Fifth Day of Wisdom: The Discourse of the Dhāraṇī of the Buddha’s Essence

ON ITS 10TH BIRTHDAY, 84000 PRESENTS THE FIFTH SŪTRA IN OUR TEN DAYS OF WISDOM:

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The Discourse of the Dhāraṇī of the Buddha’s Essence is a short work in which the Buddha Śākyamuni, addressing an immense gathering of bodhisattvas, teaches two dhāraṇīs to be recited as a complement to the practice of recollecting the Buddha, and then explains the beneficial results of reciting them. The significance of the teaching is marked by miraculous signs, and by the gods offering flowers and ornaments. The text also provides a set of correspondences between the eight ornaments offered by the gods and eight qualities that ornament bodhisattvas.

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