King of Vows

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Nicholas Weeks
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King of Vows

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:20 am

This short, yet powerfully uplifting text is found at the end of the Avatamsaka Sutra. Here is a very good, short commentary by Lochen Dharmashri (17th cent.) that I just discovered.

The Gate of Entry into the Limitless Activities of the Supreme Noble Ones. The commentary is only 30 pages or so; 2nd printing of 2012; tr. by Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche & Gerry Wiener

I suppose there are other English commentaries in print, but I cannot think of one.
Every time you recite Amita Buddha’s name, a ray of light shines through empty space. If you recite very sincerely, then this light fills up the universe, so that the energy of all worlds will be auspicious and harmonious.

Master Hsuan Hua

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Re: King of Vows

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:11 pm

Here is an online one: http://kalachakranet.org/teachings/com- ... 06-ltr.pdf

Who the commentator is, Jang Lung Pandita, I do not know.

Also I forgot that Master Hua, in his Avatamsaka Sutra commentary does cover these verses.
Every time you recite Amita Buddha’s name, a ray of light shines through empty space. If you recite very sincerely, then this light fills up the universe, so that the energy of all worlds will be auspicious and harmonious.

Master Hsuan Hua


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