The Collected Teachings on the Bodhisatva

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In The Collected Teachings on the Bodhisatva (Skt. Bodhisatvapiṭaka; Tib. བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་དཔའི་སྡེ་སྣོད།, Wyl. byang chub sems dpa'i sdo snod), the Buddha describes in detail the views and practices that are to be followed by the bodhisatva, the ideal Mahayana practitioner. Through his interactions with human and nonhuman interlocutors, and through stories of various past buddhas, we are led step by step through the topics of renunciation, the mind of awakening, the four immeasurables, and the six perfections. Among the many accounts of past buddhas included in the sutra, we find the story of the prophecy made by the Buddha Dipankara to the brahmin Megha about his future attainment of awakening as the Buddha Shakyamuni. [1]


The Tibetan translation of this sutra can be found in the Heap of Jewels section of the Tibetan Dergé Kangyur, Toh 56

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  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.