Category Archives: Entry into the Dharmadhātu

Dispassionate Liberation

Sinhavijurmbhita The introduction to the nun, Sinhavijurmbhita, provides a lengthy description of her city, Sunlight Park. Breaking it down… He saw Sunlight Park adorned with hundreds of thousands of towers arrayed with inconceivable, innumerable jewels, beautiful as the castle of … Continue reading

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An Ancient Mariner

Vaira Vaira is a mariner who ferries sentient beings across the mundane whirls of the samsaric-sea into the Nirvanic Ocean of Omniscience: “I live in this coastal metropolis of Kutagara, purifying enlightening practice characterized by great compassion. Observing those on … Continue reading

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Here, There, and Everywhere

Sarvagamin Our next spiritual benefactors bear similar traits from previous ones. The mendicant Sarvagamin leads others to omniscient knowledge and a “magical liberation” in similar tone to King Anala, although he bears one additional salient feature: I am established in … Continue reading

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Equanimeous Benevolence

Mahaprabha Like most of the spiritual benefactors we have encountered in this series, King Mahaprabha lives in a celestial-city magnificent to behold. However, the point of these settings is not to become wholly immersed and enamored of them, but to … Continue reading

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Hallowed Perfume and the Noble Executioner

Samantanetra The kind readers of this series hopefully have grasped the dynamic significance of Sudhana’s quest for ‘supreme perfect enlightenment’ amidst the vast array of noble spiritual benefactors. After each visitation he grows exponentially in Noble Wisdom. Let us observe … Continue reading

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The Treasury of Mind

Vidvan While searching for his next Spiritual Benefactor, Sudhana takes account of its full meaning: Looking for Vidvan, his whole being perfumed by the sight of spiritual benefactors, finding strength in spiritual benefactors, relying on spiritual benefactors, striving to follow … Continue reading

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Numerations

Indriyeshvara This next particular kalyānamitra is another example of the agelessness behind transcendent beings who carry the imageless mark of bodhikaya. Sudhana makes his way “to the city of Sumukha in the land of Shramanamandala, looking for the boy Indriyeshvara.” … Continue reading

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Facing in all Directions

Maitrayani Sudhana gradually made his way to the city Simhavijurmbhita, looking for the girl Maitrayani. Maitrayani is the princess daughter of King Simhaketu (also known as Lion Banner). He was told, “The girl Maitrayani, daughter of the rajah Simhaketu, with … Continue reading

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Invincible Ascetics

Bhishmottaranirghosha At that time Bhishmottaranirghosha was sojourning in a retreat, a pleasant place with countless diverse trees and plants, shaded by the leaves of various trees, with flowering trees perpetually blooming in various colors and fruit trees perpetually bearing, the … Continue reading

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Sorrowless Well-Being

Asha Sudhana enters a glorious-sparkling Park known as Samantavyuha (arrangement of the Totality): He saw the park surrounded by fences made of all kinds of jewels, in the midst of rows of all kinds of jewel trees, adorned throughout with … Continue reading

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