Bodhisattva Boundless in Virtue and Goodness

Lastly, the Bodhisattva Boundless in Virtue and Goodness arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with hands clasped in a manner depicting sublime devotion, invoked the Blessed One. “World-Honored One of Infinite Compassion! You have most magnificently revealed for us and all sentient beings in the degenerate age about the nature of this inconceivable Read more [...]
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Bodhisattva of Unexcelled Enlightenment

This chapter, which elaborates on the ritual practice appropriate for those of lesser spiritual faculties as well as Tsung Mi’s own “meditation retreat” based on this eleventh chapter, was given a nice treatment in the opening blog of this series. The Bodhisattva of Unexcelled Enlightenment arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with Read more [...]
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Bodhisattva of Universal Enlightenment

Then the Bodhisattva of Universal Enlightenment arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with hands clasped in a manner depicting sublime devotion, invoked the Blessed One. “Most Compassionate World Honored One! You have clearly revealed the nature of the many pitfalls that can befall one in meditation, thus allowing Bodhisattvas to discern Read more [...]
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Bodhisattva Cleansed of All Karmic Obstructions

The Bodhisattva Cleansed of All Karmic Obstructions arose from his seat in the midst of the assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with hands clasped in a manner depicting sublime devotion, invoked the Blessed One. “World Honored One of Great Compassion! You have expounded to us at considerable length concerning the practices of the Mind-ground of all Tathagatas, thus empowering Read more [...]
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Bodhisattva of Thorough Discernment

The Bodhisattva of Thorough Discernment arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with hands clasped in a manner depicting sublime devotion, invoked the Blessed One. “World Honored One of Infinite Compassion, your guidance concerning these rare Dharma-techniques is wondrous indeed!" “World Honored One, for all the Bodhisattvas engaged in Read more [...]
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Bodhisattva of Marvelous Ease in Majestic Virtue

Then the Bodhisattva of Marvelous Ease in Majestic Virtue arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with hands clasped in a manner depicting sublime devotion, invoked the Blessed One. “Blessed Honored One of Infinite Compassion! For the sake of this assembly you have finely articulated and clarified the sundry ways of being in accordance with Read more [...]
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Bodhisattva of Pure Wisdom

The Bodhisattva of Pure Wisdom arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with hands clasped in a manner depicting sublime devotion, invoked the Blessed One. “Most compassionately World-Honored One! You have benevolently expounded to the assembly the nature of inconceivable things which we have never heard nor spoken of before. Due to your superb Read more [...]
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Bodhisattva Maitreya

The Benevolent Bodhisattva Maitreya arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with hands clasped in a manner depicting sublime devotion, invoked the Blessed One. “Most Highly Compassionate One! You have graciously swung-wide the Dharma-door of the secret treasury for Bodhisattvas and have empowered this great assembly to profoundly awaken from Read more [...]
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Bodhisattva Vajragarbha

Jaroslav Poncar The Adamantine Bodhisattva Vajragarbha arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with hands clasped in a manner depicting sublime devotion, invoked the Blessed One. “Most Honorable Compassionate One! You have superbly expounded upon the wonderful dhāraṇī of the Tathagata’s Pure Mind of Primordial Enlightenment, the dharma-practice Read more [...]
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Bodhisattva of Universal Vision

Then the Bodhisattva of Universal Vision arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with hands clasped in a manner depicting sublime devotion, invoked the Blessed One. “World Honored One, I humbly beseech thee on behalf of all Bodhisattvas in this sacred assembly and all sentient beings stricken by the degenerate age to please reveal the gradual Read more [...]
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