New 84000 Publication: The Sūtra Teaching the Four Factors

ON THE AUSPICIOUS OCCASION OF CHÖTRUL DÜCHEN, 84000 IS PLEASED

TO ANNOUNCE ITS NEWEST PUBLICATION:

The Sūtra Teaching the Four Factors

ཆོས་བཞི་བསྟན་པའི་མདོ།

Caturdharmanirdeśasūtra

Toh 249

While Buddha Śākyamuni is residing in the Sudharmā assembly hall in the Heaven of the Thirty-Three, he explains to the great bodhisattva Maitreya four factors that make it possible to overcome the effects of any negative deeds one has committed. These four are: the action of repentance, which involves feeling remorse; antidotal action, which is to practice virtue as a remedy to non-virtue; the power of restraint, which involves vowing not to repeat a negative act; and the power of support, which means taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Saṅgha, and never forsaking the mind of awakening. The Buddha concludes by recommending that bodhisattvas regularly recite this sūtra and reflect on its meaning as an antidote to any further wrongdoing.

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The Sūtra Teaching the Four Factors

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