This is the Elucidation of the Intention Sutra, or the Sutra Unravelling the Thought (of The Third Turning of the Wheel: Wisdom of the Samdhinirmocana Sutra. 7 Aug and includes an explanation of the meaning of scripture (sutra), discipline Buddha: The Samdhinirmocana Sutra by John Powers (Berke-. 2 Feb The Samdhinirmochana Sutra (Skt. Saṃdhinirmocana sūtra; Tib. དགོངས་པ་ངེས་ འགྲེལ་, Wyl. dgongs pa nges ‘grel) is a famous mahayana.

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He says that he relied on five commentaries from the Tibetan cannon for his interpretations and, emanations of the text. The first of the eight conceptions samdhinirmocxna conception of own-being: Teachings, History and Practices, p.

There is also a large Chinese commentary by Woncheuka Korean student of Xuanzang which cites many sources with differing opinions and a Tibetan commentary attributed to Byang chub rdzu ‘phrul. The Bodhisattva Maitreya addressed the Buddha and said: This is a discouraging showing for one of the most important sutras in the East Asian Buddhist tradition, and one of the most concise and illuminating analyses of the human mind in all of world literature.

Therefore, you should know that ultimate truth transcends all objects of thought and deliberation. Powers, chapter 8, pg. One of the few things that makes me sad about the Dharma is the difficulty of making it accessible to large numbers of people.

Why is it so hard to convey the wonders of the Dharma to people who are unfamiliar with it? Concentration has three aspects: They are concordant with liberation and they comprehend objects that are not liberative. This cannot be the. suutra

Samdhinirmocana Sutra

The fifth is that they must cultivate good qualities without interruption. Though bilingual editions are always welcomed by scholars, one wonders if the added printing expenses really justify their use.


An excellent example of the reclusive nature of Dharma literature is the Wisdom of Buddhaa translation of the Samdhinirmocana Sutra by John Powers. L’explication des Mysteres, page samdhinimocana They enter after having reversed even conceptions of even cognition-only. And I explain it to others, revealing and analyzing it, defining and elucidating it.

No registered users and 13 guests. These are also of two types: Because the basis and the object of observation of the sense powers serve as supports they generate the view of true personhood and the pride of thinking ‘mine’; and because the view of true personhood and the pride of thinking ‘mine’ serve as supports one generates desire, anger, and delusion. It refers to a mental image of the object of meditation.

And which is the content of both together? The easy answer to this question is the Dharma is hard to understand; it cannot be fully appreciated unless it has been studied for more than a few years.

In a previous discussion of the basis-consciousness W comments: As soon as this image arises, the state of Neighbourhood or Access concentration upacara-samadhi is reached. What are the three aspects of objects? Therefore, those Bodhisattvas have entered into [understanding of] the thoroughly established character”.

Prior to the first bodhisattva stage these two types of afflictions accompany one another, but when one attains the path of seeing, the non-innate afflictions are completely destroyed.

The Samdhinirmocana Sutra is one of the Buddha’s core teachings on the nature consciousness. Which the content of vision? These are the sentient beings whose lineage has been activated, who are endowed with fortune, are suitable to be liberated from suffering forever, and are to be liberated by Bodhisattvas.

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Wisdom of Buddha: A Translation of the Samdhinirmocana Sutra, By John Powers

Views Read Edit View history. The object perceived at the very beginning of concentration is called the Preparatory image parikamma-nimitta. The still unsteady and unclear image, which arises when the mind has achieved a weak degree of concentration, is called Acquired image uggaha-nimitta. These are the methods for freeing those sentient beings whom Bodhisattvas instruct. The ultimate truth of which I speak is that which samdhinitmocana inwardly realized by sages, while the scope of thought and deliberation is what unenlightened people testify to among themselves.


In chapter six, for example, he provides us with a very smooth rendition of a paragraph that contains several difficult concepts: Cleary made a similar decision when he chose to call his version Buddhist Yoga. Generosity has three aspects: The first type 1 includes seeds that predispose a person to make differentiations regarding individual compounded phenomena. W “Even objects of observation of distracted minds are not separate from the mind, but childish beings’ minds are in error, and so they consider objects of observation as external objects”.

Wisdom of Buddha is a bilingual book; the translation and the original Tibetan text are presented on facing pages. The eight [type] is conception that is reversed form those two. I don’t know what the term is in chinese or tibetan, but it most certainly is used also in chinese texts about meditation, like Zhi-Yi’s Stopping and Seeing.

If you meditate on the Nine Cemetery contemplations, your object is a mental image of a rotting corpse, if you are meditating at home, that is.

His translation is a masterpiece. This page was last edited on 18 Octoberat