A Discourse On the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra, Vol. 3, p. 327

Quotes From the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra

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


“World-Honored One, there is no unsurpassed transmundane wisdom that is gradually attained or realized through the progressive elimination of the four kinds of entrenched afflictions or their associated causes and conditions. Any wisdom that is attained or realized progressively can never be the unsurpassed transmundane wisdom. World-Honored One, what is described metaphorically as diamond is the wisdom about the Ultimate Truth. World-Honored One, the initial and basic wisdom about the noble truths attained by the sound hearers and solitary realizers who have not yet eliminated the entrenchment of beginningless ignorance is not the wisdom about the Ultimate Truth.”


Excerpts From A Discourse on the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra

Venerable Xiao Pingshi


“Such unsurpassed transmundane wisdom, at the moment of being attained, is the total realization of the basic consciousness of tathagatagarbha. There is no partial or gradual realization of tathagatagarbha, and the entirety of the mind entity of tathagatagarbha is realized at the moment of enlightenment. As for gradual realization, it happens only after the sudden enlightenment of the True Mind in the Chan School. Such gradual realization refers to the slow and sequential accumulation of the knowledge of the intrinsic nature and all the functions of tathagatagarbha, which is different from the realization of the mind entity of tathagatagarbha. At the instant you have found the tathagatagarbha, you have discovered its totality, the entire mind entity of tathagatagarbha  is revealed right before your eyes, without any hindrance. Only the wisdom of the true reality prajna derived from such realization can be the unsurpassed transmundane wisdom.” 

A Discourse on the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra, Vol. 3, p. 327