The Prediction for Brahmashri

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The Prediction for Brahmashri (Skt. Brahmaśrīvyākaraṇa; Tib. ཚངས་པའི་དཔལ་ལུང་བསྟན་པ།, Wyl. tshangs pa’i dpal lung bstan pa) is a short dialogue that features an encounter between the Buddha, out on his daily alms round, and a group of children playing on the outskirts of Shravasti. One precocious boy named Brahmashri offers the Buddha the pavilion he has made of sand or dirt. The Blessed One accepts it and then transforms it into one made of precious metals and jewels. Seeing this wonder, the boy Brahmashri makes a vow to become a Buddha himself in the future, and this prompts the Buddha to smile and give a prediction of Brahmashri’s future awakening.[1]


The Tibetan translation of this sutra can be found in the General Sutra section of the Tibetan Dergé Kangyur, Toh 189


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.