Golden Light Sutra

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Golden Light Sutra

Post by Will » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:13 pm

Noticed that this sutra, translated by Emmerick, was published by PTS, so there must be value for all Buddhists, not just Mahayana:

https://fpmt.org/wp-content/uploads/tea ... 07lttr.pdf
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- AN 10.1

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Re: Golden Light Sutra

Post by Will » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:13 pm

The past life event of our Buddha giving his body to be eaten by a starving tigress is in chapter 18. Here is how that chapter ends:
I, the Tathagata Shakyamuni was formerly Mahasattva, Son of King Maharatha who made the tigress well.

Shuddho-dana, the great king was the king called Maharatha, and Queen Maya was the sublime queen. Mahapranada became Maitreya. Likewise, Prince Mahadeva was the youthful Manjushri. The tigress was Mahaprajapati; the five bhikshus were her five cubs.

When Mahasattva gave the tigress his body, he made this altruistic wish: “By the merit of completely giving my body, may I, in future times for eons utterly beyond thought, perform the deeds of buddhas for sentient beings.”
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- AN 10.1

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Re: Golden Light Sutra

Post by chownah » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:05 am

Will wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Noticed that this sutra, translated by Emmerick, was published by PTS, so there must be value for all Buddhists, not just Mahayana:

https://fpmt.org/wp-content/uploads/tea ... 07lttr.pdf
I think that your comment would be comical for its naivity if it were not for the fact that it might actually convince some people of its veracity.
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Re: Golden Light Sutra

Post by Will » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:20 pm

chownah wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:05 am
Will wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Noticed that this sutra, translated by Emmerick, was published by PTS, so there must be value for all Buddhists, not just Mahayana:

https://fpmt.org/wp-content/uploads/tea ... 07lttr.pdf
I think that your comment would be comical for its naivity if it were not for the fact that it might actually convince some people of its veracity.
chownah
Brevity may be the soul of wit, but in your case it is properly Buddhistic, that is - 'soulless'. It is also opaque.

Never mind the crack about naiveté, which I suppose your lousy spelling was trying to say. What in my sentence lacks veracity? Have you read that PTS version?
Wholesome virtuous behavior progressively leads to the foremost. -- AN 10.1

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Re: Golden Light Sutra

Post by chownah » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:16 am

The word I misspelled was "naivety"....here is the definition which I think is more on topic than my spelling error.

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/naivety
Definition of naivety - lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement. ‘The account has a particular directness, a delightful naivety, and an enormous sense of authenticity.’

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictio ... sh/naivety
naivety definition: trust based on not having much experience

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/naivety
11/17/2017 · Alternative spelling of naïveté

etc.
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