The King of the Array of All Dharma Qualities
The King of the Array of All Dharma Qualities (Skt. Sarvadharmaguṇavyūharāja; Tib. ཆོས་ཐམས་ཅད་ཀྱི་ཡོན་ཏན་བཀོད་པའི་རྒྱལ་པོ་, Wyl. chos thams cad kyi yon tan bkod pa’i rgyal po) (Toh. 114) — at the request of the bodhisattvas Vajrapani and Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha teaches his audience on a selection of brief but disparate topics belonging to the general Mahayana tradition: how to search for a spiritual friend and live in solitude, the benefits of venerating Avalokiteshvara’s name, the obstacles that Mara may create for practitioners, and warnings on how easy it is to lose one’s determination to be free from samsara. The sutra also includes two dharanis that the Buddha and Vajrapani teach in turn.
- 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.
- (Toh 114) Derge Kangyur, vol. 51 (mdo sde, ja), folios 181.a-195.b.