The Questions of Sagaramati
The Questions of Sagaramati (Skt. Sāgaramati-paripṛcchā; Tib. བློ་གྲོས་རྒྱ་མཚོས་ཞུས་པ།, Wyl. blo gros rgya mtshos zhus pa) begins in a courtyard in the city of Rajagriha, where the Buddha Shakyamuni, a celestial bodhisattva named Sagaramati, and many other gods and bodhisattvas converse on a wide variety of subjects relevant to the Great Vehicle and this touches on many issues of the bodhisattva path. They converse about the adversities that bodhisattvas must face, the pre-eminence of wisdom, how maras are to be defeated, the necessity of understanding the afflictive emotions of sentient beings, the importance of diligence, the commonalities between all phenomena and Buddhahood, the nature of the Dharma, and the importance of dedication. Much of the dialogue presupposes a duality between agents and objects, but at times Manjushri and other exalted beings challenge this and articulate the teachings in the light of the wisdom of non-duality.
- 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.
- English translation: The Questions of Sagaramati