The Questions of Gunaratnasankusumita

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In The Questions of Gunaratnasankusumita (Skt. Guṇa-ratna-saṅkusumita-paripṛcchā; Tib. ཡོན་ཏན་རིན་ཆེན་མེ་ཏོག་ཀུན་ཏུ་རྒྱས་པས་ཞུས་པ།, Wyl. yon tan rin chen me tog kun tu rgyas pas zhus pa), Gunaratnasankusumita asks the Buddha Shakyamuni whether there might be other Buddhas in other realms whose names carry the power to produce awakening. The Buddha responds that there are, in fact, buddhas whose names are so efficacious that simply by remembering them, the disciple will be awakened. The Buddha then names the buddhas of the ten directions, their worlds and eons, and the specific effects that knowing each of their names will have on disciples with faith.[1]


This sutra (Toh 78) is the thirty-fourth among forty-nine sutras (Toh 45 to Toh 93) included in the Heap of Jewels collection in the Tibetan Kangyur.


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.