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20. Sutra Of The Great Vehicle. Prajna paramita " the Noble Chandragarbha"

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ārya-candra-garbha-prajñā-pāramitā-mahāyāna-sūtra

Sutra Of The Great Vehicle. Prajna paramita " the Noble Chandragarbha"

    I bow down to all the Enlightened ones and Bodhisattvas!
    So I heard once.
    The blessed one was at the eagle peak in Rajagrha, along with an innumerable Benevolent Assembly of monks and a great number of Bodhisattvas. At this time, the bodhisattva-mahasattva Chandragarbha, who was in this environment, got up [from the seat] and addressed the Bessed One [with the following words]:
    Blessed one! How can Bodhisattvas be trained in the Perfection of Wisdom?
    Said so, and the Blessed one replied:
    Chandragarbha! All phenomena are free from being. This Is The Perfection Of Wisdom. Examples of this are as follows. The disk of the moon completely eliminates the darkness and rotates around the four continents without even thinking about it. Similarly, the bodhisattva-mahasattva is trained in the Perfection of Wisdom. Even without thinking, they revolve with the power of compassion around the four errors and by nature eliminate the obscurations-kleshi, [acting] without thinking.
    Chandragarbha asked:
    Blessed one! How do the Bodhisattvas ' wisdom come to Perfection?
    The Blessed one replied:
    Son of a [noble] family! The perfections of bodhisattva wisdom are two - part-polluted and uncontaminated.
    Son of a [noble] family! Such is the polluted Wisdom among them. [This is] the realization by virtue of the aspiration of dropping the comprehension of the perceiver and the perceived in the temporary [States] of the levels of practice. This is the polluted Perfection of Wisdom.

    Son of a [noble] family! Such is the uncontaminated Perfection of Wisdom! This is the non-conceptual wisdom of the path of vision. [Why?] Because wisdom is nonconceptual and free from all thoughts.
    Son of a [noble] family! [It is] The perfection of Wisdom, since it also does not reside in any extremes of this shore or the other! Wisdom is the absence of its own nature in everything, from form to omniscience. Therefore, the Perfection of Wisdom should be understood as the absence of one's own nature. It should be understood that all phenomena, such as form, etc., are incomprehensible in three times, are not bound and are not released.
    Son of a [noble] family! Since all phenomena are equal, the Perfection of wisdom is equality. Since all phenomena have no cessation, the Perfection of Wisdom is the absence of cessation. Since all phenomena are without characteristics, the Perfection of Wisdom is the absence of characteristics. Since all phenomena are unborn, the Perfection of Wisdom is the absence of birth. Since all phenomena do not disappear, the Perfection of Wisdom is the absence of suppression. Since all phenomena are not transitory, the Perfection of Wisdom is the absence of coming to anything. Since all phenomena do not move, the Perfection of Wisdom is the absence of movement. Since all phenomena are impermanent, the perfection of Wisdom is impermanence. Since all phenomena do not differ, the Perfection of Wisdom is the absence of discrimination. Since all phenomena are of one essence, the Perfection of Wisdom is this one essence-meaning. Since all phenomena are essentially non-existent, the Perfection of Wisdom is the nature of non-being.
In short, since everything has transcended characteristics, its own nature, and this essence, it is the Perfection of Wisdom. This is the mantra of Perfection of Wisdom:

    In short, since everything has transcended characteristics, its own nature, and this essence, it is the Perfection of Wisdom. This is the mantra of Perfection of Wisdom:

    tadyathā oṁ prajñe prajñe mahā prajñe candra prajñe sarvaśā sakari svāhā

    All phenomena arise from a cause. This is the truth of the relative level. The absence of one's own nature, the absence of mental constructions, and the highest reality itself is an object of the absolute level.
    The Blessed one said so. Chandragarbha bodhisattva, together with the whole world, including the environment, gods, people, asuras and gandharvas, rejoiced and praised what the Blessed one had said.
    Thus ends the Great Chariot Sutra, the Perfection of Wisdom "noble Chandragarbha".

     Translated by Lama Karma Paljor.

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