THE SAGELY CITY OF TEN THOUSAND BUDDHAS
Great Strength Bodhisattva
Praise on Great Strength Bodhisattva:
His wisdom light universally illuminates, lucid and jade-like.
The three destinies get out of suffering as he crosses over sentient beings.
The light from five hundred floral platforms inter-reflect,
As he manifests a body throughout Buddha lands of the ten directions.
Walking or sitting, he quakes the great-thousand cosmos;
Atop his adorned summit, stands the flask of jeweled light.
How did he certify to such perfect penetration and self-mastery?
Pure mindfuless, constantly aware, the unsurpassed vehicle!
Homage to Great Strength Bodhisattva of Boundless bodies of blazing light, who dwells in the Western World of Ultimate Bliss.
Great Strength Bodhisattva has great might. He is one of the three sages of Amitabha Buddha's Western Pureland of Ultimate Bliss. The Venerable Master Hsuan Hua explains:
"He is called the 'Bodhisattva with a Body of Infinite Blazing Light." His brightness illuminates all the lands in the ten directions. He is a Dharma Prince. The Buddha is the Dharma King..."Dharma Prince" refers to a disciple of the Dharma King."
"The Sixth Patriarch long ago said, "Kindness and compassion are Guanyin; joy and giving are Great Strength." If you do kind and compassionate things, you are Guanshiyin Bodhisattva. If you joyfully give to others, you are Great Strength Bodhisattva."
"In the Shurangama Sutra, Great Strength Bodhisattva praises the Dharma-door of reciting the Buddha's name and describes how he obtained perfect penetration by means of it."