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Yogi C. M. Chen A Short Introduction
This Dragon-King Sutra implies profound wisdom. In it Buddha settled the struggle between the Asuras and Gods and that between the Garudas and Dragons. Anyone who repeats it may become enlightened and get protection from all the eight departments of protectors, namely, Deavs, Nagas, Yaksas, Gandharvas, Asuras, Garudas, Kinnara, and Mahoraga. I was advised by heavenly instruction that I should find this Sutra in the Chinese Tripitaka and repeat it. As this Sutra is much longer than the Diamond Sutra, it was not separately repeated by anyone except those who read the whole Tripitaka. Hence there was no such Sutra printed separately by any publisher. I therefore summarized all those essences into some stanzas and printed them for those who may wish to repeat them, especially those who work on the oceans as navigators and mariners. Now I have been trusted to translate it into English. I hope it can flourish all over the earth between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------On Condor Mount, where Buddha held a meeting A great precious canopy was in sight! With many different jewels, pearls and brooches, They all were so pure shining in a great light! From the canopy fell flowers and incense, A very loud thunder was heard from the sky. Maudgalya (Buddha's disciple) was inspired by Buddha to ask, What was this nice, auspicious symbol and why? Buddha replied, "The Dragon King Will come to me soon in this place." And so he came with family, Worshipped, offered with best praise! He said, "Buddha can distinguish Evil persons from the good ones. Buddha saw all things were void, All Mayas happened only once ! Buddha performed Six Paramitas, All his good wills have been carried out! He is the great Hero in this world, Purified all our sins in Nought!" After the King praised Buddha, he then asked: "What should be the Bodhisattva's actions?
One who's skilled in preaching Dharma may obtain Ear-power and at far places hear others sing! One who's skilled in controlling one's mind." (4) The Dragon King offered many jewels. and like Dharma (1) Know every person's thinking. Dharma too silent. May do everything at one's Will! One practicing all kinds of good Dharma. Neither praise oneself highly with a false pride (4). (7) Non-Wonder sees Non-Karma. (10) These ten things are the deep Dharma. There is non-Dharma one may hear! (9) I have no feelings of Karma. one should not harm others (1). Bless all beings to get the Buddhahood! Dragon King asked the Six Paramitas again: Buddha replied. And Buddha's wisdom and his foretelling?" Buddha taught him with the following four things: "To get rid of sins. And wished to attain the Buddha's light. (2) View one's body and Dharma as non-ego (3) One's body and Dharma then become void! (4) One's mind silent. (2) All conduct aimed at white Karma. "One must hold the Wisdom Sword. (Buddha. (3) Know the purity of all things. (5) Oneself and Dharma both become quiet! (6) Non-Body sees Non-Dharma. (1) One's body and Dharma as purified. Whose value is equal to the whole world. One who's skilled in seeing Buddha may obtain The heaven-eye power and can see all things.How to be rid of evil and get power. One practicing the Six Remembrance. . May get Asrava Kasaya-Jnana! (A supernatural consciousness of the Waning of Vicious Propensities) View one's body and Dharma as natural. Sila. God) May know in the past lives of all things! One renouncing all the dirts of evil. Alms. Four things may obtain Prophecy: Meek in temper. Sangha. May know that which another's thinking. Dharma. (8) When body seems with no ear. Keep ten goodnesses (2). don't talk of other's faults (3).
Nor by the Three Periods nor inside nor outside. patience becomes fine. no insight. When all things have been given equally to others. Man and I and View all three are pure. Dharma and Dharmadhatu all are pure.Give alms equally of all things and one's self. nor by consciousness. nor to gather the laws. Give others equally and with all Dharma's word. no knowledge. All Dharma is pure. Nor by awakeness. Nor outside nor any place to abide! For all where Chan does not attach. No thing to depend upon is good guide. One may view it but not catch it. To save fools is wisdom real and right. Who will hate the disturbance of mind? As mind is naturally of non-thing. But nowhere they may be gathered. Really feel no-thing but not hide! Chan uses wisdom to get rest. All are of nature in the same source! Dharma and Buddha all are natural. Neither is there a thing to be obtained. There is no thing that needs Diligence. One may obtain the quality of Buddhahood! Keep the Vinaya not by body. Nor make non-form of another! No craving. mouth and mind. unspeakable and sure! All four Dhyanas and Six Paramitas Vulgar conditions are able to cure! . This non-obtaining is the diligence! The mind of Chan is not inside. there is neither man nor me. In patience. Man and Dharma have not separated. No action attached to all those Dharmas. Nor is there any objectivity of mine. To save beings in the way that's best! Wisdom views all Dharma as quiet. Neither to renounce. They are in nature. This is the true patience of real kind! Diligence is to view but not to follow.
(2) Endless power to see men's thinkings. The literature is like this too. Non-fear of evil-states and their meeting. endurance beauty. Endless rebuttal! Again. speech may be Dharma in nature. He does not hold fast any speech nor non-speech. Actually there is not any real assurance! Just like all Dharmas have their name in words. When one is free from all five illusions. All our conducts follow the Doctrine influence!" Again Buddha taught the whole control of body. Who knows where does the speech arrive? Nor knows anywhere it gathers into? Conditionally we say realization. Work hard is perfection. Keeping all the above teachings is important." . Which was a doctrine named "The Entire Control". Keep steps as spine. Endless wisdom. (3) Endless skill to give men teaching. Non-fear of falling into any rebutting. Non-fear of cutting all doubts whatever. "Keep the truth as your head. Endless understanding. (4) Again there is the endlessness of non-fear. Law family. Then Sunyata of all things can be seen. Keep law as throat. keep sunyata as the ribs. Again there's no end of literal meeting. keep the mind as your face. Dhyana well fed. there are four endless forces: Endless endurance to do things. They all appear only in illusion. Pure mind is mother. Almsgiving is food. Bodhi-branches are party. "Endless discrimination. All words. deep doctrine as umbilicus. (1) Endless world wisdom to cut doubts. keen skill is father. All holy preachings are endless scripture!" Buddha taught Dragon King with endless teachings.Buddha thinks not with his mind or consciousness! Real Dharma has no speech nor literature. Best agreement is Prajna Paramita. Forget its purity and nothing to keep. The vast Dharma surely has no end.
Don't give rise or produce any kind of form. They all fell here through their lustful Karmas. All your conducts will be also perfect." Sariputra (disciple) heard it and asked Buddha: "I never heard such a profound teaching. But you only taught to the Dragon King?" Buddha replied. "Don't disregard Dragons. Otherwise they would fall in different hells. "Because they were Bhiksus who fell. At that time he gave the same teaching. Why have you not preached it to all mankind. They all were Bhiksus in past lives." He was told will be Buddha in life next! Dragon King then invited the Buddha To go to his ocean palace. All forms have their own nature to contact. Himself had been the Head Tathagata. When all forms have been contacted in Truth. Buddha accepted his invitation. As Buddha descended from sky it happened! Transformed many precious grades to descend. Then vowed before Buddha and said. This is my profound teaching to affect. Their Pure Land will be named "No-Defilement. And many bad lazy Buddhists were reborn. Guide six myriads Dragons to welcome. may still hear my call!" The Prince of Dragons heard about this. "I must Keep my good conduct and don't forget. . King went back for preparation! Dragon King called all those Dragons." Dragon King asked why many families are here? Buddha replied. Made a non-edge highest palace. And invited all Gods of all heavens.Buddha again told the past conditions. A total maxim with many essences: "Don't quench all the forms but act as conduct. Will be Buddhas in their future lives. So they're reborn here. As they broke the silas but kept Right View. But you should not hold it as a success. Dragon King was named Endless Welfare King.
Besides it can benefit the whole vulgar world. "With three things One may get rid of all one's sin: Condition wisdom (1) and clear mind(2). Which was the man-heaven-yana and Hinayana base. "His mind is always pure and bright(1). Many Deities praised Buddha with songs. No-lust the three realms offering may be found! No-anger one may get Buddha's awakeness. No-improper-word gets Buddha's prophecy. Pure Sunyata (3). He works anywhere. If there are no men who will give prophecy. No-ignorance one gets Buddhahood perfect. Buddha prophesied that he will be a Buddha. No-robbing may get Buddha's great power. He wanted himself to be such a Bodhisattva. With wisdom one may become Buddha in good case! No-murder may get longlife Buddha. No-two-tongue gets Buddha's good family. never forget Dharma (10). By these four conditions he becomes such a kind!" Quiet-Abiding Asura vowed before Buddha. And he will be named the God's Pennant of Dharma! Then another Dragon King named No-Consumed asked. no fault to find. "Ten things are important: Keep constant gladness (1) and pure nature (2) Keep the convenience (3) and diligence (4). Treat all sentient beings with great compassion (5) Do merit without tire but influence (6). No-bad-speech may get the best Brahman sound." Dragon King asked how to be transcendent. One may accomplish Bodhisattva conducts! Buddha said again. No-lie gets Buddha's faithful follower. The Diety named Quiet-Abiding Asura asked How a Bodhisattva gets a non-extreme mind. Buddha preached in Dragon palace the Ten Goodness. there is no tire to find (4). No-desire gets Buddha's horse-hide-organ. He keeps the deepest wisdom (2) and knows sunyata (3). Buddha replied.Many Pure Land Buddhas appeared too. Practice these ten goodness and six perfections. . Like study (7) and live in the Mandala (8). Buddha replied. Get best wisdom (9).
Egoism of the sexes both are not attainable." Kasyapa refused. He abides in it without moving. Such as wheel how do you turn it?" Buddha agreed and then said "Good. A Princess of Dragon King named Precious Silk Offered Buddha some jewels and then vowed: "I would like to be the same Buddha too. Buddha advised all those Asuras and said: "Beneficence is worthy to be praised often. "You are good. "How can a girl hold?" Precious Silk said. With no-dualism which in nature as pure as sea.Buddha replied. not war again! Buddha praised them three times. Great Breath. "It's easy as turning the palm. Try to see next life in which what will happen!" All Asuras heard this. At that meeting there were four Dragon Kings. good. Welfare of this life time will not last so long. Such a place is Buddha's dwelling. Body and mind may be Buddha naturally. "This is the Dharma Wheel you see! I turn it with non-volition and with sunyata. "Why. I am the path. All Dharmas are void in nature." Thus Buddha proved her Buddhahood! Indra asked Buddha to advise Asuras Who have disturbed the Trayastrinsa heaven. but not by the path it is able. Bear. They will make friends with Devas. and Endless Color! They all asked Buddha to stop Garuda (Bird who eats Dragons) Buddha gave them some Holy Kasaya (Robe). vowed before Buddha. you can't turn the Dharma Wheel." Precious Silk said." Dragon King welcomed Buddha and gave thanks Offered him many gems worth the whole world. One knows non-egoism is worthy to prophesy! Tathagata knows the sunyata. Our Buddha never praised them so highly As those Asuras who vowed to be good. Named Breath. good! This is the best thing to offer and to gain. You will be the 'Pervade Buddha'. ." Kasyapa said. "It is just like such a Sunyata.
there appeared their past lives' Karmas. They repented before the Buddha. What they had done all re-appeared. "Things by killing and robbing. They were Bhiksus who did something wrong.He told them to cut into pieces and divide. Pleasure. Subhuti (disciple) refused to rest elsewhere! Dragons said. They were so lustful but offered to Buddhas! Because of offering they did not fall in hell. Goddess of Ocean asked for blessing. All said farewell and asked Lord to re-come! Dragon King and his young Prince asked again: What things may be counted as great offering? . And sent Buddha back to the Condor Mountain. This hearing. Asked Buddha Parinirvana there! Hence they will have relics to worship. Be reborn in non-anger Pure Land! The Prince of Dragon King named "Get Appearance" Transformed the palace as a heavenly one. Buddha then made a prophecy: They will be freed by Maitreya (Next Buddha). And told her she will become a man. Lord said "The Ten Goodness is blessing. Buddha said "Yes! Buddha's body is neither short nor tall!" After preaching Buddha said Goodbye. Cheating and pretending should not be eaten. Winer. His Holy Body has no end at all!" Subhuti kept silence. "Lord's body is not limited. Because it will cause you to end up falling." Four Garudas then vowed before Buddha "We will give alms of non-fear to Dragons. Their names. But at last each Dragon had just one piece! But advised to keep it as well as one's love! Buddha again made a general prophecy: Each Dragon will be a Buddha and all have mercy! Four Garudas asked what things they should take? Buddha said. After Dragons have been blessed by Lord. Great Joy." Buddha told them about their past lives. and Pet. Those kings at first feared of there being not enough.
Dragon King flew up to the sky." After Dragon King uttered these words. You will be successful in Buddhahood. "It was nothing." At that time the Indian King and officials All came to the Mount and did welcome Buddha. .Buddha replied. Dragons and Deities. Let all Buddhists obtain their Bodhis! Bodhisattva 'Wisdom Hero' said. Name 'No-Dirt' better than all Kinds." King asked "What was the cause of Dragon King?" Lord said. But Dragon King said. It's the best offering to holy beings. And many Gods. no holder is the real holder!" No-Defilement Goddess said to Buddha: "I do not think of man and Buddha. you may really gain! Forget not Bodhicitta and do good. (1) Have great pleasure and keep deep talent. Neither is there one to make. He heard heavenly voice which advised him: Save all beings and have Bodhicitta. "I do know there is not any holder. A best praise he was to make! "Every Dharma has no mind. (3) Learn wonderful Dharma and be patient (4). "There are four great offerings. To spread this Sutra everywhere. If you like to do. My Lord !" "Yes. Many Bodhisattvas came awake. It was the great compassion of Buddha. "He had been Dharma Wheel Master!" When he served Buddha named Pure-Light. Dragon see water. (2) With diligence to establish an Altar. Buddha's preaching was like a great quake!" Buddha then trusted all Bodhisattvas. Followed the custom and had the saying. And asked "Why the water has been dried up? On earth we only saw the pagoda?" Buddha said." Indian King lauded the Dragon King. Evil appears but no receiver. Let men see altar. "It was my special power. Could I hold this Sutra.
Dragons to protect! May quickly obtain Full Enlightenment. I trusted them to find the same auspicious geomancy on the West Coast of America for my hermitage to fix the invitation of the Dragon King. May get many Gods. In 1970 Charles and Varya favored me a visit. Varya was so kind as to personally come to India again and to help bring me out from my Kalimpong hermitage where I had lived as a hermit for 25 years. California. it should contact. And help all beings to get accomplishment!!" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Colophon The inspiration of my repetition of these stanzas was unexpected. This small booklet cannot mention all His endless favours. I arrived in America in December 1972 and got my permanent resident visa in only a few months. And said. In 1973 on the 3000th birthday of Lord Buddha. The next day I received a letter along with a building photo sent from Seattle by a Chinese sponsor asking me to go and teach Buddhist meditation there. The Dragon King personally came to me in Kalimpong. He immediately purchased this land and wrote and invited me.Could I hold this great sutra and spread" "Yes to think no Buddha is a Buddha. navel in Sonoma County. He humbly bowed down before me and welcomed me to go to America's West Coast where the whole range of mountains. formed a symbol of a Dragon." Buddha again blessed them without obstacles. Things difficult for others are made very easy for me. Repeating it may rid one of hindrance. "In Kali Age this is most important. I have to end it here in hopes that every reader would like to repeat this Sutra and get more inspirations than what I have been blessed with. As the time and the place of the building were not fixed with my conditions. ." Buddha also commanded Ananda. I did not go. The God named Pervade-Head vowed to protect. Charles was inspired to find out the navel wheel of the Dragon mountain when he went back a short while later. May free from demons and difficulty. I performed a fire sacrifice on the mountain place we call the Adi Buddha Mandala and the Dragon King sent a most beautiful Dragon with a five colored body to lay under my Dharma seat which proved exactly the situation of the centre of the Adi Buddha Mandala. "To subdue the outsiders Drive away demons. and tail in Mexico. with the head in Seattle. After they had enjoyed the geomancy of my hermitage.
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