A Treasury of Mahayana Sutras: Selections from the by Garma C.C. Chang
By Garma C.C. Chang
The Maharatnakuta Sutra is among the 5 significant sutra teams within the Mahayana canon. Of the 2 nice colleges of Buddhism, Mahayana has the best variety of adherents world wide -- it prevails one of the chinese language, eastern, Koreans, Tibetans, and Vietnamese -- and includes inside of it a few activities, significantly Zen, that have been of turning out to be curiosity within the West in contemporary many years.
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Furtherm ore, W o rld-H onored O ne, nirvana's very nature is such that it is not reborn in the good or miserable planes, n o r docs it expcricnce parinirvana. I perceive that the same is true o f m y ow n nature. ” T he B uddha replied, “T h at w hich has never com e into being is nirvana itself. ” T h e W o rld -H o n o red O n e told her, “I raised the question because there are in this assem bly good m en and good w o m e n w h o can be b ro u g h t to m aturity. I am free o f mental attachments.
NOTES 1. For explanations o f names, Sanskrit words, technical term s, and types o f beings, see •^Oisary. For n u m b ere d groups, see N u m erical Glossary. 2. A n ything in the universe can be regarded as a m iraculous feat. Here, besides the ;elding o f magical pow ers, the other tw o deeds o f the B uddha— adm onishing people and 22 O n M aya and M ir a c l e s teaching the D h a rm a — are also said to be miraculous abilities. These three deeds arc called the three kinds o f m iraculous feats o f the Buddha.
All o f which entered the top o f the Tathagata's head. ” Th e Buddha told Ananda, “ This good man will bccomc a Buddha, callcd Tathagata K ing o f Miraculous Feats, chc W orthy One. the Supremely Enlightened One. He will dwell in the Land o f Great Adornment after ninety-two thousand kalpas have passed, daring the Kalpa o f Skillful Reforming. “ The people o f his Buddha-land will be prosperous, peaceful, sccurc, rich, and happy. T h e land chcrc will be level, and as soft as cotton, with flowering trees and fruit trees grow ing in orderly rows.