Samadhiraja Sutra, aka: Samādhirāja Sūtra; 1 Definition(s)

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The Samādhirāja Sūtra is a Buddhist sutra dating to c. 2nd century CE. The Samādhirāja Sūtra is often cited as an important source for śamatha instructions by the Kagyu tradition, particularly via commentary by Gampopa. It has been called "a text of capital importance for the Mahayana philosophical school called Madhyamaka . . . quoted extensively in sastric literature." The Samadhiraja Sutra is part of the Kagyupa transmission known as the Do Tenzin Gyalpo teaching (The King of Samadhi Teaching).

The sūtra declares its main theme to be a particular samādhi that is supposed to be the key to all elements in the path and to all the virtues and merits of buddhas and bodhisattvas. This state of mind, or spiritual practice, is called "the samādhi that is manifested as the sameness of the essential nature of all dharmas" (sarva-dharma-svabhavā-samatā-vipañcita-samādhi).

Etymology:

Also know as the Candrapradīpa Sūtra (Sanskrit). Commonly known as the King of Samadhi Sutra (Samādhirājasūtra, Tib. ting nge 'dzin gyi rgyal po'i mdo), it is also known as the Moon Lamp Sutra (Skt. Candrapradīpa Sutra, Tib. zla ba sgron me’i mdo).

Other names:

Tibetan: 'Phags-pa chos thams-cad kyi rang-bzhin mnyam-pa-nyid rnam-par spros-pa ting-nge-'dzin gyi rgyal-po zhes byaba theg-pa chen-po'i mdo. (title in the Kanjur )
Sanskrit: Sarva-dharmasvabhavā-samatā-vipancita-samādhirāja-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra (Sanskrit title given in the sutra itself)
Chinese: Yueh-teng san-mei ching, (corresponding to Candrapradīpa-samādhisūtra.)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

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