Mahabheriharakaparivarta sutra

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White Lotus
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Mahabheriharakaparivarta sutra

Post by White Lotus » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:02 pm

Does anyone here know where i can get an English translation of the Great Drum Sutra. would much appreciate any help. i hear that it teaches that all mention of the unreal is the incomplete teaching.
rgds Tom.
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Re: Mahabheriharakaparivarta sutra

Post by Astus » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:55 pm

White Lotus wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Does anyone here know where i can get an English translation of the Great Drum Sutra.
Sūtra of the Great Dharma Drum
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Mahabheriharakaparivarta sutra

Post by White Lotus » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:18 am

thank you Astus, this is much appreciated. Tom. :anjali:
in any matters of importance. dont rely on me. i may not know what i am talking about. take what i say as mere speculation. i am not ordained. nor do i have a formal training. i do believe though that if i am wrong on any point. there are those on this site who i hope will quickly point out my mistakes.

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