Shurangama sutra

SHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 10 – end

Chapter Ten "Ananda, when the good person who is cultivating Samadhi has put an end to the thinking skandha, he is ordinarily free of dreaming and idle thinking, so he stays the same whether in wakefulness or in sleep. His...

SHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 09

Chapter Nine "Ananda, all those in the world who cultivate their hearts but do not avail themselves of Dhyana and so have no wisdom, can only control their bodies so as to not engage in sexual desire. Whether walking or...

SHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 08

Chapter Eight "Ananda, each of these categories of beings is replete with all twelve kinds of upside-down states, just as pressing on one's eye produces a variety of flower-like images. With the inversion of wonderful perfection, pure understanding of the...

SHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 07

Chapter 7 “Ananda, you asked about collecting one’s thoughts; I have now begun to explain the wonderful method of cultivation for entrance into Samadhi in order to seek the Bodhisattva Way. First one must be as pure as glistening frost...

SHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 06

Chapter Six (Avalokitesvara's Dharma-Gate -- Enlightened through the gateway of ear:) Then Avalokitesvara(Contemplator of the World's Sounds) Bodhisattva arose from his seat, bowed at the Buddha's feet, and said to the Buddha: "Bhagavan, I remember when, as many eons ago...

SHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 05

Chapter Five Ananda said to the Buddha, "Bhagavan, although Tathagata has explained this second absolute, as I now regard someone who wants to untie a knot, if he cannot find its center, he will never get the knot undone. Bhagavan,...

SHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 04

Chapter Four Then Purnamaitreyaniputra arose from his seat in the midst of the great assembly, uncovered his right shoulder, knelt on his right knee, put his palms together respectfully, and said to the Buddha, "The most virtuous and awe-inspiring Bhagavan...

SHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 03

Chapter Three "Furthermore, Ananda, why do I say that the six entrances are basically the wonderful nature of True Suchness, the Treasury of the Tathagata? Ananda, although the eyes' staring causes fatigue, both the eye and the fatigue originate in...