The Kongokyo Or Diamond Sutra[2

At one time the Buddha stayed at Anathapindaka's Garden in the grove of Jeta in the kingdom of Sravasti he was together with 1,250 great Bhikshus. When the meal time came the World-honoured One put on his cloak and, holding his bowl, entered the great city of Sravasti, where he begged for food. Having finished his begging from door to door, he came back to his own place, and took his meal. 1. Dharanindhara in Sanskrit, the supporter of the earth. 2 Kongokyo in Japanese. The full title in...

On Believing In Mind Shinjinnomei[2

The Perfect Way knows no difficulties Except that it refuses to make preferences Only when freed from hate and love, It reveals itself fully and without disguise 1. Since this translation from the Transmission of the Lamp, two Tun-huang MSS. containing the text have come to light. The one is in the Masters and Disciples of the Lanka (Leng-chia Shihtzu Chi), already published, and the other still in MS., which however the present author intends to have reproduced in facsimile before long. They...

Prayer On The Occasion Of Feeding The Hungry Ghosts

If one wishes to know all the Buddhas of the past, present, and future, one should contemplate the nature of this Dharmadhatu essentially as the creation of Absolute Mind. Adoration to the Buddhas in the ten quarters Adoration to the Dharma pervading the ten quarters Adoration to the Sangha in the ten quarters Adoration to Sakyamuni the Buddha who is our Master Adoration to Kwanzeon the Bodhisattva, who is the great compassionate and pitying one, ready to save beings from afflictions Adoration...

The Ryogonkyo Or Surangama Sutra[1

There are in the Chinese Tripitaka two sutras bearing the title. Surangama. but they are entirely different in contents. The first one was translated into Chinese by 1. Sutra of Heroic Deed. Kumarajiva between 402-412 and consists of two fascicles. The second one in ten fascicles was translated by Paramiti in 705. and this is the one used by the Zen and also by the Shingon. The reason why it is used by the Shingon is because it contains the description of a mandala and a mantram called...

The Yemmei Kwannon Tenclause Sutra[1

Adoration to Kwanzeon Adoration to the Buddha To the Buddha we are related In terms of cause and effect. Depending on the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, Nirvana is possible which is eternal, ever-blessed, autonomous, and free from defilements. Every morning our thoughts are on Kwanzeon, Every evening our thoughts are on Kwanzeon. Every thought is not separated from the Mind. 1. Yemmei means Prolonging life when one daily recites this short document in ten clauses relating to Kwannon,...