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(in preparation) The Shurangama Sutra (Sutra of the Heroic)is a Mahayana-Sutra with unclear origin whose chinese translation was preservedt. There exist two english translations, the translation by Charles Luk(Lu Kuan Yu) 1967, and the translation of the Buddhist Translation Society, 2009, with commentary of Hsüan Hua.

The text contains about 2700 lines in 8 chapters and became a main text of the Zen-scools and of Chan. The sutra explains the various methods of the emptiness - meditation by which everybody can reach enlightenment und bodhisattvaship.

The text contains several deep moralic dicussions.
Chapter 6 mentions the Shurangama-Mantra [1]. This sutra contains 5 (10) subdivisions[2] :

  1. in the east Vajra subdivision - Buddha Akshobhya
  2. in the south the jewelcreating subdivision - Buddha Ratnasambhava
  3. in the middle die Buddha subdivision - Buddha Vairochana
  4. in the west the Lotus subdivision - Buddha Amitabha
  5. in the north the Karma-subdivision - Buddha Amoghasiddhi

These 5 divisions control the huge armies of the demons of the 5 directions. During the recitation of the Surangama - Mantras will the soldiers of the 5 demon armies bow their heads in surrender and not dare to resist to the formidable force of the Surangama - Mantras[3]...


Inhalt der Lu Kuan Yu - Ausgabe[4]

1 -2

  • 1.11.1 Wiping out Ananda's discrimination
  • 1.12 Revealing the inceptive Bodhi
  • 1.12.1 Revealing the unreality of the two realms to expose the non-existence of dharma (things)
  • 1.13 Revealing the independent basic Bodhi to expose the unfettered Absoluteness(Bhutatatathata)
  • 1.14 Wiping out all traces of the false to enter the abstruse to reveal the Bhutatathata
  • 1.15 Direct pointing to One Mind
  • 1.16 Fusing the five aggregates
  • 1.16.1 The first aggregate: rupa
  • 1.16.2 The second aggregate: vedana
  • 1.16.3 The third aggregate: sanjna
  • 1.16.4 The fourth aggregate: samskara
  • 1.16.5 The fifth aggregate: vijnana
  • 1.17 Fusing the six entrances
  • 1.17.1 Entrance through the eyes
  • 1.17.2 Entrance through the ears
  • 1.17.3 Entrance through the nose
  • 1.17.4 Entrance through the tongue
  • 1.17.5 Entrance through the body
  • 1.17.6 Entrance through the intellect
  • 1.18 Fusing the twelve ayatana (six sense organs and data)
  • 1.18.1 Eyes and form
  • 1.18.2 Ears and sound
  • 1.18.3 Nose and smell
  • 1.18.4 Tongue and taste
  • 1.18.5 Body and touch
  • 1.18.6 Intellect and dharma
  • 1.19 Fusing the eighteen fields or realms of the senses
  • 1.19.1 The field of sight-perception
  • 1.19.2 The field of sound-perception
  • 1.19.3 The field of smell-perception
  • 1.19.4 The field of taste-perception
  • 1.19.5 The field of touch-perception
  • 1.19.6 The field of the sixth consciousness
  • 1.20 Fusing the seven elements into the absolute to reveal the free intermingling of phenomenon and noumenon
  • 1.20.1 Exposing faulty differentiation
  • 1.20.2 Pointing to the one source
  • 1.20.3 Instruction on the seven elements
  • 1.21 Ananda's understanding expressed in his gatha
  • 2 The Phenomenon in the Tathagata Store
  • 2.1 The One Mind being the source of both delusion and enlightenment
  • 2.1.1 A probe into the disciple's understanding of noumen on and phenomenon to reveal the rise of illusions
  • 2.1.2 The real missed by cognizance of the false
  • 2.1.3 The three finer conditions of unenlightenment (basic ignorance: subject and object)
  • 2.1.4 The six coarser conditions of unenlightenment
  • 2.2 The law of continuity
  • 2.2.1 Continuity of the (physical) universe
  • 2.2.2 Continuity of living beings
  • 2.2.3 Continuity of karmic retribution
  • 2.2.4 The uncreated and unending
  • 2.2.5 The unhindered intermingling of noumenon and phenomenon
  • 2.2.6 Expounding the common source of delusion and enlightenment to sum up the intermingling of phenomenon and noumenon

3 - 4

  • 3 The Tathagata Store containing both noumenon and phenomenon
  • 3.1 Meditative study of the Mean (Dhyana)
  • 3.1.2 Simultaneous elimination of 'is' and 'is not' to reveal the True Mind
  • 3.1.3 The One Mind, sudden awakening and realization
  • 4 Self-enlightenment
  • 4.1 Objects contemplated in meditative studies
  • 4.1.1 Practice of meditation for self-enlightenment
  • 4.2 Expedient introduction on the One Mind
  • 4.2.1 Main instruction on the three meditative studies of the One Mind
  • 4.3 How to untie the six knots
  • 4.3.1 Meditation on the six sense data
  • 4.3.2 Meditation on the five sense organs
  • 4.3.3 Meditation on the six consciousnesses
  • 4.3.4 Meditation on the seven elements
  • 4.3.5 Meditation on the organ of hearing [Avalokiteshvara's method]
  • 4.3.6 Manjushri's gatha teaching the appropriate method for human beings

5 - 6

  • 5 The enlightenment of others
  • 5.1 Discipline and its three decisive steps: Sila, Dhyana and Prajna
  • 5.1.2 Prohibition against killing
  • 5.1.3 Prohibition against stealing
  • 5.1.4 Prohibition against lying
  • 6 Bodhisattva development into Buddhahood
  • 6.1 The Tathagata store from which arise both samsara and nirvana
  • 6.1.1 Origin of living beings and the world
  • 6.1.2 Twelve types of transformation
  • 6.1.3 Three gradual steps to wipe out samsara
  • 6.1.4 Progressive advance in Bodhisattva development
  • 6.1.5 Ten practical stages of Bodhisattva wisdom
  • 6.1.6 Ten acts of dedication (Parinaamana)
  • 6.1.7 Ten highest stages of Bodhisattva attainment (Dasabhumi)

Literature

  1. Buddhist Sutras Pdf
  2. Surangama Sutra Vol1 - Buddhist text translation society......
  3. Surangama Sutra Vol7 - Buddhist text translation society
  4. Surangama samadhi sutra
  5. Surangama new translation
  6. Surangama by Lu Kuan YÜ
  7. shurangama contents
  8. Suramgamasamadhisutra, Motilal Banarsidass, Nataraj Books USA, ISBN 10: 8120819314 /
  9. Buddhisttexts.org : shurangama-sutra

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