By the Trikāya Translation Committee.

Some Sutra Quotations I Translated

Profound, peaceful, free from elaboration, luminous, uncompounded:
Like deathless nectar is this Dharma that I have found.
Yet whoever I reveal it to, they will not understand, and so
Without speaking, in this very jungle I should remain.

-Shakyamuni Buddha, after attaining enlightenment

***

The Medium-Sized Far-Reaching Perfection of Sublime Knowing states:

Subhuti! Those who wish to attain the state of all-knowingness, omniscience itself, should rely on virtuous spiritual teachers.

***

The Sūtra Requested by Ratnachūda states:

Devaputra! If you rely on and venerate a virtuous spiritual teacher, you will come to see everything as an innately pure buddha-realm. You will come to attain the sacred absorption of great compassion. You will never be separate from the far-reaching perfection of sublime knowing. You will come to accomplish the full ripening of all sentient beings. You will come to attain the utter fulfillment of all your hopes.

***

In The Going for Mindfulness of the Dharma Sutra, it states:

By relying on a virtuous spiritual friend, mindfulness and alterness will be completely pure, and the roots of virtue will be wholly consummated.

%d bloggers like this: