They (bodhisattva mahasattvas) may appear as embodiments of Buddha,

Sitting at peace in infinite lands,

Or they may be cultivating the non-regressive path,

Accumulating means of enlightenment.

They penetrate countless ages

And reach the other shore of them all,

Infinite ages a single moment of thought,

A single moment of thought, infinite ages.

All ages are not ages,

But they show them as ages to the world;

There is no advent and no accumulation,

Yet they accomplish the tasks of the ages.

In a single atom

They see all Buddhas

In all places everywhere,

There is nowhere there is no Buddha.

Lands, beings, phenomenon—

They see them all, in order,

Through incalculable ages,

Ultimately inexhaustible.

Avatamsaka Sutra - Flower Ornament Scripture - 1121

Note on the image: The Bodhisattva Mahasattva Akashagarbha from the Japanese tradition, modern. By Seykangnanpou.