The Ākāśagarbha Sūtra

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The Ākāśagarbha Sūtra

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:17 pm

Now available at the 84,000 site - no PDF yet: http://read.84000.co/#!ReadingRoom/UT22084-066-018/0
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Re: The Ākāśagarbha Sūtra

Post by kirtu » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:35 pm

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu!

:namaste:

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: The Ākāśagarbha Sūtra

Post by odysseus » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:30 am

This is nice.

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Re: The Ākāśagarbha Sūtra

Post by Heterodox Garden » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:31 am

I have been waiting many, many years for somebody more skillful than me to make an English translation of this!!!

I can't thank you enough!!!

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Re: The Ākāśagarbha Sūtra

Post by pueraeternus » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:26 pm

Thanks Will.
If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true of false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced.

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Re: The Ākāśagarbha Sūtra

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:38 pm

Heterodox Garden wrote:I have been waiting many, many years for somebody more skillful than me to make an English translation of this!!!

I can't thank you enough!!!

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Your Gimello link is a great article :bow: Also the source - the Taiwan site - seems to have many English papers of interest.
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Re: The Ākāśagarbha Sūtra

Post by kirtu » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:26 am

We should organize a sutra reading of the Ākāśagarbha Sūtra.

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Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: The Ākāśagarbha Sūtra

Post by dzogchungpa » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:08 am

Speaking of Ākāśagarbha and the 84000 project:
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If you focus on an object, you are not meditating. - Dudjom Rinpoche

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Re: The Ākāśagarbha Sūtra

Post by WuMing » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:59 pm

Now the Sutra is available for download: The Ākāśagarbha Sūtra

Many thanks to the 84000 project! :bow: :bow: :bow:
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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