will also see themselves
Dwelling in the mountain forests,
Practicing wholesome dharmas,
Certifying to the ultimate reality,
Deeply entering dhyana concentration,
And seeing the Buddhas of the ten directions.
They will also see themselves / Dwelling in the
purity of the mountain forests, practicing wholesome Dharmas of dhyana
Samadhi, certifying to the ultimate reality—the inconceivable state of
reality and wonderful existence—deeply entering dhyana concentration,
which means the state of practicing the profound prajna-paramita, and
seeing the Buddhas of the ten directions. In dhyana samadhi, they will
meet the Buddhas of the ten directions and hear the Sutras and the
Buddhas, with golden bodies,
Will be adorned with the marks of a hundred blessings.
Hearing their Dharma, they will speak it to others
And always have good dreams like these.
They will also dream of being a king
Who forsakes his palace and retinue,
As well as fine objects of the five desires,
To enter a bodhimanda.
There, beneath the Bodhi tree,
They sit upon the lion throne,
Seeking the Way for seven days,
And gaining the Buddha’s wisdom.
After realizing the supreme Way,
They rise and turn the Dharma wheel,
And speak the Dharma for the fourfold host.
Throughout thousands of myriads of millions of eons,
They speak the nonoutflow wondrous Dharma,
And save limitless living beings.
Later they enter Nirvana,
As a lamp goes out when its fuel is gone.
If, in the future evil age,
They can speak this foremost Dharma,
They shall gain great benefit,
Merit, and virtue as told above.
They can see the Buddhas in their dreams. The
Buddhas, with golden bodies, emit purple-golden light. In dreams they
see the Buddhas adorned with the marks of a hundred blessings,
possessing the thirty-two marks and eighty subtle characteristics, the
supreme, pure Dharma-body. Hearing their Dharma, they will speak it to
others. Hearing the Dharma from the Buddhas, they will then explain it
to others. And they will always have good dreams like these. These are
the kinds of wonderful and inconceivable dreams they will have all the
They will also dream of being a king / Who
forsakes his palace and retinue. They give up the Three Palaces and the
Six Courtyards, the queen and concubines, as well as fine objects of
the five desires. The five desires refer to wealth, sex, fame, food,
and sleep, and also to sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and objects of
touch. They renounce all of these. They enter a bodhimanda. / There,
beneath the Bodhi tree, / They sit upon the lion throne, / Seeking the
Way for seven days, / And gaining the Buddha’s wisdom. In a dream, they
become Buddhas! After realizing the supreme Buddha Way, / They rise and
turn the Dharma wheel. They manifest the Eight Marks of Accomplishing
the Way and speak the Dharma for the fourfold host—the Bhikshus, the
Bhikshunis, the Upasakas, and the Upasikas. Throughout thousands of
myriads of millions of eons, all this time passes in the space of their
dream, they speak the nonoutflow wondrous Dharma. In a dream, they save
limitless living beings. / Later they enter Nirvana, / As a lamp goes
out when its fuel is gone.
If, in the future evil age, the Dharma-ending Age,
they can speak this foremost Dharma, the Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower
Sutra, they shall gain benefit, / Merit, and virtue as told above. One
will gain the greatest advantage! In the Dharma-ending Age if you can
lecture on the Dharma Flower Sutra, you will gain all these advantages
and have all these good dreams.
To be continued