February 2022

New Publication: The Dhāraṇī of the Six Gates

10 Feb 2022

The Dhāraṇī of the Six Gates is a short text that consists mainly of a dhāraṇī taught by the Buddha to an assembly of bodhisattvas. It appears to have enjoyed a certain level of popularity, since we find many copies of it among the Dunhuang documents in Tibetan and Chinese, as well as several Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese commentaries and recitation texts based on it.
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84000新英譯佛典:《彌勒菩薩兜率天受生經》(大正藏:《佛說觀彌勒菩薩上生兜率天經》)

3 Feb 2022

本經記敘了舍衛國初夜時分世尊與眷屬眾的一段對話,當時名為阿逸多的彌勒菩薩與優波離俱在會中。優波離問佛言:阿逸多命終生何國土,佛記其人成佛無疑。佛告優波離,阿逸多命終後必得往生兜率陀天,進而講述兜率陀天諸多極妙樂事,以及往生彼天之因。說是語時,與會諸眾皆大歡喜,皆同發願往生兜率天宮。
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