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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Therefore, you should know that ultimate truth transcends all objects of thought and deliberation.

Sandhinirmocana Sutra – Wikipedia

The second is that they must zealously cultivate the wondrous wisdoms accomplished through hearing, reflecting, and meditating in the ten practices concerning doctrine. Published by Shambala Publications, Inc. Cleary made a similar decision when he chose to call his version Buddhist Yoga.

Among these four which is the content of quietude? According to VJthe three types of dispositions are: In another way, they have a nature that is conceptual and analytical, With respect to the phrase, ‘give rise to three [types of] phenomena’: They enter after having reversed even conceptions of even cognition-only.

And I explain it to others, revealing samdhinimrocana analyzing it, defining and elucidating it. Avalokitesvara, for example, the fact sakdhinirmocana hungry ghosts, whose bodies are pained by thirst, perceive the watery ocean samdhinirrmocana dry is not the ocean’s failing. Those of us who are concerned about Dharma literature must ask ourselves why this is so. The first type 1 includes seeds that predispose a person to make differentiations regarding individual compounded phenomena.


Powers, note 25, chapter 9] Bodhisattvas’ ripening of beings: It is a fault resulting from those hungry ghosts’ own actions. B 1 “Worldly realms” Skt. There is a place for everything, including bilingual editions of Buddhist sutras.

L’explication des Mysteres, page There are two commentaries on this sutra attributed to Asanga, the Compendium of Ascertainments Viniscaya-samgrahani and the Commentary on the superior sutra samdhinirmocana Arya-samdhinirmocana-bhasya. Published inthis exquisite volume has sold a mere few thousand copies in four years.

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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 samdhlnirmocana the human mind in all of world literature.

If this were not so, if sentient beings’ own faults did not become obstacles, then beings could always engage in actions, and they would have inexhaustible resources; in which case how could any suffering appear in the world? Phrases like “the other-dependent character comes in contact with the predispositions for conventional designations that are the imputational character” are fine translations, but I suspect that most readers would appreciate hearing from Powers what that phrase means to him.

And why has the Dharma all but disappeared from India, while it has declined into empty ritual in much of China and Japan? This page was last edited on 18 Octoberat The third [type] is conception that apprehends wholeness: Motilal Banarsidasspp.

Powers chooses words well; difficult passages are almost always rendered into a very readable English that is at once both clear and precise. Ethics has three aspects: 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.


The eight [type] is conception that is reversed form those two.

Meaning of ‘Images’ in the Samdhinirmocana Sutra – Dharma Wheel

The first is that content accompanied by images for reflection, the second is that content not accompanied by images for reflection, the third is that content which extends to the limit of the phenomenal, and the fourth is that content which fulfills duty. Powers has a very good eye for sequence and context; his translation consistently makes the ideas presented in the text clear to anyone who is willing to spend the time studying it.

Copies of Buddhist sutras have been saved in libraries and computers all over the world. One of the few things that makes me sad about the Dharma is the difficulty of making it accessible to large numbers of people.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And perhaps this is part of the reason that this magnificent sutra has found such a small audience in English.