Sutra's which mention Avalokiteśvara?

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Sutra's which mention Avalokiteśvara?

Postby DiamondSutra » Tue May 06, 2014 8:13 pm

Aside from the lotus sutra and the heart sutra what other sutras or canonical texts mention Avalokiteśvara?
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Re: Sutra's which mention Avalokiteśvara?

Postby Will » Tue May 06, 2014 9:04 pm

One should refrain from biased judgments and doubting in fathoming the Buddha and the Dharma of the Buddhas. Even though a dharma may be extremely difficult to believe, one should nonetheless maintain faith in it. Nagarjuna
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Re: Sutra's which mention Avalokiteśvara?

Postby dzogchungpa » Tue May 06, 2014 9:13 pm


From the glossary:
First appeared as a bodhisattva beside Amitābha in the Sukhāvativyūha. The name has been variously interpreted. “The lord of Avalokita,” Avalokita has been interpreted as “seeing,” although, as a past passive participle, it is literally “lord of what has been seen.” One of the principal sūtras in the Mahāsamghika tradition was the Avalokita Sūtra, which has not been translated into Tibetan, in which the word is a synonym for enlightenment, as it is “that which has been seen” by the buddhas. In the early tantras, he was one of the lords of the three families, as the embodiment of the compassion of the buddhas. The Potalaka Mountain in South India became important in Southern Indian Buddhism as his residence in this world, but Potalaka does not feature in the Kāraṇḍavyūha.
ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་སྭཱཧཱ༔
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Re: Sutra's which mention Avalokiteśvara?

Postby Will » Tue May 06, 2014 11:01 pm

One should refrain from biased judgments and doubting in fathoming the Buddha and the Dharma of the Buddhas. Even though a dharma may be extremely difficult to believe, one should nonetheless maintain faith in it. Nagarjuna
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Re: Sutra's which mention Avalokiteśvara?

Postby plwk » Wed May 07, 2014 1:16 am

This is just for a start...
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Re: Sutra's which mention Avalokiteśvara?

Postby santa100 » Wed May 07, 2014 2:59 pm

Sutra list from the wiki page..
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