The Aspiration of Samantabhadra

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Another translation with commentary:

http://kalachakranet.org/teachings/com- ... 006-A4.pdf
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This is great, thanks.
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The Aspiration, plus more from the Avatamsaka Sutra:

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/samantabhadra.pdf
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Not sure why this thread is in the Vajrayana area, this text is just plain Mahayana.

There is a Dzogchen text with the same title or called the Prayer of Samantabhadra.
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Nicholas wrote:Not sure why this thread is in the Vajrayana area, this text is just plain Mahayana.

There is a Dzogchen text with the same title or called the Prayer of Samantabhadra.

Yes but it's practiced heavily in Vajrayana. I am unaware of non-Tibetan traditions that practice the prayer by itself, do they?

And yeah I'm familiar with the "other Samantabhadra".;)
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johnny dangerous wrote:
Nicholas wrote:Not sure why this thread is in the Vajrayana area, this text is just plain Mahayana.

There is a Dzogchen text with the same title or called the Prayer of Samantabhadra.

Yes but it's practiced heavily in Vajrayana. I am unaware of non-Tibetan traditions that practice the prayer by itself, do they?

And yeah I'm familiar with the "other Samantabhadra".;)

Sure, in China, Japan, Korea the verse section is recited alone or as part of bodhisattva practices, like the link from BuddhaNet above.
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Nicholas wrote:
johnny dangerous wrote:
Nicholas wrote:Not sure why this thread is in the Vajrayana area, this text is just plain Mahayana.

There is a Dzogchen text with the same title or called the Prayer of Samantabhadra.

Yes but it's practiced heavily in Vajrayana. I am unaware of non-Tibetan traditions that practice the prayer by itself, do they?

And yeah I'm familiar with the "other Samantabhadra".;)

Sure, in China, Japan, Korea the verse section is recited alone or as part of bodhisattva practices, like the link from BuddhaNet above.
I didn't realize it was recited commonly by itself elsewhere, thanks!
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This vital practice of recitation is so important to encourage altruistic, Mahayana tendencies that it is time to add another translation of these 60 or so verses.

http://www.siddharthasintent.org/assets ... rayers.pdf
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