The Questions of Ratnacandra

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The Questions of Ratnacandra (Skt. Ratnacandraparipṛcchā; Tib. རིན་ཆེན་ཟླ་བས་ཞུས་པ།, Wyl. rin chen zla bas zhus pa) is a sutra in which Ratnacandra, a prince from the country of Magadha, requests the Buddha Shakyamuni to reveal the names of the ten buddhas who dwell in the ten directions. Prince Ratnacandra has been told that hearing the names of these ten buddhas ensures that one will attain awakening at some point in the future. The Buddha confirms this and discloses their names, as well as details of their respective buddha realms, such as the names of these realms and their many unique qualities.


The Tibetan translation of this sutra can be found in the General Sutra section of the Tibetan Kangyur, Toh 164.