The Garuda King Indestructible Jeweled Crest obtained the liberation door of being securely settled throughout the Dharma Realm to teach and transform living beings.
The Garuda King by the name of Indestructible Jeweled Crest obtained the liberation door of being securely settled throughout the Dharma Realm. He enables all living beings throughout the Dharma Realm to obtain peace and happiness, and not to have afflictions or worries. The principle involved is that of the Buddha being securely settled beneath the Bodhi tree in all worlds of the ten directions
to teach and transform living beings, helping all living beings to be free from suffering and attain bliss. Whenever Sages establish teachings, it is in order to transform and rescue living beings. The Garuda King Indestructible Jeweled Crest obtained that kind of door to liberation.
The Garuda King Pure Swiftness obtained the liberation door of strength of vigor to universally achieve Paramita.
The Garuda King whose name is Pure Swiftness obtained the liberation door of strength of vigor to universally achieve Paramita. He helps all living beings achieve this, having achieved it first himself. His wish is for all living beings to have the same accomplishment that he himself has had. Here it refers to achieving Paramita. Paramita is a Sanskrit word which means "gone to the other shore." That is, from this shore which is birth and death, one goes over the flow of afflictions in between, and reaches the other shore which is Nirvana. Sanskrit is an Indian language, and in India, when something had been achieved fully, it was described as "paramita." Completing something was also called "paramita." That's why for cultivation to be brought to accomplishment is also described as "paramita." By extension, if to start with you have afflictions, but later you manage not to have afflictions, that is "paramita." The power of vigor is required to assist Paramita. If you are not vigorous, you can't attain Paramita.
To reach Paramita, that is, to achieve something, you must employ the strength of vigor. The Garuda King named Pure Swiftness achieved this kind of Paramita and power of vigor, and so he entered this door of liberation. Right in front of the Buddha he obtained this kind of state. Having obtained it himself, he wanted all livings to obtain the advantages of this sort of Paramita as well. That's why the door of liberation is called that of strength of vigor to universally achieve Paramita.
The Garuda King attained this liberation door through seeing the Buddha, hearing the Dharma, and cultivating. All we living beings, upon hearing about the states in the
Flower Adornment Sutra, should reverse the illumination and introspect for every phrase we hear. We should ask ourselves, "Am I interacting with this Dharma door? Can I cultivate it? Am I able to obtain this kind of door to liberation? Do I want to attain doors of liberation, or doors of affliction?" If you prefer doors of affliction, you won't achieve doors of liberation. To obtain liberation doors, you just first have no affliction doors. But if from morning to night you open the doors of affliction and close the doors to liberation, you will never achieve liberation. When you listen to Dharma and hear Sutras lectured, you are supposed to cultivate according to the Dharma. Otherwise it's futile to listen to Sutra lectures and Dharma talks. Don't fail to pay attention to the Dharma after having heard it for a long time. It's a mistake to be inattentive to putting the Dharma into practice. Therefore, every time we hear of a libveration door or state, we have to pose ourselves the question, "Do I interact with this Dharma-door? Which door to liberation should I cultivate?" Up to now, so many doors to liberation have been discussed. But if the more you hear the less you want to be liberated, you're making an even greater mistake.