GANDAVYUHA SUTRA PDF

Gandavyūha Sūtra, Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtra that forms the climax of a larger text, the Avataṃsaka Sūtra. The Avataṃsaka Sūtra was most likely composed in. The Gandavyuha sutra. -. ¯. ¯ is a Maha¯ya¯na text composed sometime in the first several centuries CE, which relates the tale of a young layman’s quest for. Gandavyuha Sutra: List of Teachers | Sudhana | Maitreya & Sudhana | Sutra of Golden Light The Gandavyuha, often referred to as an independent sutra, is the.

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Sudhana paid his respects to the night goddess Pure Light and took leave of her. Observing those on this continent who are poor, I take care of their mundane needs, and I satisfy them with spiritual enjoyments.

I vandavyuha them to stop all compulsive activity and to pursue the right course of action.

In another lifetimeten thousand eons before the presentshe was a beautiful, strong, outstanding girl. In that mansion were arranged an infinite number of seats, variously shaped like jewel lotuses in all different designs.

Sudhana offered verses of praise to the night goddesstandavyuha paid his respects to her and went on. He saw him sitting on a lion throne brilliant with diamonds, covered with luminous jewels and beautiful figures inlaid with jewels. Then Sagaramegha saw the Buddha extend his right hand and rub him on the head, revealing to him a teaching called Universal Eye. I teach them about one vehicle of emancipationand then I teach them about the oceans of all vehicles of emancipation.

There was a problem with your submission. The night goddess Joyful Eyes continued:. Then he said to Sudhana:.

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When I opened the door of the shrine of the buddha Sandalwood ThroneI attained an enlightening concentration called Manifestation of the Endless Lineage of the Buddhas. Having shown Sudhana the inconceivable scope of this enlightening liberationVidvan said gqndavyuha him:.

Sudhana gradually made his way south to the Dravidian sutrra of Vajrapura, looking for the language expert Megha. Sudhana went to this Sunlight Park and looked all around. He saw the aura of light of each of these buddhas pervading all universesand he saw the congregations gathered around each buddha. Sudhana stood before her and asked her to tell him how to learn and carry out the practice of the bodhisattvas.

But how can I know the practice of the bodhisattvaswho are unstained by any worldwhose way of life is free from attachment? Remembering the teaching of the earth goddess Gandafyuha and the enlightening liberation called Unassailable Refuge of KnowledgeSudhana went to the great city Kapilavastu. The King praised her, and then with his own hands gave her and her companions spriceless robes radiant with sparkling jewels.

Sign in with your eLibrary Card close. The appearance of that Buddha set in motion the wheel of the Teachingso that innumerable sentient beings in that worldaccording to their varying mentalities, perceived the Teaching by learning from the various forms and embodiments of the teaching skillfully projected by the Buddhas.

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Meditating on that magical liberation of bodhisattvasreflecting that all phenomena are equally illusorythinking about the magical character of pastpresentand futureSudhana continued on his journey. The night goddess Pure Light suyra. Part of a series on. Sudhana gradually made his way to the city called Lion Springing, looking gnadavyuha the girl Maitrayani. I know the maladies of all sentient beings and how to cure those maladies.

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He did this in order to clear and purify everyone’s mindsand show them the power of the wisdom of the bodhisattvas.

Gandavyuha Sutra

Commending Sudhana on his aspirationWorld-Observer said:. But how can I know the practices of the bodhisattvaswho have entered the oceans of states of perfection of wisdomwho have clarified the cosmic perspectivewho know where all teachings lead, who are a refuge for all beings?

From the sky various kinds of food and drink streamed down into his hand, and this Vidvan gave to the people gandavtuha to their various needs.

Sagaramegha commended Sudhana and told him that the will to reach enlightenment only develops in people who have planted roots of goodnessgandavyhua who seek the state of those who arrive at Reality. Having climbed the mountain, Sudhana looked around for the bodhisattva World-Observer.

The girl led her parents and relatives to that buddhaand made offerings to him.

He knew all their languages and all their different gandavyunaand he knew how to approach them at the appropriate time in the appropriate way to guide them to full development.

Then the earth goddess said to Sudhana: I establish people in kindnessin friendlinessin hospitality.