Karunapundarika-sutra [sanskrit]

31,638 words

The Sanskrit edition of the ### (lit. “the sutra of the lotus of compassion”) is an ancient Mahayana scripture devoted to Buddha Padmottara, possibly dated to as early as the 3rd century A.D. The Karunapundarika-sutra praises Shakyamuni’s compassionate activities in the Kaliyuga (the degenerate period). Alternative titles: Karuṇāpuṇḍarīkasūtra (करुणापुण्डरीकसूत्र), Karuṇāpuṇḍarīka sūtra (करुणापुण्डरीक सूत्र, Karunapundarika-sutra).

Section 198-200

atha khalu kulaputra viśvagupto nāma māṇavako ratnagarbhasya tathāgatasya purataḥ saptaratnamayaṃ pīṭhaṃ sthāpayitvā śatasahasramūlyena prajñapanena prajñapya, tatra pīṭhe suvarṇapātraṃ sthāpayitvā saptaratnaparipūrṇasuvarṇamayaṃ bhṛṅgāraṃ saptaratnamayā yaṣṭirbuddhapramukhe bhikṣusaṅghe niyojitavān / sa āha - "bhaviṣyāmyahaṃ bhadanta bhagavannanāgate'dhvanyatikrānta ekagaṅgānadīvālikāsame'saṃkhyeye'vaśiṣṭe dvitīye tasmiṃśca bhadrakalpe tathāgato'rhan samyaksaṃbuddho vidyācaraṇasaṃpanno hīyamāne āyuṣi utpanne kaliyuganimitte tīvrarāgadveṣamohamānerṣyāmātsaryaparyutthitānāṃ sattvānāṃ mithyādṛṣṭyakalyāṇamitrasanniśritānāṃ sattvānāmakuśalamūlaparyutthitacittānāṃ kuśalamūlaparihīṇacittānāṃ samyagdṛṣṭivivarjitacittānāṃ mithyājīvākuśalacittānāṃ, parinirvṛte kanakamunau tathāgate saddharme'ntarhite'ndhe loke'nāyake viṃśativarṣasahasrikāyāṃ prajāyāṃ ahamanuttarāṃ samyaksaṃbodhimabhisaṃbudhyeyaṃ" /

tasya kulaputra viśvaguptasya brāhmaṇasya ratnagarbhastathāgata āha - "sādhu sādhu brāhmaṇa mahāvidvān jñānasamanvāgataḥ, tvaṃ satpuruṣotpanne kaliyuganimitte (KpSū 199) yāvadviṃśativarṣasahasrikāyāṃ prajāyāmandhe loke'nāyake praṇidhānaṃ kṛtaṃ / tena tvaṃ satpuruṣa vidvagañjakaruṇāśrayo nāma bhavasva / bhaviṣyasi tvaṃ vidvagañjakaruṇāśrayānāgate'dhvanyatikrāntānāmekagaṅgānadīvālikāsamānāmavaśiṣṭe dvitīye sahāyāṃ lokadhātau anupraviṣṭe bhadrake kalpe viṃśativarṣasahasrikāyāṃ prajāyāṃ kāśyapo nāma tathāgato bhaviṣyasi yāvadbuddho bhagavān" /

atha khalu kulaputra vidvagañjakaruṇāśrayo bodhisattvo ratnagarbhasya tathāgatasya pañcamaṇḍalena pādau śirasā vanditvaikānte'sthāt, ratnagarbhaṃ tathāgataṃ puṣpamālyagandhacūrṇairavakirati, ābhiśca gāthābhirabhistavamānaḥ /

"naravara hitakara ratikara janaka
smitamukha pramudita sumadhura vacanā /
sthānajñāna kuśala hitakarā daśabaladhara pravarā
jñānadhyānavimokṣapāramitā namo'stu te sugate //

bahucaryacarita vikasitavadanā atulāya bodhiya vyākṛtā /
tvayā bahubodhisattvanayutā vandāma te naravarā sugatā" /
iti //
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