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The Sūtra on the Eightfold Auspiciousnesses (Skt. maṅgalāṣṭakasūtra; Tib. བཀྲ་ཤིས་བརྒྱད་པའི་མདོ།, Wyl. bkra shis brgyad pa'i mdo, or more fully Skt. ārya maṃgalāṣṭaka nāma mahāyāna sūtra; Wyl. 'phags pa bkra shis brgyad pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po'i mdo) - a sutra expounded by buddha Shakyamuni while residing in Vaiśālī in the Mango Grove, on the request of Rabtsal from the Licchavis. The Buddha explains about eight Buddha-fields that lie in the east, the Tathāgatas who dwell there, and the benefits acquired by reciting their names.
- Sūtra of the Eight Fortunes