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7 The Goddess, cont’d Sariputra: Goddess, what prevents you from transforming yourself out of your female state? Goddess: Although I have sought my “female state” for these twelve years, I have not yet found it. Reverend Sariputra, if a magician … Continue reading

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The House that Vimalakirti Built

7 The Goddess, Cont’d Thereupon, a certain goddess who lived in that house, having heard this teaching of the Dharma of the great heroic bodhisattvas, and being delighted, pleased, and overjoyed, manifested herself in a material body and showered the … Continue reading

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As Tears Go By

7.The Goddess Thereupon, Manjusri, the crown prince, addressed the Licchavi Vimalakirti:”Good sir, how should a bodhisattva regard all living beings?” Vimalakirti replied, “Manjusri, a bodhisattva should regard all livings beings as a wise man regards the reflection of the moon … Continue reading

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Take the Blue pill…or the Red pill

6. The Inconceivable Liberation, cont’d Then, the Licchavi Vimalakirti said to the crown prince, Manjusri, “Manjusri, you have already been in innumerable hundreds of thousands of buddha-fields throughout the universes of the ten directions. In which buddha-field did you see … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek

6. The Inconceivable Liberation Thereupon, the venerable Sariputra had this thought: “There is not even a single chair in this house. Where are these disciples and bodhisattvas going to sit?” The Licchavi Vimalakirti read the thought of the venerable Sariputra … Continue reading

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Physician, heal thyself

5. The Consolation of the Invalid, cont’d “The sick bodhisattva should recognize that sensation is ultimately nonsensation, but he should not realize the cessation of sensation. Although both pleasure and pain are abandoned when the buddha-qualities are fully accomplished, there … Continue reading

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The Void is devoid of Void

5. The Consolation of the Invalid, cont’d Manjusri: Householder, why is your house empty? Why have you no servants? Vimalakirti: Manjusri, all buddha-fields are also empty. Manjusri: What makes them empty? Vimalakirti: They are empty because of emptiness. Manjusri: What … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

5. The Consolation of the Invalid Then, the Buddha said to the crown prince, Manjusri, “Manjusri, go to the Licchavi Vimalakirti to inquire about his illness.” Manjusri replied, “Lord, it is difficult to attend upon the Licchavi Vimalakirti. He is … Continue reading

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Spiritual Charity

4. The Reluctance of the Bodhisattvas, cont’d The Buddha then said to the merchant’s son, Sudatta, “Noble son, go to the Licchavi Vimalakirti to inquire about his illness.” Sudatta replied, “Lord, I am indeed reluctant to go to that good … Continue reading

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Hope you guess my name

4. The Reluctance of the Bodhisattvas, cont’d The Buddha then said to the bodhisattva Jagatimdhara, “Jagatimdhara, go to the Licchavi Vimalakirti to inquire about his illness.” Jagatimdhara replied, “My Lord, I am indeed reluctant to go to that good man … Continue reading

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