the Avatamsaka state, opening the Shurangama Platform,
and upholding the precepts, he transmitted them to students of the
thousand-year tradition is thus perpetuated; the Sangha and the laity
the ten thousand Buddhas in the Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas.
in the spirit of wisdom, hosting assemblies of salvation,
and establishing Bodhimandas, he created affinities with the
know the hardships that he underwent? His merit and virtue are
he rescued beings throughout the worlds of the ten directions.
By unworthy disciple Sun
Guoxiu in the Unicorn House at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas,
on the last day of the eighth intercalary lunar month, 1995
“Wisdom” refers to
Prajnaparamita, to the practice of both compassion and wisdom.
“Assemblies of salvation”
refers to repentance ceremonies, offerings to ghosts and spirits, the
Water-Land-Air Ceremony,transmission of the Precepts for the Deceased,
and all the various Dharma assemblies for rescuing the living and the