This is something I wrote on The Flower Adornment Scripture which is an ancient Chinese
Buddhist writing. This is on Book 1. There are 40 books and total of about 1600 pages!
Book One: The Wonderful Adornments of the Leaders of the World
THUS HAVE I HEARD. At one time in the land of Magic, in a state of purity,
at the site of enlightenment, having just realized true awareness, where
the ground was solid and firm, and made of diamond, adorned with
exquisite jewel disks and myriad precious flowers, with pure clear
crystals, the ocean of characteristics of the various colors appeared over
an infinite extent, and there were banners of precious stones, constantly
emitting shining light and producing beautiful sounds.
Nets of myriad gems and garlands of exquisitely scented flowers hung all
around. The finest jewels appeared spontaneously, raining inexhaustible
quantities of gems and beautiful flowers all over the World. There were
rows of jewel trees, their branches and foliage lustrous and luxuriant. By
Pure spiritual power were caused all the adornments of this enlightenment
site to be reflected therein.
So it is enlightenment that changes the 'ordinary' world into a paradise.
Western mystics have also described this phenomenon, e.g. Jacob
Boehme gazing at the grass and flowers in wonder. The purpose of the
Buddhist emphasis on 'detachment' from Samsara is to achieve purity of
consciousness (enlightenment), one of whose effects is exquisite
sensitivity to the beauty of all, without clinging to anything of a transient
nature. It becomes a magical show that flows past unimpeded by any
mental grasping arising from ego and desire. So Samsara is Nirvana, a
key assertion of the Mahayana.
However, the enlightened state may sometimes also produce visions,
perhaps containing some spiritual message. Furthermore, the enlightened
mind may spontaneously produce visions, as a kind of creative play,
without any message, not unlike some psychotropic drugs (which I do
NOT advocate). This may be similar to the creativity of the mind of the
Divine, which produces the universe out of consciousness. Perhaps
approaching the divine state in meditation induces the mind to emulate
some of the Divine's creative power. It is not a mistake to associate the
Buddha with a 'creative' divine power as found in other religions. Note the
reference to the Buddha's spiritual power. He will increasingly assume a
cosmic status, which, if anything, goes beyond the idea of a
mere 'external creator and ruler God sitting on his throne'.
The Divine is immanent in our very consciousness, at the very center of
consciousness, sustaining all of reality, which is nothing but Pure
Consciousness in creative mode ala ad infinitum.