
had finished speaking these pure verses on his Great Vows before the
Thus Come One, the youth Sudhana was overwhelmed with boundless joy.
All the Bodhisattvas were extremely joyful as well, and the Thus
Come One applauded, saying, "Excellent indeed, excellent indeed!"
At that time, the World Honored One proclaimed this Supreme
Dharma Door of the Inconceivable State of Liberation for all the
sages and Bodhisattvas, with Manjushri Bodhisattva as their leader.
Also present were all the great Bodhisattvas and the six thousand
Bhikshus who had matured, with Maitreya Bodhisattva as their leader.
All the great Bodhisattvas of the worthy kalpa, led by the
Immaculate Universal Worthy Bodhisattva, were present also.
All the great Bodhisattvas who in one lifetime would be the next
Buddhas and who were at the position of the anointment of the crown
gathered together with all the assemblies of Bodhisattva
Mahasattvas, as numerous as fine dust-motes in an ocean of lands,
who came from the remaining worlds of all the ten directions. They
were headed by the great, wise Shariputra, Mahamaudgalyayana, and
others. All the great sound-hearers, along with all the people,
gods, and lords of all worlds, as well as dragons, yakshas,
gandharvas, asuras, garudas, kinnaras, mahogaras, humans,
non-humans, and so on, and the entire great assembly, upon hearing
what the Buddha had said, were all exceedingly joyful, and
faithfully accepted it, and put it into practice.