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A Discourse On the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra, Vol. 3, p. 225-226

Quotes From the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra

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

 

“Both the sravaka vehicles are included in the Mahayana, which is the Buddha vehicle. Therefore, all three are in essence one single vehicle. Those who attain the one vehicle attain anuttarasamyaksaṃbodhi. Anuttarasamyaksaṃbodhi is the realm of nirvana, which is the Dharma-Body of the Tathagata.”

 

Excerpts From A Discourse on the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra

Venerable Xiao Pingshi 

 

 Therefore, if they turn away from the lesser vehicles, practitioners of the sravaka and pratyekabuddha vehicles will invariably enter the Great Vehicle because there is no other dharma for them to cultivate. Cultivation can be continued only in the Dharma of the Great Vehicle, which is the cultivation toward Buddhahood. Thus, the Great Vehicle is the Buddha Vehicle, apart from which there is no other way to attain Buddhahood. Hence, it is said that the three vehicles are essentially one single vehicle, and the dharma of this single vehicle enables Buddhist practitioners to attain the fruition of the supreme, complete, and perfect enlightenment. However, what is the state of the supreme, complete, and perfect enlightenment and what are the contents realized in this state? They are none other than the attributes of the Ultimate Nirvana, which is the Dharma-Body of the Tathagata, and that is the state of the Immaculate Consciousness (the amalavijñāna).”

A Discourse on the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra, Vol. 3, pp. 225-226


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