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84000 Translations

Post by Nicholas » Thu May 21, 2020 12:49 am

Many major & minor sutras have been and are continually being translated at this site:

https://84000.co
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Re: 84000 Translations

Post by Nicholas » Thu May 21, 2020 2:03 am

All translated sutras can be read online or downloaded in pdf or other formats. Here is one of most valuable sutras that give teachings for bodhisattvas or aspirants toward that state - The Questions of Pūrna.

https://read.84000.co/translation/toh61.html
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Re: 84000 Translations

Post by Nicholas » Sat May 23, 2020 10:15 pm

"I will now teach you how bodhisattvas give rise to their intention and then accomplish the immeasurable qualities of a buddha.” The Blessed One then uttered these verses:

1.­23
“I will explain to you now
How bodhisattvas first give rise to the mind set on awakening,
And then practice on the path to awakening,
Through the power of their intensive diligence.
1.­24
“There are many kinds of good intentions
That bodhisattvas apply in their activity;
And those factors, which the buddhas have explained
In detail, I will briefly teach you.
1.­25
“The devotion to the Dharma to which they give rise
Through these extraordinary attitudes is immeasurable—it is infinite.
That they display their many kinds of activities
Is not brought about through one thing alone.
1.­26
“It is joy blossoming in their minds
That makes bodhisattvas perform acts of generosity,
And since they practice generosity without having regrets,
Their minds become more joyful.
1.­27
“Bodhisattvas think,
‘Since sentient beings are always impoverished,
They do not possess the wealth of erudition.
So I must pursue such wealth!
1.­28
“ ‘Sentient beings, though always impoverished,
Fall under the influence of laziness.
I must therefore develop my diligence
And reach the state of awakening!
1.­29
“ ‘With the thought that it is for the sake of sentient beings,
I shall cultivate patience.
Even if I am insulted or beaten,
I will not say anything in return.
May all seek, find and follow the Path of selflessness.

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