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The wisdom of
The Surangama Sutra

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T he Buddha asks about perfect penetration. I would select none other than gathering in the six sense faculties through continuous pure mindfulness of the Buddha to obtain Samadhi. That is the foremost means.




Buddhism Quote n°8079 | 
Book 5, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





O n the causal ground, I78used mindfulness of the Buddha to be patient with the non-arising of both beings and dharmas. Now in this world I gather in all those who are mindful of the Buddha, and I bring them back to the Pure Land.




Buddhism Quote n°8078 | 
Book 5, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 
77 ????????????????? 78 “I” here and in the succeeding passage refers to Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva.





I f living beings remember the Buddha and are mindful of the Buddha, they will certainly see the Buddha now and in the future. Being close to the Buddha, even without the aid of expedients, their hearts will open of themselves.




Buddhism Quote n°8063 | 
Book 5, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





T he Tathagatas of the ten directions are tenderly mindful of living beings just like a mother remembering her son. But if the son runs away, of what use is the mother’s concern? However, if the son remembers his mother in the same way that the mother remembers her son, then in life after life mother and son will never be far apart.




Buddhism Quote n°8033 | 
Book 5, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





T heir numberless response-bodies took beings across and liberated them, extricating and rescuing those of the future so they could transcend the bonds of all mundane defilements.




Buddhism Quote n°8022 | 
Book 1, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





I f you can influence phenomena, then you are the same as the Tathagata. With body and mind perfect and bright, you are your own unmoving Way-place. The tip of a single fine hair can completely contain the lands of the ten directions.




Buddhism Quote n°8017 | 
Book 2, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





W ith arising and ceasing gone, tranquility was revealed. Suddenly I 61 transcended the worldly and transcendental, and a perfect brightness prevailed throughout the ten directions.




Buddhism Quote n°8013 | 
Book 6, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





S o it is that when the seven destinies of hell-dwellers, hungry ghosts, animals, people, spiritual immortals, gods, and asuras are investigated in detail, they are all found to be murky and embroiled in conditioned existence. Their births come from false thoughts. Their subsequent karma comes from false thoughts.




Buddhism Quote n°8007 | 
Book 9, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





H aving lost sight of that original brightness, although beings use it to the end of their days, they are unaware of it, and unintentionally enter the various destinies.




Buddhism Quote n°8006 | 
Book 1, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





T he root of beginningless birth and death, which is the mind that seizes upon conditions and that you and all living beings now make use of, taking it to be your own nature.




Buddhism Quote n°8005 | 
Book 1, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





D o not follow the knowing and seeing influenced by objects before you. True understanding does not follow from the sense organs. Yet lodged at the organs is the potential to discover mutual functioning of the six organs.




Buddhism Quote n°7996 | 
Book 4, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





O n the tip of a single hair appear the lands of the Jewelled Kings. Sitting in a mote of dust, I turn the great Dharma wheel.




Buddhism Quote n°7993 | 
Book 4, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





T he reason for this lies in the delusion of beings who have turned their backs on enlightenment and joined with the defiling dust. Thus, the wearisome defilements come into being and mundane phenomena exist.




Buddhism Quote n°7991 | 
Book 4, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





T he union and mixture of various causes and conditions account for their illusory and false existence, and the separation and dispersion of the causes and conditions result in their illusory and false extinction.




Buddhism Quote n°7990 | 
Book 2, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





A ll beings come into being because of false interaction. Their bodies go through changes and they are caught in the temporal and spatial combinations of this world.




Buddhism Quote n°7989 | 
Book 4, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





C onfusion about falseness brings about emptiness. Relying on emptiness, worlds coming into being. Thoughts settle, forming countries. Consciousness becomes beings.




Buddhism Quote n°7988 | 
Book 6, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





A ll countries that have outflows and all living beings are the enlightened bright wonderful mind without outflows. Seeing, hearing, awareness, and knowing are an illusory falseness brought about by the disease and its conditions.




Buddhism Quote n°7984 | 
Book 2, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





A ll conditions that bring about forms and the mind as well as dharmas pertaining to the mind and all the conditioned dharmas are manifestations of the mind only. Your bodies and your minds all appear within the wonder of the bright, true, essential, magnificent mind.




Buddhism Quote n°7983 | 
Book 2, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





A ll dharmas that arise are only manifestations of the mind. All causes and effects, the worlds as many as atoms of universe, take on substance because of the heart.




Buddhism Quote n°7982 | 
Book 1, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





C onsider the nature of earth: its coarsest aspect is the earth itself; its subtlest aspect is a mote of dust, which at its smallest would be a particle of dust bordering on emptiness. If one divided one of those particles of dust that is barely form to begin with into seven parts and then split one of those parts, emptiness itself would be arrived at.




Buddhism Quote n°7981 | 
Book 3, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





A ll the defiling objects that appear, all the illusory, ephemeral phenomena, spring up in the very spot where they also come to an end.




Buddhism Quote n°7980 | 
Book 2, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





P ut an end to defiling dust, and unite with enlightenment, so that true suchness, the wonderful enlightened bright nature, comes into being.




Buddhism Quote n°7978 | 
Book 4, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





F rom such confused causes, the cause of confusion perpetuates itself. When one realizes that confusion has no cause , the falseness becomes baseless. Since it never arose, why would you hope for its end?




Buddhism Quote n°7977 | 
Book 4, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





C onsider the person who, because of cataracts, saw flowers in space. Once the cataracts were removed, the ?owers in space disappeared.




Buddhism Quote n°7976 | 
Book 4, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 





C onfusion is groundless and ultimately empty in nature. In the past, there basically was no confusion. It merely seemed as if there were confusion and enlightenment. When the delusion about confusion and enlightenment is ended, enlightenment will not give rise to confusion.




Buddhism Quote n°7975 | 
Book 4, translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society. 



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