Akshayamatinirdesha [english]

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The English translation of the Akshayamatinirdesha: an ancient Mahayana Sutra devoted to the Bodhisattva Akshayamati, recognized as one of the sixteen bodhisattvas of the Bhadrakalpa (fortunate aeon). The text expounds the practices and ethics of the Bodhisatva way of life. Original titles: Akṣayamatinirdeśa (अक्षयमतिनिर्देश), Akṣayamatinirdeśasūt...

III. Root of Religion,

[Sanskrit text for this chapter is available]

Then the venerable Śāradvatīputra addressed himself to the bodhisattva Akṣayamati: – Why, son of good family, is your name “Imperishable Intelligence”?Akṣayamati said: – The name “Imperishable Intelligence” is the outcome of having all moments of existence as object. For what reason? Because of the imperishability of all moments of existence?Śāradvatīputra said: – Be inspired in your speech, son of good family, on the subject of the bodhisattvas’ teaching of the imperishability of all moments of existence;

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