Bouquet of Flowers

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In this sutra, Bouquet of Flowers (Skt. Kusumasañcaya; Tib. མེ་ཏོག་གི་ཚོགས།, Wyl. me tog gi tshogs), Buddha Shakyamuni describes a vast array of wondrous, far-off world systems each inhabited by buddhas who teach the Dharma there. The Buddha says that hearing those buddhas’ names, brings a wide range of benefits, all of which are ultimately directed toward attaining unexcelled, perfect and complete awakening. In this sutra, the Buddha’s main interlocutor is Shariputra, but he also interacts with Ajita and Mahakashyapa.[1]

Text

No Sanskrit version is currently extant. In addition to its Tibetan translation, this text was also translated into Chinese, Korean, and Mongolian. This suggests that it enjoyed some popularity in India.

Tibetan Translation

The Tibetan translation of this sutra can be found in the General Sutra section of the Tibetan Dergé Kangyur, Toh 266. It was edited and finalized by a translation team consisting of the Indian preceptor Jñanasiddhi, the chief editor-translator Dharmatashila, and others.

References

  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.