The body of the Tathagatha
Posted in the Buddhism Forum
#1 Apr 23, 2013
"Friends, the body of a Tathágata is the body of Dharma, born of gnosis. The body of a Tathágata is born of the stores of merit and wisdom. It is born of morality, of meditation, of wisdom, of the liberations, and of the knowledge and vision of liberation. It is born of love, compassion, joy, and impartiality. It is born of charity, discipline, and self-control. It is born of the path of ten virtues. It is born of patience and gentleness. It is born of the roots of virtue planted by solid efforts. It is born of the concentrations, the liberations, the meditations, and the absorptions. It is born of learning, wisdom, and liberative technique. It is born of the thirty-seven aids to enlightenment. It is born of mental quiescence and transcendental analysis. It is born of the ten powers, the four fearless-nesses, and the eighteen special qualities. It is born of all the transcendences. It is born from sciences and super-knowledges. It is born of the abandonment of all evil qualities, and of the collection of all good qualities. It is born of truth. It is born of reality. It is born of conscious awareness.
"Friends, the body of a Tathágata is born of innumerable good works. Toward such a body you should turn your aspirations, and, in order to eliminate the sicknesses of the passions of all living beings, you should conceive the spirit of unexcelled, perfect enlightenment."
From Vimalakirti Sutra
#2 Apr 24, 2013
I have heard this said: "Sublime is abiding in love," and the Lord is proof of this because he is seen to abide in love.
#3 Apr 24, 2013
Lord, there is nothing comparable to your bodily form and glory. I bow to you, the Lord of the world, matchless and incomparable.
Your bodily form and knowledge are unimaginable. Your Buddha nature does not perish; so it is right to take refuge in you, the sage.
With matchless skill you have overcome the faults of body and mind. I bow to you, King of the Doctrine, who have acquired the stage without loss.
You are the Lord with knowledge body, who has comprehended all the knowable. I bow to you who have attained the ultimate of all the Buddha natures.
Homage to you, the infinite. Homage to you, beyond comparison. Homage to you, whose nature is matchless. Homage to you, whose form is limitless.
May the Lord now protect me and quicken the seed of enlightenment. May the sage benefit me in this and subsequent lives.
From Queen Srimala's Lion's Roar Sutra
#4 Apr 24, 2013
Queen Srimala's Lions Roar:
the Tathagata does not dwell within the limits of time; the Tathagata-Arhat-Samyaksambuddh as dwell at the uttermost limit.
The Tathagatas do not have a time limit for their compassion or for their pledge to heal the world.
When people exclaim,'Ah, for the world's benefit he has compassion without temporal limit, has the pledge without temporal limit,'
they refer to the Tathagata himself!
When people exclaim,'Ah, for the world's benefit he is the Refuge with imperishable nature, permanent nature, steadfast nature,'
they refer to the Tathagata himself!
#5 Apr 24, 2013
When sentient beings have faith in the Tathagata and those sentient beings conceive [him] with permanence, pleasure, self, and purity, they do not go astray.
Those sentient beings have the right view.
Because the Dharmakaya of the Tathagata has the perfection of permanence, the perfection of pleasure, the perfection of self, the perfection of purity.
Whatever sentient beings see the Dharmakaya of the Tathagata that way, see correctly.
Whoever see correctly are called the sons of the Lord born from his heart, born from his mouth, born from the Dharma, who behave as manifestation of Dharma and as heirs of Dharma.
#6 May 4, 2013
In the Suvarna Prabhash Sutram, Chapter 14
Praised when seen, buddhas
Bring success in all places.
Grain and signs of excellent fortune
Are magical creations of buddhas.
sarvatra saṁsiddhikara 745; praśastaṁ buddhaśāsana m |
dhanyamaṅgalasampann aṁ saṁgrāme ca jayāvaham || 19 ||
The whole of this Jambudvipa
Will resonate with his fame.
His enemies will be utterly routed;
His foes will be vanquished in full.
jambudvīpamida 745; sarvaṁ yaśasā pūrayiṣyati |
sarve ca ripavastasya nirjitā bhonti sarvathā || 20 ||
He will abstain entirely from evil acts.
Completely victorious in battle,
He will be utterly without enemy
And filled with supreme joy.
nihataśatruḥ ; sadā bhoti sarvapāpavivarjita ḥ |
sadā vijitasaṁgrā ;maḥ śriyā sa ca pramodati || 21 ||
#7 May 4, 2013
Flower Adornment Sutra
If there is one who is respectful of the Buddha,
And mindful to repay the Buddhas kindness,
That one will never be apart
From dwelling with all Buddhas.
How could a person with wisdom
Having seen or heard the Buddha,
Not cultivate pure vows
And walk the Buddhas path?
#8 May 6, 2013
Aṅgulimâla replied to the Bhagavat, "Who are the novices in the world ? Who are the fully ordained ? Who are the true ascetics in the world ? Who are the worthy recipients of alms in the world ?"
The Bhagavat remained silent with answering and so Aṅgulimâla then said to the Bhagavat,
"Bhagavat, the two other refuges of expedience were established for those people in the world who do not take refuge in the single, ultimate refuge. Those two are refuges for people in the world, so are those from novices to the fully ordained, who are not yet truly pure, ascetics ?
How can those who do not know the single refuge engage in refuge ! If those who do not go to the Bhagavat for refuge are not refined in taking refuge from the start, how can they be ascetics ? If they do not go for refuge and are not truly pure, how can they become worthy recipients of alms ! Those who do not know the difference between the ultimate refuge and the refuge of expedience are unskilled novices in the world."
#9 May 7, 2013
the sole refuge,
for the Tathâgata is the ultimate refuge.
The Dharma and the Buddha are one thing,
the Tathâgata is the dharma-kâya;
the Saṅgha is the Tathâgata's name,
the Saṅgha itself is the Tathâgata.
The Dharma and the Saṅgha are refuges of expedience,
the Tathâgata is the ultimate refuge of non-expedience;
the Tathâgata is the refuge of those without a refuge,
for that reason I take refuge in the Tathâgata...
Likewise, those who reject the single refuge
and have recourse to the refuges of expediency,
are thus no different from gnats:
even a thousand buddhas couldn't cure them."
#10 May 7, 2013
The 3rd Noble Truth, The Cessation Of Suffering in fact is the uncreate, Nirvana.
Srimala Simhanada Sutra:
the Dharmakaya of the Tathagata is named 'cessation of suffering,' and it is beginningless, uncreate, unborn, undying, free from death; permanent, steadfast, calm, eternal; intrinsically pure, free from all the defilement-store;
#11 May 7, 2013
Srimala Simhanada Sutra:
"Lord, among those four Noble Truths, three Truths are impermanent and one Truth is permanent. Why so? Because the three Truths belong to the characteristic of the constructed, and anything belonging to the characteristic of the constructed is impermanent.
Anything impermanent has an illusory nature. Everything with illusory nature is untrue, impermanent, and not a refuge.
Therefore, the Noble Truths of Suffering, Source of Suffering, and Path leading to the Cessation of Suffering are actually untrue, impermanent, and not a refuge.
Lord, among those [four], the one Truth -- Cessation of Suffering -- excludes the realm with the characteristic of the constructed. Anything excluding the realm with the characteristic of the constructed is permanent. Whatever is permanent lacks an illusory nature. Anything that lacks an illusory nature is true, permanent, and a refuge.
Therefore, the Truth -- Cessation of Suffering -- is in reality true, permanent, and a refuge.
#12 May 8, 2013
The Buddha said: "O good man! The Tathagata, already, since innumerable, boundless asamkhyas of kalpas [aeons] ago, has had no body supported by food and illusion, and he has no body where there yet remains the result of illusion. He is the Eternal, the Dharma Body, and the Adamantine Body.
#13 May 8, 2013
Hi, Do you have two women for sex? If so. Please, just answer Ettan, yes or no.
Add your comments below
|The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation||Tue||openmind693||1|
|New American Buddhist website||Tue||openmind693||1|
|Why many Buddhist countries were converted to I... (Oct '12)||Tue||sham||230|
|Do Buddhists believe in "freewill"?||Oct 2||Vinamese||9|
|Bravery of Sikhs (May '09)||Sep '16||guru piyara||161|
|ti amo (Nov '11)||Jul '16||DEF||5,556|
|Why did Adi Shankarachaya murder a lot of dravi... (Mar '15)||Jul '16||Tushar||16|
Find what you want!
Search Buddhism Forum Now
Copyright © 2016 Topix LLC