Central to Shinnyo Buddhism is the Mahaparinirvana Sutra, one of the most seminal texts of Mahayana (Great Vehicle) Buddhism. This sutra is the study of what can be called “Nirvana Sutra Buddhism” or ” Tathagatagarbha Buddhism”. It is a very positive, balanced, faith-promoting and. Mahayana MAHAPARINIRVANA SUTRA – Kindle edition by Tony Page, Kosho Yamamoto. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or.

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This sutra is the study of what can be mahaparinitvana “Nirvana Sutra Buddhism” or “Tathagatagarbha Buddhism”. It is a very positive, balanced, faith-promoting and spiritually affirmative manifestation of Buddhism, which recognises the hidden reality of the unconditioned, egoless Buddha-Self in all beings.

That Self of the Buddha is a mystery, beyond the reach and grasp of the samsaric intellect: Yet it is the only enduring Truth that can ever be found. This sutra leads us to the Ultimate Truth and indicate the Path to tread for an Awakening into Reality’s presence, which is all-pervading and eternal. That eternally present Truth is the sole genuine Reality. You should train yourselves well in efficacious means.

In every situation, constantly meditate upon the idea of the Self, the idea of the Eternal, the Bliss, and the Pure Those who, desirous of attaining Reality, meditatatively cultivate nahaparinirvana ideas, namely, the ideas of the Self, the Eternal, the Bliss, and the Pure, will skilfully bring forth the jewel, just like that wise person who obtained the genuine, priceless gem, rather than worthless detritus misperceived as the real thing.


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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. It is constantly referred to in commentaries to the Perfection of Wisdom texts, as well as the Chan and Zen masters, and is a major strand in Mahayana thinking generally.

This appears to be the only available full translation in English. It consists of densely typeset pages. It is divided into the traditional chapters, but seldom into paragraphs within chapters, except where the prose is interrupted by a suyra. There is no introduction, commentary, notes, or index; though technical terms receive a short explanation on first appearance, and occasionally there are helpful alternative renderings.

All this makes it sutr difficult book to read. Indeed, unless the reader already has a good grounding in the topics covered, it is probably pretty well unintelligible. However, until a better edition is published and it would certainly run to well over pages, and be a scholarly marathonthis is the best mhaparinirvana we have of this essential sutra.


What is the heart of Buddhist truth? If the heart of Buddhism amounted to these mis-perceptions it would have been DOA long ago and yet these perversions continue among the ignorant as the heart of Buddhism. Where can the whole truth be told?

Right here in this essential sutra transmitted by Dr. Yes it is contrary to ordinary doctrine.

Yes it is hard to read and yes there are some typographical errors. Treasure it and let the truth sink in. Your practice will be changed forever. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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