Ākāśagarbha, the Bodhisattva “Essence of Space” The sūtra is widely known in the Tibetan Buddhist community, at least by name. This. Akasagarbha Sutra – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. tibet. The Akasagarbha Sutra states: ”If a person seeks wisdom, the love and respect of all, a wonderful singing voice, the position of King or Emperor or high ranking.

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This practice of disclosure or confession of negative deeds is regarded as a fundamental element of Buddhist practice.

Thus does he appear. Views Read View source View history. And so their six sense faculties become deluded. However, the minds of sentient beings have akasagadbha defiled by adventitiously arisen afflictions. I am afflicted by doubts: Committing any of the five heinous deeds. Secondary Literature Bendall, Cecil and W. Translated by Padmakara Translation Group.

The eleventh ground corresponds to complete enlightenment. Both of these actions become root transgressions.

They illuminate the world and show the way, liberating beings from the realm of karma and afflictions and placing them on the path leading beyond sorrow. Therefore, they were not at all frightened, afraid, or terrified. Please show yourself in my dreams so that I may disclose my root transgressions. He frees them completely from their immense fear of the lower realms and establishes them on the stage of not turning away from unsurpassable, perfectly complete enlightenment.


This present world-system or trichiliocosm. Seeming to engage in many meritorious deeds of giving, they will become proud and haughty due to their giving. Once invoked, the bodhisattva will help devotees according to their capacities and inclinations by first making them disclose their negative actions. Yet ordinary beings conceptualize the form aggregate.

The Buddhist path as presented in the bodhisattva vehicle: It is not afflicted, nor deluded, and is naturally pristine.

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Made of precious substances, it had a stem of silver, leaves of gold, [F. His previous foolish look had completely vanished and his countenance was now full of wisdom. Our text indeed repeatedly mentions the meditative concentration of brave progression Skt. Their experience is a complete mental construction.

He knows the secret meaning of everything and saves all sentient beings with great compassion. This is the earliest version of the text we have, for the Sanskrit is no longer extant. For a discussion of this term see Zimmermannp And you will be liberated from all suffering. Strangely, after cultivating the Akasagarbha Bodhisattva Wisdom Seed Dharma Practice seven times, his face no longer had an unintelligent look.

For all beings who have minds entangled in akasagabrha desire or intense hatred, who are malevolent, who conceal their faults, whose minds are disturbed by miserliness, who grope in darkness because of extreme dullness, [F.


His speech was rambling and disordered.

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He manifests in whatever form is required to tame beings. Rouse London ; Delhi, Cf. Space is also non-obstructible due to its omnipresence and its eternal nature. All of these beings will be firmly rooted in compassion. What is the use of practicing the vinaya of individual liberation, [F. In the Vajradhatu, he is the Vajra Jewel Bodhisattva and is one of the 16 Deities of the Auspicious Aeon positioned in the outer court of the southern direction.

Akashagarbha Sutra

Solving them would entail a separate research project, well beyond akasagarbua scope of the present translation work. You, who are endowed with great compassion, grant me whatever I wish, and kindly do whatever I request.

He brings them to disclose their root transgressions; he lifts the doubts from their hearts. We apologize for all instances where we did not do it justice. The four truths the Buddha realized at his enlightenment: Once they have ceased to relate to phenomena with attachment, [F.