New Publication: The Seal of Engagement in Awakening the Power of Faith

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The Seal of Engagement in Awakening the Power of Faith is made up of two lengthy orations‍—one by the Buddha, and one by the bodhisattva Samantabhadra‍—delivered in response to questions by the bodhisattva Mañjuśrī. The Buddha’s teaching consists of numerous sets of five principles related to bodhisattva practice, each item of which is subsequently defined. These come together to teach Mañjuśrī how bodhisattvas can be inspired and thereby prepare themselves for the first bodhisattva level. In the latter part of the sūtra Samantabhadra teaches on the topic of buddha activity with a rich account of the expansive ways in which buddhas act to benefit beings.

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