Category Archives: Anūnatvāpūrṇatvanirdeśaparivarta

Darkness at Noon

“If, Śāriputra, there are bhikṣus or bhikṣuṇīs, upāsakas or upāsikās, who entertain one or the other view, the buddhas and tathāgatas are not their teachers, and such people are not my disciples. Even those who claim to be monks and scribes … Continue reading

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The Embryo of the Tathāgatas

“Once again, Śāriputra, as I expounded earlier, within the realm of beings too there are three types of natures. All are true thusness, not distinct and not [mutually] separate. What are the three natures? 1. The nature that is the … Continue reading

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The Tathāgata’s Dharma-body

“As I have expounded, Śāriputra, the meaning of the dharma-body is inseparable from, indivisible from, not cut-off from, not different from the inconceivable qualities definitive of a buddha, greater in number than the sands of the Ganges, [namely,] the merits and insight of … Continue reading

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The Quintessence of Being

“These two views, Śāriputra, are nothing other than the teaching of fundamental great calamity brought about by extreme evil. On the basis of these two views, Śāriputra, [beings] give rise to all views. All these views and those two views … Continue reading

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The Desecration of Nirvana

“Once again, Śāriputra, on the basis of the view that there is decrease, these beings further entertain three types of views. These three types of views and that view that there is decrease are inseparable, like [the threads of] a … Continue reading

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Absence of Malice

The Anūnatvāpūrṇatvanirdeśaparivarta The Scripture on the Absence of Increase and the Absence of Decrease [in the Realm of Beings]. Thus I heard: At one time the Bhagavat was dwelling in Rājagr̥ha on Mount Gr̥dhrakūṭa, together with a large assembly of one … Continue reading

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Anūnatvāpūrṇatvanirdeśaparivarta

Birth of a Supernova by Laisk Serg The Anūnatvāpūrṇatvanirdeśaparivarta is one of the Tathāgatagarbha Scriptures; a short Mahayana Sūtra that is extant only in a Chinese translation. Its value is worth its weight in dragon pearls as even the great … Continue reading

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