By Vimuktisena, Haribhadra, Gareth Sparham

ISBN-10: 0895819937

ISBN-13: 9780895819932

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Now he has to explain the distinctive feature mark so he says, [The Lord] also says the mark distinguishing [the practice] is the sixteen instants with the truths for their range distin­ guished by the unthinkability feature and so on.

He uses the example of the great jewels of Jambu-dvlpa to say that there are many hindrances to this [Perfection of Wisdom] as with [those valuable things], but due to the Buddha's might [certain Bodhisattvas] scatter the hin­ drances, and [face] no obstacles to perfecting all the bright dharmas. And why? He uses the example of a mother with many children to say all noble beings— the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and so on in all of the regions in the ten direc­ tions—bring her to mind, and that they will arrange shelter and so on for [Bodhisattvas] who are intent on this [Perfec­ tion of Wisdom].

They enable a Bodhisattva to manifest differ­ ent forms]. [Second], there are two mental creation defiled states: when they are swayed towards a pleasant form that is a mental creation and when they are repulsed by an unpleas­ ant form that is a mental creation. " Thus those who resort to the perception that pleasant and unpleasant forms are contingent on each other, and follow one from the other, attain the perception that each has the same taste as the other, whereby they get control over what they want to believe about form.

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