First Day of Wisdom: The Questions of the Kiṃnara King Druma

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

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The Questions of the Kiṃnara King Druma, initiated by the questions of the bodhisattva Divyamauli, consists of a series of teachings by the kiṃnara king Druma, given within a rich narrative framework in which music plays a central role in teaching the Dharma. This sūtra presents a variety of well-known Great Vehicle Buddhist themes, but special attention is given to the six bodhisattva perfections and the perfection of skillful means, as well as to the doctrine of emptiness that is discussed throughout the text.

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