The Absorption of the Thus-Gone One’s Wisdom Seal

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In The Absorption of the Thus-Gone One’s Wisdom Seal (Skt. Tathāgata-jñāna-mudrā-samādhi; Tib. དེ་བཞིན་གཤེགས་པའི་ཡེ་ཤེས་ཀྱི་ཕྱག་རྒྱའི་ཏིང་ངེ་འཛིན།, Wyl. de bzhin gshegs pa’i ye shes kyi phyah rgya’i ting nge ‘dzin), a vast number of bodhisattvas request the Buddha Shakyamuni to teach them about his state of meditative absorption. In his responses to various interlocutors, including the bodhisattvas Manjushri and Maitreya, the Buddha expounds on this profound state, exhorting them to accomplish it themselves. The sutra also describes the qualities of bodhisattvas and their stages of development.[1]


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.


The Tibetan translation of this sutra can be found in the General Sutra section of the Tibetan Kangyur, Toh 131.