The Miraculous Play of Manjushri

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The Miraculous Play of Manjushri (Skt. Mañjuśrī-vikrīḍita; Tib. འཇམ་དཔལ་རྣམ་པར་རོལ་པ།, Wyl. ‘jam dpal rnam par rol pa) presents a series of profound teachings within a rich narrative structure involving a beautiful courtesan’s daughter. A banker’s son has purchased her favours, but while they are riding together toward a pleasure garden the girl’s attention is captivated instead by the radiantly attractive Manjushri, who gives her instructions related to the meaning of the mind set on awakening. The sutra deals with well-known Mahayana themes, but places special emphasis on the emptiness and sameness of all phenomena.


The Tibetan translation of this sutra can be found in the General Sutra section of the Tibetan Kangyur, Toh 96.

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