Ratnamegha Sutra

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Ratnamegha Sutra

Post by Will » Thu May 09, 2019 4:58 pm

Translated from the Tibetan as Jewel Cloud, it is said to be the first sutra translated in Tibet. Many of the foundational Dhamma teachings are found in it, because Mahayana tradition accepts & practices them.

For example:
592 - Noble son, bodhisattvas endowed with ten qualities have received
abundant teaching. What are those ten? They are proper understanding that cyclic
existence blazes with the fires of desire; proper understanding that cyclic
existence blazes with the fires of anger; proper understanding that cyclic
existence is a raging fire of dullness; proper understanding that ‘all conditioned
things are impermanent’; proper understanding that ‘all formations are painful’;
proper understanding that ‘the world is empty’; [F.105.a] proper understanding
that ‘all phenomena are devoid of self’; proper understanding that ‘the world is
infatuated with constructs’; proper understanding that ‘all phenomena arise
from conditions’; and proper understanding that ‘passing beyond suffering is
peace.’ Moreover, all these points are comprehended through hearing,
contemplating, and training in the teachings. They are not understood merely
through words being spoken. Having understood this, they bring forth a
steadfast attitude of compassion and diligently strive and endeavor for the sake
of sentient beings. Noble son, bodhisattvas who possess ten such qualities have
received abundant teaching.
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- AN 10.1

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Re: Ratnamegha Sutra

Post by Will » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:16 pm

This site has PDF, epub etc. versions to download or it can be read online:

http://read.84000.co/translation/toh231.html
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- AN 10.1

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