Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva fundamental vow sutra

by Johnny Yu | 2005 | 21,827 words

Summary: The story of Ksitigarbha occurs in the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Purvapranidhana Sutra which is a popular Mahayana Sutra. This sutra is said to have been spoken by the Buddha towards the end of his life.

Ksitigarbha is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism and usually depicted as a Buddhist monk.

Original title of the text: Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva Pūrvapraṇidhāna Sūtra (क्षितिगर्भ बोधिसत्त्व पूर्वप्रणिधान सूत्र)

Translated from Sanskrit into Chinese by Tripitaka Shikshananda
Translated from Chinese into English by Johnny Yu

Dedication: On the behalf of my mother, brother and father, I dedicate all merits generated from this endeavor to the Dharmadhatu. May they expeditiously attain Enlightenment.

Permission is granted to re-distribute this translation verbatim for non-profit purposes.

Source: buddhism.org

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