Exposition of the Sutra of Brahma’s Net. Edited and Translated by A. Charles Muller. Published by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Distributed by the. At that time, he contemplated the wonderful Jewel Net hung in Lord Brahma’s palace and preached the Brahma Net Sutra for the Great Assembly. He said. Sūtra of the Brahma Net: Rocana Buddha Pronounces the Chapter on the Bodhisattva Precepts Arising from the Mind Ground. Translated from Sanskrit into .
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He would rather enter into brahmajaala for kalpas so that he will not hear such words, than abandon his filial dutifulness, malign the Buddha precepts, or incite others to destroy the Dharma.
Using all the ingredients of my life. Bdahmajala vow not to be covetous and to be generous. Here, a certain ascetic or Brahmin is a logician, a reasoner. If one purposely violates any precept, it is a minor sin. I don’t say it is otherwise. Thus it is recognized that the first three classes of “eel-wrigglers” have a moral conscience.
He should accept discredit and give others credit.
These are divided into: And I don’t say it is not, and I don’t not say it is not. He must not create the causes, conditions, methods, or karma braymajala praising himself and disparaging others. If he imparts the precepts for benefits, it is a minor sin. If one purposely invites particular monks, it is a minor sin.
This sutra introduces Suutra and his relationship to Gautama Buddha. This is the way in which the self is completely annihilated. As rebirth life after life is the abiding rule for all, I should always practice letting live, and teach others to do the same.
Wrong view numbers 19 – Here, they concluded upon their past life that, “Before this, there were no Atta and Loka. Therefore the self cannot be declared to be either finite or infinite”] Translated by BB, pp. Since he does not view it in the wrong way, he realizes by himself the extinction of defilements i.
If one purposely visits such places, it is a minor sin. These two qualities are called “guardians of the world” cf. Because of his dullness and stupidity, when he is questioned he resorts to evasive statements and wriggles like an eel: Because I have attained to such a state of concentration that I dwell perceiving the world as infinite.
They are permanent, stable, eternal, not subject to change, the same for ever and ever. So too are the Dharma Doors methods of cultivation taught by the Buddhas. For here is the wanderer Suppiya finding fault in all sorts of ways with the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha, while his pupil Brahmadatta in various ways defends them.
A fuller description is as follows:. He should not involve himself in the causes, conditions, methods, or karma of lying, saying that he has seen what he has not seen or vice versa, or lying implicitly through physical or mental means.
If instead, he causes them to have upside-down, topsy-turvy thinking, he commits a Parajika offense. These precepts, their essence being purity, are the origin of all the precepts for sentient beings. I can’t say it’s true because I don’t know and I can’t deny it’s true because I don’t know. DA says these dwell on the plane of the Four Great Kings i. This is the second case.
And there he sjtra, mind-made, feeding on delight, self-luminous, moving through the air, glorious – and he stays like that for a very long time. Being satisfied with what I have. This world is neither finite nor infinite. These view-points thus grasped and adhered to will lead to such-and-such destination in another world.
All of the followers of these beliefs defended and clung to their faith and didn’t believe in other faiths. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. The sutra itself claims that it is the final chapter of a much longer Sanskrit text, but such a text has wutra been found. Here a certain ascetic or Brahmin is a logician, a reasoner.
The Brahmajala Sutra and the Ten Precepts – Great Lake Zen Center
During the summer meditation retreat, all activities should be done in accordance with the Dharma. Seeking the Dharma, he travels hundreds or even thousands of lis to come to a master. Although ancient Chinese masters doubted these ages, they were cautious not to change them. One should frequently deliver others by teaching them the Bodhisattva precepts.
According to the sutra, the 10 Major Bodhisattva Precepts are in summary: