Adhyasayasamcodana Sutra

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Adhyasayasamcodana Sutra (Skt. adhyāśayasaṃcodanasūtra; Tib. ལྷག་བསམ་སྐུལ་བའི་མདོ་, lhaksam kulwé do, Wyl. lhag bsam skul ba'i mdo), The Sutra which Incites Resolve, is one of the 49 sutras in the Ratnakuta section of the Kangyur (Toh 69).

It is directed at reforming the conduct of sixty bodhisattvas who have lost their sense of purpose and confidence in their ability to practise the Dharma. The bodhisattva Maitreya leads them to seek counsel from the Buddha, who explains the causes these bodhisattvas created in former lives that resulted in their current circumstance. They make a commitment to change their ways, which pleases the Buddha, and this leads him to engage in a dialogue with the bodhisattva Maitreya on how bodhisattvas, including those in the future age of final degeneration, the final half-millennium, should avoid faults and uphold conduct that accords with the Dharma.[1]


The Tibetan translation of this sutra can be found in the Heap of Jewels section of the Tibetan Dergé Kangyur, Toh 69

Alternative Translations

  • The Sutra That Inspires Noble Intentions (AP)
  • Inspiring Determination (84000)


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.