Pure Land
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Pure Land Sutras

The Flower Adornment Sutra
Chapter 40

(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

Part Four


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.