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The Gandavyūha-sūtra

(Please note that the translation (unless otherwise noted) we are using in this series is the text by Thomas Cleary) The Gathering THUS HAVE I HEARD. At one time the Blessed One was in Sravasti, in a magnificent pavilion in the garden of Anathapindada in the Jeta grove, together with five thousand enlightening beings, led by Samantabhadra, the universally good enlightening being, and Manjushri.  in Sravasti, in a magnificent pavilion in the garden of Anathapindada in the Jeta grove: Read more [...]

Seeds of Light

Twenty-five: Seeds of Light "Subhūti, what do you think? You should not claim that the Tathāgata thinks 'I will save sentient beings.' Subhūti, do not think such a thing. Why? There are in fact no sentient beings for the Tathāgata to save. If there were sentient beings for the Tathāgata to save, it would mean that the Tathāgata holds the notions of an ego-self, person, sentient being, and life span. Subhūti, when the Tathāgata says 'I,' there is actually no ' I.' Yet immature beings Read more [...]

Rare is True Faith

Six: Rare is True Faith Subhuti said to the Buddha: “Blessed One, will there always be those who will truly believe after having heard these teachings?” Buddha answered: “Subhuti, do not utter such words! At the end of the last five-hundred year period following the passing of the Tathagata, there will be self-controlled Bodhi-beings, rooted in merit and deep self-realization, who having heard these teachings through the dharma-ear will be inspired with profound belief. But you should Read more [...]
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