Nirvana Sutra

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Nirvana Sutra

Postby Astus » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:40 pm

I've been reading the Nirvana Sutra this week and now I finished about 20% of it. So far one of the things I've been wondering about is that how could this text could gain such a fame. It keeps repeating its only message that the Tathagata is eternal but otherwise nothing of importance. I'd like to ask those who have found this sutra deep and interesting what exactly it is that caught their attention. Because so far it is pretty boring in my view.
Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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Re: Nirvana Sutra

Postby cdpatton » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:31 pm


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Re: Nirvana Sutra

Postby Astus » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:22 pm

So you say it will eventually become a deep analysis with wide ranging arguments? Perhaps I skip then the boring stuff...
Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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Re: Nirvana Sutra

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