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While the Avatamsaka filled the universe with things of imagination even to its minutest particle, the Prajna-paramita swept everything away from the universe which now becomes a vast Void indeed.
I thought I would treat the Sagathakam in a similar manner, by dividing the lankavataga portion into so many groups of verses, each of which is presumably concerned with one theme.
The Manas is a double-headed monster, the one face looks towards the Alaya and the other suzki the Vijnanas. If some one declares such reality as maintained by the Mahayana is too ethereal, too phantom-like, too unreal for our religious aspirations, the Lanka will immediately retort, “You are still on the plane of relativity.
Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra
I reread Sangharakshita’s chapter from lankavvatara book The Eternal Legacy to supplement. Where is the way of emancipation? On the contrary my teaching is based upon the recognition that the objective world, like a vision, is a manifestation of the mind itself; it teaches the cessation of ignorance, desire, deed and causality; it teaches the cessation of suffering that arises from the discrimination of the triple world.
Relativity-emptiness so called corresponds to the first of the seven Emptinesses, while the Mahayana Sunyata is Paramartha-aryajnana-mahasunyata, that is, the great void of noble wisdom which is the highest reality. While he may not have been the author of this most important treatise of Mahayana philosophy, there was surely a great Buddhist mind, who, inspired by the same spirit which pervades the Lankathe Avatamsakathe Parinirvanaetc. Do not discriminate nor be discriminated. The Buddhas together with the sons of the Buddha and the wise men, accepting the offerings, discoursed on sutrz Truth which is the state of consciousness realised in the inmost self.
The reason why the ‘Tathagatas’ who are Arhats and fully enlightened Ones teach the doctrine pointing to the tathagatagarbha which is a state of non-discrimination and image-less, is to make the ignorant cast aside their fear when they listen to teaching of egolessness. When this is impossible as is the case with the philosophers and ignorant masses, the Garbha is believed sometimes to be a creator karana and sometimes to be an ego-substance atman. They think that the dharmas headed by quality and substance are produced by causes—[these are the notions] to be abandoned.
No trivia or quizzes yet. And as this illogical-ness is practically possible, the Mahayana establishes the theory of Mind-only cittamatra. xuzuki
To save the world, to bring all his fellow-beings up to the same level of thought and feeling where he himself is, and not to rest, not to enter into Nirvana until this is accomplished, how infinitely long and how inexpressively arduous the task may be. This is an illusion, for things are imagined to exist really where in fact there are none.
The Alaya, according to the Lankahas two aspects: Uszuki seeing anything doing [in the world]—this is said to be seeing the Buddha. If not for him, suutra author could never have carried out his plans to the extent he has so far accomplished.
Reflecting on the Alaya and imagining it to be an ego, Manas clings to it as if it were reality and disposes of the reports of the six Vijnanas accordingly. This is a generally recognised classification in all the schools of Mahayana Buddhism. To Assist me in this way was indeed part of the object of his third visit to this side of the Pacific. Thou dost not vanish in Nirvana, nor is Nirvana abiding in thee; for it transcends the duality of knowing and known and of being and non-being.
Viewing the world as it is in itself lankavaatara wishing to enlighten the people in the world who are fallen into a wrong view of things in the past, present, and future, thou undertakest to ask lankavatqra the question.
The Alaya has been looking at itself in the Manas’ mirror. Therefore, discrimination and non-discrimination must be transcended.
The Lankavatara sutra [microform] ; a Mahayana text
With this in view, he is always inspiring the Bodhisattvas with his sovereign power prabhava and sustaining adhishthana them in their efforts to bring enlightenment in the whole triple world. Superficially, this denial of an Atman in persons and individual objects sounds negative and productive of no moral signification.
There is no doubt that the Lanka is closely connected in time as well as in lankavatar with The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana generally ascribed to Asvaghosha. The Yogacara is essentially psychological standing in contrast in this respect to the Madhyamaka school which is epistemological.
The Buddha leaves his transcendental abode. How can there be a duality of things to abandon—a duality that arises from falling into discrimination, from discriminating self-substance where there is none, from [the idea of] things created bhautika and uncreated, because the non-differentiating nature of the Alayavijnana is not recognised?
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Tim Phan-Nguyen rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Love and compassion is what essentially constitutes the self-nature of the All-knowing One sarvajna. Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers. The Other Way of Speaking. We are at the extreme end of existence opposed to that of the Buddha. And then there are sytra passages in lankavvatara Sagathakam which may be regarded as later additions.
To be cured of the disease, therefore, they must put an end to the continuous activities of this dualistic poisoning. But when it is not recognised that all things rise from the discrimination of the Mind itself, discrimination asserts itself.
This Ego is the Tathagata-garbha, Buddha-nature, which exists in every one of us, and is characterised with such virtues as permanency, bliss, freedom, and purity. Suzuki interprets as suggesting that additions were made to the text over time.
Lamkavatara Alaya is incessant because of its uninterrupted existence; it is manifested because of its activity being perceptible by the syzuki. Thus Ravana and others, wise sons of the Victorious One, 7 honoured by the Apsaras singing and dancing, reached the city.
It was the vow of Samantabhadra to release animals, plants, and even such inanimate existences as mountains, waters, earths, etc. Indeed, the Blessed One, surrounded and accompanied by an in-numerable host of Nagakanyas including Sakra and Brahma, came out of the palace of the King of Sea-serpents; and looking at the waves of the ocean and also at the mental agitations going on in those assembled, [he thought of] the ocean of the Alayavijnana where the evolving Vijnanas [like the waves] are stirred by the wind of objectivity.
The Gatha section called “Sagathakam” presents peculiar difficulties. This is the true meaning of Parinamana, that is, turning one’s merit over to others for their spiritual interest. Whence autra the son of the Buddha? The solution of these and some other possible questions is to be left to some future time when all the circumstances suzuk to the production of the Buddhist sutras Mahayana and Hinayana in various districts of India are ascertained.
It perceives things as they are, because going beyond the realm of being and non-being which belongs to discrimination, the principle of dichotomisation, it dives into the abyss where there are no shadows anabhasa. I am Mahamati, Blessed One, and am well versed in the Mahayana.