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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Bodhisattva Samantabhadra

The Universal Worthy-One Bodhisattva Samantabhadra 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! For the sake of both the assembled Bodhisattvas and all sentient beings entrapped in this degenerate age who practice the Great Vehicle, Read more [...]
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Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī

The Most Noble Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī forthwith 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. “O Most Highly Honored-One of unbounded Compassion! For the sake of this most august assembly, I humbly beseech thee to expound upon your profound teaching concerning the Read more [...]
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The Luminous Convocation

Thus have I heard as it was revealed. At onetime the Dharma-Lord entered the Deep-Samadhis of the Supreme Illumination of Undivided Spiritual Perfection. It is the One-Samadhi wherein all Tathagatas sublimely abide in splendid Luminosity. It is the Mind-ground of Primordial Enlightenment reserved for the spiritual advancement of sentient beings.   The Blessed-One’s psychophysical apparency went dark in motionless quiescence, during which the three-times exhibited no distinctions as his Read more [...]
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The Sutra of Primordial Enlightenment

After years of gathering dust on a table full of books, awaiting its birth as a series here one day, The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment was dusted-off and examined for possible entry this February. It was pleasantly satisfying to find a lot of insights that weren’t present before on previous goings-over and so the time was ripe for its exegesis to commence. This type of pattern has occurred for other series as well, it seems that when the time is ripe the Dharma-master will reveal a deeper-comprehension Read more [...]
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Karmic Liberation: The Great Synthesis

Tibetan, or more specifically, Vajrayana Buddhism, offers the great synthesis of all that has transpired in this series: Ritual prayer to lighten the burden of the Bardo; Dhyana-techniques to bring the effects of karma to their completion; Divine Union with the karma-family and Amoghasiddhi; the Yoga of the Thatness; Dogzchen rigpa and Samantabhadra's matrix. The Tibetan people developed a unique road-map of the effects of Dependent Origination, The Wheel of Existence: In this depiction, Read more [...]
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Karma’s Repository

The advent of Mahāyāna Buddhism that coincided with the beginning of the Christian-era gave birth to the most sublime innovations in Buddhist-thought that have not been surpassed even to this day. Colorful, dynamic and transcendent in scope, resplendent with rich metaphorical language founded in the rich soil of sūtra and śāstra laden literature, the Mahāyāna shaped a new and indefatigable-direction for the nature of the karma-effect. According to the Sarvāstivādin and Theravādin doctrine, Read more [...]
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