New translation: Samādhi­rāja­sūtra

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New translation: Samādhi­rāja­sūtra

Post by dzogchungpa » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:27 am

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Re: New translation: Samādhi­rāja­sūtra

Post by WuMing » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:27 pm

thank you for the hint.
“Wise ones reach enlightenment by putting into practice
The samadhi of dwelling in love,
Of dwelling in compassion, of acting with joy,
And with constant equanimity toward all existences.

ninth chapter, “The Patience of the Profound Dharma.”
今以佛眼觀之佛與眾生同住解脫之床。無此無彼無二平等。
Now, observing with the eye of the Buddha, both the Buddha and ordinary beings are in the same liberated state. There is neither this nor that: there is only non-duality and identity.
- 空海 Kūkai in Unjigi 吽字義 The Meaning of the Letter Hūṃ
- Kūkai on the Philosophy of Language by Takagi Shingen and Dreitlein Eijō
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Śrī Singha said to Padmasambhava:
Since buddhas and sentient beings are inseparable and the same, it is necessary to respect all sentient beings as being on the same level with the buddhas. Can you?
- translated by Malcolm N. Smith

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Re: New translation: Samādhi­rāja­sūtra

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:56 pm

For a pdf format, almost 600 pages, click on the download pdf button, one among 4 choices just above the Contents.
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Re: New translation: Samādhi­rāja­sūtra

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:30 am

There are 40 chapters & Roberts helpfully summarizes each one. Here are the first two:
Chapter 1: The Introduction

The Buddha Śākyamuni is on Vulture Peak Mountain outside Rājagrḥa
with a great gathering of bhiksụs and bodhisattvas. Candraprabha asks him
for instruction. The Buddha states that evenness of mind is the one quality
that will bring enlightenment and the attainment of the samādhi called the
revealed equality of the nature of all phenomena
, which is described as
having an array of qualities that covers all the various aspects of the path.
On hearing this, a multitude of beings attain various stages of realization;
the earth shakes, and a radiance illuminates the universe.

Chapter 2: Śālendrarāja

The Buddha tells Candraprabha in both prose and verse how in a past life
he was a cakravartin named Bhīsṃottara who for quintillions of eons
honored successive buddhas on Vulture Peak Mountain and received the
teaching of this sūtra from all of them. The last of those buddhas was
Śālendrarāja. The Buddha says that serving the buddhas in this way is
necessary for the attainment of buddhahood. He says that those who
uphold this sūtra in the future will be reborn in Sukhāvatī.
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Re: New translation: Samādhi­rāja­sūtra

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:03 pm

1.7 Young man, I am omniscient. I am all-seeing. I have attained
preeminence because of my strengths and fearlessness concerning all
Dharmas. I possess the unobscured wisdom of liberation.
Young man, there is nothing in the endless, infinite worlds that the
Tathāgata does not know, has not seen, has not heard, has not understood,
has not directly perceived, and about which he has not become completely
enlightened.
Buddha responds to Candraprabha's request to ask some questions.
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Re: New translation: Samādhi­rāja­sūtra

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:27 pm

1.20 The Bhagavān said to the youth Candraprabha, “Young man, a bodhisattva
mahāsattva will attain all those qualities and quickly attain the highest,
complete enlightenment of perfect buddhahood if he has one quality. What
is that one quality? Young man, it is a bodhisattva mahāsattva’s evenness of
mind toward all beings. He wishes to benefit them, has no anger, and has no
partiality. Young man, if a bodhisattva mahāsattva has that one quality
he will attain all those qualities and quickly attain the highest,
complete enlightenment of perfect buddhahood.
Glorious one, creator of all goodness, Mañjuśrī, his glorious eminence!
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Re: New translation: Samādhi­rāja­sūtra

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:30 pm

1.25
Young man, in that way the bodhisattva mahāsattva who has evenness of
mind toward all beings, wishes to benefit them, and has no anger or partiality
will attain the samādhi known as the revealed equality of the nature of all
phenomena.


1.26
Young man, what is the samādhi called the revealed equality of the
nature of all phenomena?

It is restraint of the body. It is restraint of the speech. It is restraint of
the mind. It is purity of action. It is the transcendence of the mind’s
perceptions...
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Re: New translation: Samādhi­rāja­sūtra

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:43 pm

Buddha continues giving vices to avoid & virtues to practice for another 25 or so verses, here are a few examples (without the notes):
1.27
...It is the transcendence of matter. It is the understanding of sounds. It is the
attainment of joy. It is experiencing the joy of the Dharma. It is sincerity.
It is tolerance. It is to be without deception.
1.28
It is to be without frowns. It is to be pleasant. It is to have good
conduct. It is to be friendly. It is to be gentle. It is having a smiling
face. It is being courteous. It is to be welcoming.
1.29
It is to be without laziness. It is having veneration for the guru. It is
respect for the guru. It is being content with occurrences. It is never being
satisfied with the good actions one has done. It is having a pure livelihood.
It is not forsaking the solitary life...
Glorious one, creator of all goodness, Mañjuśrī, his glorious eminence!
Manjushri-namasamgiti

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