Source of 4 Great Vows

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Nicholas Weeks
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Source of 4 Great Vows

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:56 pm

On top of page 17 of The Teaching of Buddha is a quote that sounds very much like the Four Great Vows; even allowing for the paraphrasing in this book. The source is given as the mahayana-jataka-cittabhumi-pariksa-sutra. Anyone seen an english translation of this work?

Or maybe someone knowing it could confirm or disprove this passage being in this sutra. It begins: "When Buddha decided to break from the worldly life, he made four great vows..."
Basically, there is not even one buddha, only great wisdom. Bodhisattva Hsuan Hua

crazy-man
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Re: Source of 4 Great Vows

Postby crazy-man » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:19 pm

the jap. title of the mahayana-jataka-cittabhumi-pariksa-sutra is perhaps: daijo honsho shinji kwangyo, eng.: mahayana sutra of the contemplation of the process of consciousness of the original lives (of the buddha), nanjio no. 955
https://books.google.de/books?id=zbkUAA ... 55&f=false

http://www.kanji.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~ ... atalog.pdf
no. 955 is Mahâyâna-mulagâta-hridayabhûmi-dhyâna-sutra.

The origin of the Four Great Vows?
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crazy-man
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Re: Source of 4 Great Vows

Postby crazy-man » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:55 pm



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