Ratnamegha Sutra

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Ratnamegha Sutra

Post by Nicholas » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:59 pm

Another seminal sutra that gives much detail about the Mahayana path of bodhisattvas. The translation can be read online or downloaded in pdf, e-pub or Kindle formats:

http://read.84000.co/translation/toh231.html
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- Buddha

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Re: Ratnamegha Sutra

Post by Nicholas » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:14 pm

“Blessed One, what does the term reality refer to?” asked the bodhisattva
Sarvanīvaraṇaviṣkambhin.
“Noble son,” replied the Blessed One, “the term reality refers to the true nature
of things.”
“Blessed One, what is meant by the term true nature?”
“The term true implies that there is no deception,” explained the Blessed One.
“Blessed One, what is understood by no deception?”
“It refers to suchness, suchness free from error, nothing but suchness,”
explained the Blessed One.
“Blessed One, what is meant by suchness?”
“Noble son,” explained the Blessed One, “this Dharma is to be recognized by
each person individually. It cannot be conveyed by means of words. Why is that?
Because this Dharma is beyond all words, beyond all statements, beyond the
entire domain of language, and beyond any verbal expression. [F.69.a] It is free
of all constructs, entirely beyond accepting and rejecting, beyond opening and
closing. Free of all logic, it is no object of analysis. Not within the purview of
logic, it is beyond the scope of logic. This Dharma has no marks. Free of marks, it
is beyond the sphere of marks. It is beyond the domain of the childish, the reach
of the māras, the domain of affliction, and the domain of consciousness. It is
neither a support nor is it supported. Peaceful, this is the domain of the noble
ones’ wisdom. It is known by oneself. It is stainless, unsullied, pure, sublime,
supreme, sacred, outstanding, everlasting, enduring, solid, and indestructible.
Thus, whether or not the thus-gone ones appear, this realm of phenomena is
indeed always there.
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- Buddha

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