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"Sarva shura, i recall twenty million buddhas, and every one of those tathagatas, arhats, perfect and complete buddha was named Shikhi-Sambhava. "Sarva shura, i recall twenty million buddha, and every one of those tathagata, perfect and complete buddhas was named Kashyapa. At that time too, having become courageous in giving, i revered the tathagatas with fragrance, garlands, and lotion, and then i offered them reverential service in the way that service should be offered. Reverentially to tathagata . And there too i attained a prediction of unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightenment. Sarva shura, there arose sixteen million buddhas named Buddha Vimala-Prabhasa, and at that time, i was a rich head of household, with great wealth and possession. Having renounced all possessions, i offered those sixteen million buddhas reverential service with offerings of sitting cloths and blankets, just as reverential service should be offered to tathagatas. And at that very time i attained a prediction of unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightenment. This too i remember, but the prediction's exact time had not yet arrived."Sarva shura listen. Ninety five million buddhas arose in the world, and each and every one of those tathagata, arhats, perfect and complete buddhas was named Shakyamuni. I at that time had become a righteous Dharma king and honored those ninety five million tathagatas named Shakyamuni with fragrance, garlands, lotions, sitting cloths, garments, incense, banners and pennants. And at that very time i attained a prediction of unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightenment. This i remember. 'Sarva shura, there arose in the world ninety million tathagatas, Arhats, perfect and complete buddhas named krakatsunda, and at that time i was a rich young brahmin, with much wealth and possession. Having renounced all possessions, i honored all those,tathagatas, with fragrance, garlands, lotions, sitting cloths garments. And having offered service to those tathagatas as was appropriate to each individually, at that very time i attained a prediction of unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightenment. This too i remember but i had not arrived at the prediction's exact time. 'Sarva shura, there arose in the world eighteen million buddhas, and as for all of them, every one of those tathagatas, arhats, perfect and complete buddhas was named Kanaka-muni. At that time, having become courageous in giving, i honored all those tathagatas, arhats, perfect and complet buddhas with fragrance, garlands, lotions, sitting cloths, clothing and ornaments. I offered them service in the way that service should be offered to tathagatas, and at that very time i also remember attaining a prediction of unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightnment. But i had not arrived at the prediction's exact time. 'Sarva shura, there arose in the world thirteen million buddhas, and as for all of them, every one of those tathagatas, arhats, perfect and complete buddhas was named Avabhasa-Shri, i honored those tathagatas, arhats, perfect and complete buddhas with sitting cloths, garments, fragrance,garlands, lotions, blankets and ornaments. I offered them reverential service in the way that reverential service should be offered to tathagatas. Those tathagatas also explained various approaches to the Dharma to as certain its meanings and the discipline, and then at that very time i attained a prediction of unsurpassed,perfect and complete enlightenment. This too i remember but the prediction's time had not yet arrived then either. "Sarva shura there arose in the world twenty five million tathagatas ,Arhats, perfect and complete buddhas named Pushya , at that time i was renunciate and honored those tathagatas. As Ananda offers me service now, likewise i offered service to those tathagata, and there i attained a prediction of unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightenment. This i remember, but the prediction's time had not yet arrived then either. 'Sarva shura, there arose in the world twelve million tathagata, arhat and complete buddhas named Vipashyin. I honored those tathagatas with sitting cloths, garments, fragrance, garlands and lotions. I offered them service in the way that service should be offered to tathagatas. At that time, at that moment, having become a renunciate, right there i also remember attaining a prediction of unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightenment. Soon there after, the last Vipashyin to arise explained this Sanghata dharma paryaya, and i knew that, and then at that time a rain of the seven precious substances showered down upon the planet earth. And then there was no more poverty among the sentient being on earth. At that very time i attained a prediction of unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightenment. After that, for a long period of time i was not predicted. He said: " what was that time? What was the measure? The Blessed one said: "Sarva shura, listen. A countless eon after that, the tathagata, arhat, perfect and complete Buddha Dipamkara arose in the world. At that time, at that moment, i was a brahmin youth named Megha. At the time when tathagata Dipamkara arose in the world, i was practicing celibacy in the form of a brahmin youth. Then, when i had seen tathagata Dipamkara, i scattered seven utpala flowers and dedicaced to unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightenment. And that tathagata predicted to me, " Bramin youth, in the future in a countless eon, in this world, you will become a tathagata, arhat, perfect and complete buddha named Shakyamuni. 'after that, Sarva shura, i sat in the space above at a height of twelve Palmyra trees, and attained the state of forbearance with regard to unproduced phenomena. Just as if it were yesterday or today, i remember directly all those roots of virtue from when i practiced celibacy for countless eons and was endwed with the perfections. Furthermore, Sarva shura, i established countless hundreds of housands of myriad millions of sentient beings individually in virtuous Dharma. Therefore, Sarva shura, now having been manifestly, completly enlightened into unsurpassed perfect and complete enlightenment, what need is there to mention that i wish to benefit all sentient beings? Sarva shura, i teach the Dharma in many ways to sentient beings. 'whatever the form by which they are to be subdued, i teach the Dharma in that form. In the world of devas, i teach the Dharma in the form of a deva. In the land of the nagas, i teach the Dharma in the form of a naga, in the land of the Yakshas, i teach the Dharma in the form of a Yaksha, in the land of the pretas, i teach the Dharma in the form of a preta, in the world of humans, i teach the Dharma in the form of a human. To those sentient beings who are to be subdued by a buddha i teach the Dharma in the form of a Buddha. To those sentient beings who are to be subdued by a bodhisattvas, i teach the Dharma in the form of a bodhisattva. By whatever form it is that sentient beings are to be subdued i teach the Dharma in that very form. " thus Sarva shura i teach the Dharma to sentient being in many ways. if one should wonder why that is, Sarva shura, it is because just as sentient beings hear the Dharma in many ways, so too those sincere sentient beings will make roots of virtue in many ways: they will engage in acts of generosity, they will make merit, they will also go without sleep for their own sake. They will meditate on the mindfulness of death, too, they will do such virtuous actions as these that are to be done. Due to having heard the Dharma, they will remember these previous roots of virtue. That will come to be for the long-term aim, benefit and happiness of devas and humans. 'Sarva shura, that being so as soon as the Sanghata dharma paryaya is heard, the good qualities and benefits in this way become immeasurable. 'then those sentient being spoke to one another. They said, 'there must be something else also that by having done and accumulated it, one will be manifestly, completly enlightened in the unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightenment, and the result of the virtuous Dharma of wanting to benefit all sentient beings will ripen. 'those who have come to trust in the Dharma will say: 'there is a Dharma perfectly in accord with things as they are. The great ripening result of their virtue will be the unsurpassed happiness of the Dharma. As for the ignorant, foolish sentient beings who say that, there aren't any dharmas, and there is no passing beyond the dharmas either, thier great ripening result will be to go to bad migrations. Again and again they will be aiming for grounds of bad migrations, for eight eons, they will experience the suffering sensations of the hell realms. For twelve eons they will experience the suffering sensations in the lands of pretras. For sixteen eons, they will be born among the asuras for 9,000 eons, they will born among the harmful Bhutas and Pishachas. For 14,000 eons they will be without tongues for 16,000 eons, they will die in thier mother's womb. For 12,000 eons they will become round lumps of flesh. For 11,000 eons, they will be born blind and will experience suffering sensations, and their parents will think, 'we have suffered meaninglessly. The birth of our son was meaningless' they will experience the sensation of cold and heat they will also experience the suffering of hunger and thirst intensely. They will experience many sufferings in this life as well. Although the parents see a son in thier house, there is no joy, and the parent's hopes will be utterly dashed. 'Sarva shura in this way, sentient beings who abandon the holy Dharma are aiming for hell and animal rebirths. At thier time of death, they will be pierced with great agonizing pains. Sarva shura, those who say, 'the Dharma exists; there are those who go beyond the dharmas' will be born in the north on Uttara-kuru for twenty eons, by that root of virtue. For twenty five eons they will be born equal in fortune to the devas of the thirty three. When they die and transmigrate from the thirty three, they will be born in the north in Uttara-kuru, they will not be born in a mother's womb. They will see 100,000 world systems, and these will be called, "Shukhavati" they will see all the buddha fields as well. After seeing them, they will abide right there in them. They will be enlightened in perfect and complete enlightenment right there."Sarva shura, thus indeed this Sanghata dharma paryaya has great power. Those who have a mind inspired with pure faith toward it will never meet their moment of death without having let go of their fears. They will also be endowed with perfectly pure ethics."Sarva shura, there are some sentient beings who say: "the tathagata releases many sentient beings day and night, and yet the realm of sentient beings still has not been depleted. Many make prayers for enlightenment, many are born in the worlds higher rebirths. Many acheive. nirvana, So why is it that the realm of sentient beings has not been depleted?"The heretical practitioners of other traditions, wandering mendicants and naked ascetics had this thought.'let us go dispute with the renunciate Gautama. Then 84,000 brahmins, heretical practitioners of other traditions and wantering mendicants, and many hundred of naked ascetics arrived there in Raja-Griha and at that time, at that moment, the Blessed One displayed a smile at that, the bodhisattva, the great being Maitreya arose from his seat, placed his upper robe over one shoulder ,set his right knee on the ground and bowed down with palms together toward the Blessed One. He adressed the Blessed one as follows: 'Blessed One, since tathagatas, arhats, perfect and complete Buddhas do not smile without cause and without conditions , what is the cause of the smile and what is the condition? 'the Blessed One said: 'child of the lineage, listen to day a great assembly will appear here in Raja-Griha. 'Blessed One , who will be here? Devas or nagas or Yakshas or Humans or non Humans?.


The Blessed One said: 'Maitreya, today devas, nagas, yakshas, humans and non-humans will all come here. Eighty-four thousand brahmins will also come here. Nine thousand million heretical practitioners wanderins mendicants and naked ascetics will comes, and they will dispute with me. I will teach the Dharma to pacify the disputes of all of them. The brahmins will all generate the thought of unsurpassed ,perfect and complete enlightenment. The 9,000 million heretique practitioners, wandering, medicants and naked ascetics will all attain the fruit of stream-entry. Eighteen thousand million naga kings will come, and they will hear the Dharma from me. After they have heard it, they will generate the though of unsurpassed, perfect enlightenment. Sixty thousand million children of the devas of the pure abodes will come. Thirty thousand million wicked maras an thier attendants will come. Twelve thousand million asura rings will come. Kings, 500 in number together with thier retinues, will come to hear the Dharma. After hearing the Dharma from me, they will generate the thought of unsurpassed perfect and complete enlightenment. At that, the bodhisattva, the great being Maitreya prostrated with his head at the feet of the Blessed One, and after circumanbulating the Blessed One three times, disappeared on that very spot. At that, the bodhisattva, the great being Sarva shura arose from his seat, placed his upper robe over one shouldes, set his right knee on the ground, placed his palms together and bowed down to the Blessed One. He said to the Blessed One,'Blessed One, what are the names of those kings, 500 in number? The Blessed One said, 'Sarva shura, listen. There is the king called Nanda, the king called Upananda, the king called Sinarshabha, the king called Brahma-sena, the king called Brahma-Ghosha, the king called Sudar-hana, the king called Priya-sena, the king called Nanda-sena, the king called Bimb-sera, the king called Presena-jit, and the king called virudhaka there are these, and the rest of the kings, 500 in number, and each of them has 100,000 million attendants, with the exeption of virudhaka, eachand every one of them has set out for unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightenment. Thirty thousand million bodhisattvas are coming from the eastern direction fifty thousand million bodhisattvas are coming from southern direction. Sixty thousand million bodhisattvas are coming from the western direction. Eighty thousand million bodhisattvas are coming from the northen direction. Ninety thousand million bodhisattvas are coming from below, one hundred thousand million bodhisattvas are coming from above, and each and every one of them is abiding to see the Blessed One, all those bodhisattvas proceeded to Raja-Griha, to where the Blessed One was. And all those bodhisattvas, each and every one, had set out for unsurpassed perfect and complete enlightenment. Then the Blessed one said to the bodhisattva the great being Sarva shura, 'Sarva shura, go to the world systems of the ten directions and say to all bodhisattvas: 'today, in the great city of Raja-Griha, the tathagata is teaching the Dharma. Therefore all you residents of the world systems in the ten directions, place your palms together and bow down in homage !.' Say this, and as soon as you have made it understood, come back immediately to listen to the Dharma.' at that, the bodhisattva the great being Sarva shura arose from his seat, prostrated with his head at the feet of the Blessed One, circumanbulated the Blessed One three times, and then disappeared though supernatural powers, then the bodhisattva the great being Sarva shura went to the world systems of the ten directions and instruted the bodhisattvas, today in the great city of Raja-Griha the tathagata is teaching the Dharma. Therefore, you should reply to that,'excellent', and one account of that, on this very day you will receive benefit and attain great bliss.' Then, having gone to the world systems of the ten directions, the bodhisattva the great being Sarva shura honored all the Buddhas and in formed the bodhisattvas. And in just the amount of time as, for example a strong person snapping their fingers, the bodhisattva, the great being Sarva shura arrived in the great city of Raja-Griha where the Blessed one was, and was present before the Blessed one. Then the brahmins, heretical practitioners of other traditions, wandering mendicants and naked ascetics also gathered. Devas, Nagas, Yakshas, many humans beings, the kings, 500 in number, together with their attendants, and 33,000 million wicked Maras, together with their attendants also gathered. And at that time, the great city of Raja-Griha trembled. A shower of celestial sandalwood powder rained down on the world systems in the ten direction, and a shower of celestial flowers also rained down an remained in a towering palace at the level of the topknot on the crown of the Blessed one's head. Also at that time, Indra the lord of the devas, wielded a thunder-bolt in the presence of the tathagata. Then at that time, from the four directions, four massive winds strirred up the earth. After they rose up, they carried off the garbage, sweepings, and dust from the great city Raja-Griha. A shower of fragrant water rained down on the world systems of the ten directions. A shower of Uptala flowers, Lotuses, Kumuda flowers, and white Lotuses rained down on the world systems of the ten directions, and they all remained as flower-canopies above the heads of all those sentient beings. Eighty four thousand towering palace remained motionless in the space above the grown of the head of the tathagata. Within the 84,000 towering palaces these arose 84,000 thrones made of seven precious substances. On all those thrones, tathagata are seated and teach the Dharma. Then this galaxy of a billion world systems trembled in six ways. At that; the bodhisattva, the great being Sarva shura placed his palms together, bowed toward the Blessed One, and said to the Blessed One: 'Blessed One, what is the cause, what is the condition for the display of such supernatural apparitions here in the great city of Raja-Griha?' the Blessed One said: 'it is as follows: to make an analogy, a king rubbed the head of some unstable man, wild, full of ego-grasping, full of selfish grasping at things as his own and also poverty-stricken. That man went up to the king's gate. Once he arrived there, he insistently wished to enter inside the palace of the king. At that, the king's ministers an retinue seized him and beat him in many ways. Then at that time, at that moment, the king heard that the destitute man insistently wanted to enter inside, and thought, he is undoubtedly someone wishing to kill me.'thinking that, the king became angry and said to his retenue.'you take that man to a secluded mountain spot and kill him. Kill all his servants, parents, chidren, male and female slaves, and workers,too. After had issued these instructions, they were all killed and then his friends and relatives were pierced with unbearable agonized pains. In the same way too, as soon as the tathagata, arhat, perfect and complete Buddha explains the Dharma, just like that, arrogant person, childish ordinary individuals also, with respect to the tathagata, seize upon the form, color, marks and shape as identifying signs, and think it is the body of the tathagata. Then, after they have heard many Dharma teachings, they fall into exeptional arrogance and speak all kinds of nonsense. Overcome by ego-grasping and selfish grasping at things as their own, they do not themselve listen to this sort of Dharma, nor do they proclaim it. Even when someone is explaining a sutra or a verse as little as just an analogy, they say, 'we ourselves know', and they do not retain it nor do they lend their ears to listen. 'if one should wonder why that is, it is because they have become full of arrogance in this way. Because of their extensive learning, they are not attentive. Those who keep company with childish or ordinary individuals will not act to become endowed with this sort of Dharma. They will not listen to words endowed with sort of Dharma. Due to their extensive learning, they become conceited people like these publish their own compositions they publish the prefaces to their own text too. They deceive themselves and the whole world. They pointlessly consume public resources and having consumed them, they do not digest them well. At their time of death, great fears will arise." those sentient beings will say to that one: 'you have trained us i many crafts.' why are you not able to settle yourself?.' he said this to them,'friends,i am unable to settle myself now. 'at that,those sentient beings will lament and wail in various ways. Just as with no one else to blame, through the contributing cause of their own actions, the large groupe of relatives was killed for the aims of only that person, so too these sentient beings at their time of death will also lament and wail, and they will see themselves aiming towards rebirths as hell beings and animals on account of a non-virtuous friend. "In the same way, i said to you brahmins and heretical practitioners of other traditions, 'Don't become haughty'. It is as follows: to make an analogy, without having grown feathers and wings, a bird cannot fly into the sky to go to the world of devas. In the same way, you cannot reach nirvana either as you do not have sort of supernatural power. If one should wonder why, it is because after one is born in a fowl's rebirth through a type of karma, in no time at all this body will desintegrate and die in the end. 'at the time of death, after they have lost their sense of taste, they will be thoroughly terrified, thinking: 'why did we hold on this body? We have not experienced the happiness of the human world either, and we will not abide in the abode of the nirvana either. Since we pointlessly held on to this body, what is our migration path?. Who will be our support? Where will be our birth and where will be our destruction?" then the Blessed One to those heretical practitioners of other traditions, wandering mendicants and naked ascetics: 'Do not give up hope on this precious planet earth. Do no become outsiders to the rare and excellent gem that is the Dharma. Friends, ask the tathagata whatever you wish and i will completely fulfill all your wishes.' at that, all the brahmins, heretical practitioners of other traditions, wandering mendicants and naked ascetics arose from their seats, placed their upper robes over one shoulder, and with palms together asked the Blessed One: ' Blessed One, although tathagata have been releasing sentient beings from cyclic existence day and night, there is neither a decrease nor an increase in the realm of sentient beings. Blessed One, due to what cause and what condition do sentient beings display birth and cessation equally?' then the Blessed one said to the bodhisattva, the great being Bhaishajya-sèna: "in order to clear away great regret and in order to set ablaze lamp of the Dharma, the heretics put on great armor and ask a great series of questions. In the future young and old sentient beings will understand birth an desintegration. Bhaishajya-sèna, there are also old sentient beings who, like young beings, do not know anything at all. "Bhaishajya-sèna, it is as follows: to make an analogy, some person washed his hair, put on new clothes and went ouside his home. People said to him, 'you wear your new clotes well.' but another person also washed his head and washed his old clothes, and because they were old, although he had washed his hair, that man was not beautiful. Just as his clothes were not beautiful, so Bhaishajya-sèna, the old sentient beings that there are on the planet earth are not beautiful, and the young sentient beings display birth and cessation" at that, the brahmins and heretical practitioners of other traditions and all the wandering mendicants arose from their seats and said to the Blessed One: "Blessed One, who among us is young? And who among us is old?" the Blessed One said: "again and again you have experienced the feelings of hell beings, animals and pretas, and yet you are still not satisfied. Therefore, you are all old." at that, all the brahmins and all the Naga kings said to the Blessed one, 'we no longer delight in experiencing painful feelings in cyclic existence.' the heretical practitioners of other traditions, wandering mendicants and naked ascetics said, 'nevertheless, among the young sentient beings, there are none who are able to realize emptiness directly. 'they said this, and the bodhisattva, the great being Bhaishajya-sèna said to the Blessed One: "Blessed One, please look at this! Why is it so difficult for sentient being to be motivated?" the Blessed One said: "Bhaishajya-sèna, please listen. The tathagata directly comprehends the entire world." at that, 94,000 million young beings were present before the Blessed One. They did not prostrate to the Blessed One, nor did they say a word. Then the bodhisattvas, the great being Bhaishajya-sèna said to the Blessed One: "Blessed One, these sentient beings do not speak to the Blessed One. They are utterly silent and not prostrate either. What is the reason that they do not ask any questions of the Blessed One? What is the condition?" the Blessed One said: "Bhaishajya-sèna, listen you should see that these sentient beings who say, 'the young sentient beings are not able to realize emptiness,directly,' are young sentient beings and those sentient beings said: "Venerable Blessed One, we are young sentient beings, Venerable Sugata, we are young sentient beings." the Blessed One said, "these sentient beings comprehand the world directly, but now display the measure of the world from your own bodies


At that time, at that moment, 94,000 million young beings, hovered in the middle of space and attained the ten grounds. Then the bodhisattva, the great being Bhaishajya-sèna said to the Blessed One: "such senteint beings who make an effort to completly exhaust and completely purify cyclic existence have well acheived their acheivement. Blessed One, these sentient beings were bor on this very day and, Blessed one, on this very day these sentient beings were thoroughly liberated and they were all seen to attain the ten grounds." at that, the brahmins and heretical practitioners of other traditions, wandering mendicants, naked ascetics, Naga kings, and the wicked Maras and his retinue all arrived for the purpose of deceiving, and said to the Blessed One: "Blessed One, we have come here before the tathagata, and now that we have heard this Dharma-paryaya, may we attain the sort of happiness of a buddha. May we become just that sort of tathagata, arhat, perfect and complete buddha in the world." The Blessed One said: "just so, gentlemen, regardless of how you have come to the tathagata, since you have heard this Sanghata dharma paryaya, you have generated the mind of the unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightened into the unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightenment." as soon as the Blessed One had spoken, these word all those heretical practitioners of other traditions immediately attained the state of forbearance with respect to unproduced phenomena. They also became bodhisattvas established on the ten grounds, and thereupon, all those bodhisattvas rose up into the air to a height of seven palmyra trees, and offered to the tathagata towering palaces made of the seven precious substances. They also all sustained various miraculous emanations and performed acts displaying supernatural powers. Then, abiding above the crown of the head of the Blessed One, they scattered bits of flowers on the tathagata, and they all comtemplated the tathagata, too. They also perceived their own bodies as buddhas. Many hundreds of thousands of millions of deva sons also scattered flowers on the tathagata and spoke these words: "the ascetic Gautama is a great gain. He is a great field. He is a protector of the world. He has reached the attainment of meditative stabilization. He is a master, whose aim is to produce other masters. Through skillfull means, gradually, he completely release sentient beings such as these from cyclic existence. With even just one well-spoken phrase, he completely frees so many sentient beings from cyclic existence." at that, the bodhisattva, the great being Bhaishajya-sèna arose from his seat, placed his upper robe over one shoulder, set his right knee on the ground, and bowed with his palms together toward the Blessed One. He said to the Blessed One, 'Blessed One, due to what cause and what condition do these children of the lineage issue forth these words, perform many acts displaying supernatural powers and compose many praises of the tathagata?. The Blessed One said: "child of the lineage, listen. They are not praising me. Rather they are praising their own bodies, and they will establish their own bodies as a holy seat of Dharma. They will emit light rays of Dharma form their bodies. All the buddhas will support them too, in order to awaken them fully and completely in the unsurpassed, perfect and complete enlightenment. And when they have become fully and completely enlightened, they will teach the Dharma." then the bodhisattva, the great being Bhaishajya-sèna sait this to the Blessed One, 'the tathagata, the Sugata completely frees many sentient beings day and night, yet sentient beings still have not been depleted" the Blessed One said: "Bhaishajya-sèna, it is good, very good that you have thought to question the tathagata on this point. Bhaishajya-sèna, it is as follows: to make an analogy, there is some rich person with great wealt and property, possessing much wealt, grain, treasuries and granaries, and having many dependents, including male servants, and female servants and laborers. In addition to a large mass of wealth, he is in possession of many fields and gardens, such as those that have barlay, wheat, rice, beans, lentils, and many other grains. After that person planted the seeds of all grain in the springtime, at another season all those seeds would ripen fully. That man would place the various type of grain separately, and having stored them there, he would eat them through to springtime, and then again he would plant. In the same way, Bhaishajya-sèna sentient beings will also thoroughly deplete all the karma from previous actions, and then they will seek out fields of merit and produce roots of virtue.Havin produced them, they will earnestly practice virtuous Dharma. And having made all the Dharma increase, they will produce joy and contentement. Bhaishajya-sèna, because of that joyful and contented mind, they will not go to waste for many thousands of millions of eons. Bhaishajya-sèna, in the same way, a bodhisttva who has produced the initial thought of enlightenment will never be subject to waste. In short, they will realize all dharmas." he said, "Blessed One, what sort of dreams will be seen by bodhisatvas who have produced the initial thought of enlightenment?" the Blessed One said: "Bhaishaljya-sèna, bodhisattvas who have produced the initial thought of enlightenment will see many fearful things in their dreams. If you should wonder why that is so, it is because they are purifying all their karma. Sentient beings with bad karma cannot eliminate their unbearable suffering. But the former, although seeing a bad dream, is not afraid." he said, "Blessed One, in what way will fearful thing be seen in the dreams of bodhisattva, who have produced the initial thought of enlightenment?". The Blessed One said: "Bhaishajya-sèna, a fire will be seen blazing. At that, the bodhisattva should know that all their desusions have burnt. Secondly, Bhaishajya-sèna although bodhisattvas who have produced the initial thought of enlightenment see water stirred up and great churning, they will not be afraid. If you should wonder why that is, Bhaishajya-sèna, in this way all the bondage due to ignorance is cast aside and what is bad is purified. Thirdly, Bhaishajya-sèna, bodhisattvas who have produced the initial thought of enlightenment will see greatly fearful things in their dreams". He asked, "Blessed One, what are they?" the Blessed One said: "although they see their head shaven, Bhashajya-sèna, they would not become frightened by that. If you should wonder why that is, they would think"my attachment, anger and ignorance have been shaved off. I am victorious over cyclic existence, with its six realms. Their place is not in the hell beings realms either. It is not among animals or pretas. It is not among the asuras. It is not among the nagas, it is not among the devas. Bhaishajya-sèna, bodhisattvas who have produced the initial thought of enlighenment attain birth in the perfectly pure buddha fields.


Bhaishajya-sèna, in the future, at a time to come, if any sentient beings dedicates their mind to enlightenment, on account of that, they should be seen as having great commitment Bhaishajya-sèna, although they encounter contempt, they should not be disheartened nor should they be discouraged. Bhaishajya-sèna, many are the Dharma i have taught. Bhaishajya-sèna, for some hundred of thousands of myriad millions of eons, i engaged in arduous activities. But that engagement in arduous activities whas not for the sake of wealth. It was not in order to enjoy a livelihood. It was not in order to enjoy power. Bhaishajya-sèna, i engaged in arduous activities in order to comprehend the nature of phenomena. But until the time, until the moment that i heard this Sanghata dharma paryaya i did not attain unsurpassed perfect and complete enlightenment. But, Bhaishajya-sèna, on the very day i heard it, i was entirely, completely enlightened into unsurpassed perfect and complete enlightenment."Bhaishajya-sèna this dharma paryaya is profound. Hearing this dharma paryaya is rare. Bhaishajya-sèna, the arising of tathagatas is also supremely rare. Bhaishajya-sèna those who uphold this dharma-paryaya are also supremely rare. All those who hear this dharma paryaya will be fully and completely enlightened in unsurpassed perfect and complete enlightenment. Bhaishajya-sèna for a thousand eons, they will overcome cyclic existence. They will attain the perfectly pure buddha field. They will also thoroughly understand cessation and the path. They will be well-suited to thoroughly know the source. They will be well-suited to thoroughly know the place of virtue. They will be well-suited to directly know and thoroughly know the place of virtues. They will be suited to thoroughtly know the place of virtue and to thoroughly know cessation. Bhaishajya-sèna, why is it called "cessation"? He said,"Blessed One, the meaning is that it is a place of Dharma." the Blessed One said: "Bhaishajya-sèna what is a place of Dharma?" he said: "Blessed One, what is called "Dharma" is the engagement in enthusiastic perseverance in the guardin of ethics and possessing ethics. It is called a treasury of Dharma. Blessed One, this is the arising of Dharma treasury". The Blessed One said, "Bhaishajya-sèna, that you thought to pose a question to the tathagata on this topic is good, very good".


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