CONTENTS

CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE

Spiritual Penetrations in the Palace of the Trayastrimsa Heaven

CHAPTER TWO

The Assembly of the Reduplicated Bodies

CHAPTER THREE

Contemplating the Karmic Conditions of Living Beings

CHAPTER FOUR

Karmic Retribution of Living Beings

CHAPTER FIVE

The Names of the Hells

CHAPTER SIX

The Thus Come One’s Praises

CHAPTER SEVEN

Benefits for the Living and the Dead

CHAPTER EIGHT

The Praises of the Multitudes of King Yama

CHAPTER NINE

The Names of Buddhas

CHAPTER TEN

The Conditions and Comparative Merits of Giving

CHAPTER ELEVEN

The Dharma Protection of the Earth Spirit

CHAPTER TWELVE

The Benefits from Seeing and Hearing

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

The Entrustment of Men and Gods

GLOSSARY

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The Buddha told Empty Space Store Bodhisattva, “Listen attentively, listen attentively, I shall enumerate and describe them to you. If there are good men and women in the future who see Earth Store’s image, or who hear this sutra or read or recite it; who use incense, flowers, food and drink, clothing, or gems as offerings; or if they praise, behold, and worship him, they shall attain twenty-eight kinds of advantages:

They will be remembered and protected by gods and dragons.
Their good roots will increase daily.
They will accumulate superior causes of wisdom.
They will not retreat from Bodhi.
Their food and drink will be abundant.
Epidemics will not touch them.
They will not encounter disasters of fire and water.
They will not be trouble by thieves.
They will be respected by all who see them.
They will be aided by ghosts and spirits.
Women will be reborn as men.
If born as women they will be daughters of kings and ministers.
They will have upright and proper appearances.
They will often be born in the heavens.
They may be emperors or kings.
They will know their past lives.
They will attain whatever they seek.
Their families will be happy.
All disasters will be eradicated.
They will eternally be apart from the paths of karma.
They will always arrive at their destination.
At night their dreams will be peaceful and happy.
Their deceased relatives will leave suffering behind.
They will receive the blessings from their past lives.
They will be praised by the sages.
They will be intelligent and their roots will be keen.
They will have magnanimous, kind, and sympathetic hearts.
They will ultimately attain Buddhahood.

"If I do not go to the hell to help the suffering beings there, who else will go? ... if the hells are not empty I will not become a Buddha. Only when all living beings have been saved, will I attain Bodhi." -Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha

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