Manjushri's Teaching

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Manjushri’s Teaching (Skt. Mañjuśrīnirdeśa; Tib. འཇམ་དཔལ་གྱིས་བསྟན་པ།, Wyl.’jam dpal gyis bstan pa) — a sutra in which the bodhisattva Manjushri approaches the Buddha, who is teaching the Dharma in Shravasti, and offers him the shade of a jewelled parasol. The god Susima, who is in the audience, asks Manjushri whether he is satisfied with his offering, to which Manjushri replies that those who seek enlightenment should never be content with making offerings to the Buddha. Susima then asks what purpose one should keep in mind when making offerings to the Buddha. In response, Manjushri lists a set of four purposes: (1) the mind of awakening, (2) liberating all [[sentient beings[[, (3) preserving unbroken the lineage of the Three Jewels, and (4) purifying the buddha realms.[1]


The Tibetan translation of this sutra can be found in the General Sutra section of the Tibetan Kangyur, Toh 177


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