Concentration of Heroic Progress

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Etienne Lamotte, Sara Boin-Webb
Psychology Press, 1998 - Literary Collections - 273 pages
The Suramgamasamadhi Sutra is one of the most important Mahayana Buddhist scriptures. It is ancient, probably composed close to the beginning of the first millennium CE. Its authorship is unknown but as an expression of Mahayanist spirituality it was accepted in India, its land of origin, as well as in China, Japan, Mongolia, and Tibet.
Available for the first time in English, this version includes a Foreword by Andrew Skilton, assessing the character and significance of Lamotte's work, and reviewing the more recent research of this genre. This translation will fill an important gap in English language sources for the study of Mahayana Buddhism, and opens up more of the work of the one of the premier scholars of Buddhism this century.
 

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Contents

Chapter One THESURAMGAMASAMADH1SUTRA
1
Chapter Two THE CH1NESE AND T1BETAN VERS1ONS
56
Vll Translation by Chu Shu1an
81
Xll Tibetan translation
99
1ntroduction
109
The Multiplication of the Buddhas
116
The Heroic Progress and Good Dharmas
127
Liberating Action of the Heroic Progress
135
The Virtue of the Name
174
The Four Kinds of Prediction
179
Bodhisattvas Having Received the Prediction
189
Exploits of Maragocaranupalipta in the Heroic Progress
196
The Field of Merit
204
Prediction to Vimalacandragarbha
211
Superiority of the Offender over the Holy One
222
Manjusri 1dentical to the Buddha Nagavamsagra
229

Secrets and Mysteries of Merusikharadhara
150
Multiple Appearance of a Bodhisattva in the Heroic Progress
159
Revelations Concerning the Devaputra Matyabhimukha
168
1dentity of the Buddhas Sakyamuni and Vairocana
235
Final Conversions
241
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