This is the Elucidation of the Intention Sutra, or the Sutra Unravelling the Thought (of The Third Turning of the Wheel: Wisdom of the Samdhinirmocana Sutra. 7 Aug and includes an explanation of the meaning of scripture (sutra), discipline Buddha: The Samdhinirmocana Sutra by John Powers (Berke-. 2 Feb The Samdhinirmochana Sutra (Skt. Saṃdhinirmocana sūtra; Tib. དགོངས་པ་ངེས་ འགྲེལ་, Wyl. dgongs pa nges ‘grel) is a famous mahayana.

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Author Post time Subject Direction: In full clarity, it will appear in the mind by successful practice of certain concentration exercises and will then appear as vividly sktra if seen by the eye.

Sandhinirmocana Sutra

Who better to interpret at least parts of it than the translator himself? Concentration has three aspects: Author Post time Subject Direction: Part of samdninirmocana series on. How to they enter into [understanding of] the thoroughly established character? Powers, samdhinirmovana 8, pg. For example, if you mediate on the five elements your object is a mental image of earth, water, etc B 1 “Worldly realms” Skt. Why is it so hard to convey the wonders of the Dharma to people who are unfamiliar with it?

I wonder if he would not agree that Wisdom of Buddha might benefit by having more of his own commentary added to it?

According to another explanation, one abandons the first type during the first two periods of incalculable aeons, abandons the second type during the second period of incalculable aeons, and abandons the third type after having entered the Tathagata stage. I’ve checked both a translation of the Chinese version and the Tibetan version and they both use the term image.

Is it not true that more people would benefit from the wisdom of this sutra if it sutrz presented in a way that was easier for readers to understand? They are sutrz concordant with liberation and they comprehend objects that are not liberative”. As Buddhism continues to enter the West, we need as many translations of the great sutras as we can get.


The mind expands “due to the infusion of predispositions by those operating consciousnesses”. Powers chooses words well; difficult passages are almost always rendered into a very readable English that is at once both clear and precise.

Samdhinirmocana Sutra

Cleary made a similar decision when he chose to call his version Buddhist Yoga. The Bodhisattva Maitreya addressed the Buddha and said: Wisdom of Buddha is a bilingual book; the translation and the sqmdhinirmocana Tibetan text are presented on facing pages.

And I explain it to others, revealing and analyzing it, defining and elucidating it. The single content of vision is accompanied by samdhnirmocana image for reflection. All posts 1 day 7 days 2 weeks 1 month 3 months 6 months 1 year Sort by: Phrases like “the other-dependent character comes in contact with the predispositions for conventional designations that are the imputational character” sjtra fine translations, but I suspect that most readers would appreciate hearing from Powers what that phrase means to him.

The first type 1 includes seeds that predispose a person to make differentiations regarding individual compounded phenomena.

Samdhinirmocana Sutra – Xuanfa Institute

The second type 2 includes seeds that predispose one to incorrectly conceive ‘I’ and ‘mine’. Powers has shown that he recognizes the importance of making the Samdhinirmocana Sutra accessible to a wider audience by changing its name to Wisdom of Buddha. Szmdhinirmocana that are like something existing in subcutaneous skin are abandoned on the eight stage. In a previous discussion of the basis-consciousness W comments: Those who want to read both languages together can do so easily enough by providing themselves with their own Tibetan copies of the text.

These are the sixty-four activated and inactivated lineages Skt. This first one is from page 9 of Cleary’s, where a Bodhisattva muses: B “Errant tendencies that are like something on the outer later of the skin are abandoned on the first [Bodhisattva] stage.

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It is my hope that there will be more to come. In his introduction, Powers says that the Wisdom of Buddha “is intended as a basis for meditative practice,” and “a guide to training for enlightenment” He also says that “careful and sustained study” are necessary to “reveal the full depth and scope of this profound work.

No registered users and 13 guests. Increase takes place “at the time of the arising of the operating consciousness”. The seventh [type] is conception of the unpleasant. By this reasoning, Bodhisattvas should infer that all cognitions are cognition-only”. There is also a large Chinese commentary by Woncheuka Korean student of Xuanzang which cites many sources with differing opinions and a Tibetan commentary attributed to Byang chub rdzu ‘phrul. The sixth [type] is conception of the pleasant.

Patience has three aspects: Through entering into [understanding of] cognition-only, they enter into [understanding of] the other-dependent character. If the title of a sutra can be changed, perhaps some of the traditional assumptions that we have about translations of them should also be reconsidered. The last three respectively produce desire, hatred, and delusion.

Afflictions arisen from imputations are “afflictions that are objects to be abandoned by [a path of] seeing”.

Sandhinirmocana Sutra – Wikipedia

Chapter seven outlines a theory of textual interpretation in light of the Buddha’s various teachings, and chapter eight and nine discusses the path to enlightenment and meditation. Motilal Banarsidasspp. Powers, noteschapter 9] On afflictions and tendencies: However, because childish beings with distorted understanding do not recognise these images as cognition-only, just as they are in reality, they misconstrue them”.

It also was translated into Tibetan.