A Discourse On the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra, Vol. 6, p. 208

Quotes From the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra

(Sutra on the Lion’s Roar of Srimala), Vol. 1


“There are two subjects that are difficult to comprehend: the mind that is inherently pure and the fact that this [same] mind has been contaminated by defilements. These two subjects can be heard and accepted by you and the Bodhisattvas-Māhasattvas who have achieved the great Dharma, whereas others, namely the hearers, can only believe in Buddha’s words.”

Translation of the scriptural passage was adapted from Diana Paul’s rendition. [Paul, D. (2004)]


Excerpts From A Discourse on the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra

Venerable Xiao Pingshi


“Once you have found your own ‘mind that is inherently pure,’ you will realize that we are all encompassed by it. Our five aggregates are within this mind and have never been apart from it. They have never operated outside it; they have always been within it. This inherently pure mind remains pure and uncontaminated while operating to assist us, whereas we, the products of this pure mind, are defiled and contaminated.”

A Discourse on the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra, Vol. 6, p. 208