The main topic of this sūtra is an explanation of how the Buddha and all things share the very same empty nature. Through a set of similes, the sūtra shows how an illusion-like Buddha may dispense appropriate teachings to sentient beings in accordance with their propensities. His activities are effortless since his realization is free from concepts. Thus, the Tathāgata’s non-conceptual awareness results in great compassion beyond any reference point. (Summary from 84000 Reading Room)
Relevance to Buddha-nature
One of the sūtra sources referenced several times in the Uttaratantra.
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- D100 (thirty folios) and Taishō 357–359.
- J9–10. Note however that "dhātu" (Tib. khams) in this quote could just as well be read as "realm."
|Other Titles||~ ārya-sarvabuddha-viṣayāvatāra-jñānālokālaṃkāra-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra|
|Text exists in||~ Tibetan|
|Canonical Genre||~ Kangyur · Sūtra · mdo sde · Sūtranta|
|Literary Genre||~ Sūtras - mdo|
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