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 true mind becomes glutted with false and random thoughts. Now, as you cultivate towards certification … Read moreSHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 08

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 as there are sand grains in the Ganges, there was a Buddha in the world … Read moreSHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 06

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 has for the sake of beings expounded the primary truth of the Tathagata with remarkable … Read moreSHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 04

SHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 02

Chapter Two When Ananda and the great assembly heard the Buddha’s instructions, they became peaceful and composed both in body and mind. They recollected that since time without beginning, they had strayed from their fundamental true mind by mistakenly taking the shadows of the differentiations of conditioned defilements to be real. Now on this day … Read moreSHURANGAMA SUTRA – chapter 02