Essentially a discourse on merit, particularly that of the buddhas who have accumulated it over countless eons, this sūtra is quoted briefly in the Ratnagotravibhāga in the context of the adventitious nature of the afflictions and the pure nature of the mind.
From 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha:
The Sūtra of the Questions of Gaganagañja (Gaganagañjaparipṛcchāsūtra, Toh 148) is an important canonical work centering on the bodhisattva Gaganagañja’s inquiries to the Buddha, his display of seven miracles, and dialogue between various figures about core Mahāyāna principles. The sūtra covers topics such as the bodhisattva path, bodhicitta, concentration, buddha activity, wisdom (jñāna), as well as predictions about the future enlightenment of disciples. Throughout the discourse, the sky (gagana) is used as the central metaphor for emptiness (śūnyatā) and nonduality (advaya) to describe the nature of reality. (Source: 84000)
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Apart from that, this sūtra is not related to the notion of buddha nature. (pp. 46-47)
- D148 (eighty-eight folios) as well as Taishō 397 (8) and 404.
|Other Titles||~ ārya-gaganagañja-paripṛcchā-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra|
|Text exists in||~ Tibetan|
|Canonical Genre||~ Kangyur · Sūtra · mdo sde · Sūtranta|
|Literary Genre||~ Sūtras - mdo|
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