Sama-adhi Sutra : the sama-adhi enquired-of by Bhadra-pala

gan.a-s which came to the Haunt of the Kalandaka-s in the Bamboo Grove

p.

sect.

title of leader

name of leader

# in retinue

retinue

12

1G

bodhisattva-mahasattva

Varun.a-deva from Saketa

28,000

beings

 

1H

king

A-jata-s`atru from Raja-gr.ha

30,000

beings [humans]

13

 

the 4 Great Kings

 

laks.a-s of kot.i-nayuta-s

deva-s

   

lord of the deva-s

S`akra

"

"

   

Brahma

Saham-pati

"

"

   

deva-putra

S`ri-bhadra

"

"

   

deva-putra

Maha-is`vara

1000s

deva-putra-s from the Pure Abodes

 

1I

the 4 asura Lords

 

laks.a-s of kot.i-nayuta-s

asura-s

   

naga-kings

Nanda & Upa-nanda

"

naga-s

   

naga-king

An-ava-tapta

"

"

   

naga-king

Manas-vin

"

"

   

naga-king

Elapatra (Sagara in Chin. – fn. 24)

"

"

p. 13, fn. 23 S`ri-bhadra is both deva-putra (‘son of god’), and also is naga-king {cf. Iesous Khristos, who is both son of god, and also is lifted up as "the serpent in the wilderness"}

similes, describing the bodhisattva-mahasattva-s at the Haunt of the Kalandaka-s in the Bamboo Grove

p.

sect.

#

feature

simile

14

1K

1st

s`ruti (‘erudtion’)

sea / ocean

16

1O

45th

"

"

   

46th

white dharma-s

moon

   

47th

dispelling ignorance

sun

   

48th

shedding light

lamps

   

49th

unobstructed

sky

16-7

 

50th

free from fixation

akas`a (‘aither’)

17

 

51st

penetration of dharma-s

vajra

   

52nd

steadiness of might

mountains

   

54th

steadfastness

threshhold-stones

 

1P

55th

mental flexibilty

catskin-bags

18

1S

85th

lack of manyana (‘misconception’)

maya-purus.a (‘illusory-person’)

19

 

86th

having dharma-s which are unproduced

phantoms

   

87th

understanding the 3 times [past, praesent, future]

dreamlike

   

88th

manifesting their own bodies in all world-systems

reflections

   

89th

possessing the dharma which neither passeth on, nor abideth, yet is unlocalized

echoes

   

90th

in all their deaths and births

shadows

 

1T

96th

proficiency in analysis of all dharma-terms

enterers of the gate of dharan.i-s

   

99th

fearless [preachers]

utterers of the roar of bull and of lion

20

1U

108th

honest

lamps for all worlds

21

1V

122nd

overthrowing all rival teachers

roaring tigres

   

124th

demonstrators of and elegant discussers of the Dharma

occupiers of the Lion-Throne

 

1W

131st

"in giving repose in the most excellent of jewels,

have plunged into the sea of Dharma"

   

132nd

"adorning all world-systems in various ways,

are not to be shaken from any world-systems" {cf. Shaking Quakers ?}

22

1X

139th

"being well-formed, swift, and thorough-bred,"

are ["harnessed with the great harness" – fn. 43]

3 former lives of Dipankara Buddha in which he had encountered tatha-gata-s

p.

sect.

caste (& name)

years lived

Tatha-gata

123

15C

vais`ya Su-datta

80,000

Ks.ema-raja [‘momentary king’ {‘moon-buddha’ in Zen ?}]

 

15D

ks.atriya in realm of the 33 deva-s

80,000 (Chin. 84,000 – fn. 5)

Vidyut-deva (‘lightning-king’ {living for merely as long long as a lightning-flash : another ‘moon-buddha’ ?})

124

15E

brahman

84,000

Ras`mi-raja

the tathagata-sugata Simha-mati

p.

sect.

location / event

specifics of location / event

176

23I

cities in Jambu-dvipa

population 68,000 (Chin. 6,400,000; or 18,000 – fn. 8)

   

Jambu-dvipa itself

yojana-s in extent : 68,000 (Chin. 180,000 kot.i-nayuta-s; or 18,000 – fn. 9)

   

in Jambu-dvipa, the city named Bhadran-kara

population 60 kot.i-s

176-7

23J

assemblies of disciples

3; 7 days apart; of 90 kot.i-s of disciples each

177

23K

visit by the cakra-vartin Vis`es.a-gamin

sprinkled handfuls of gems over the tatha-gata

 

23L

dharma-preaching by bhiks.u Ratna

to the 4 assemblies {3 of disciples + 1 of the 1000 sons of cakra-vartin}[; p. 184 23V.10 became the buddha Dr.d.ha-virya]

183-4

23V.6-11

bhiks.u Ratna’s 1000 disciples

encountered 68,000 buddha-s (p. 183 23V.8-9); became the 1000 buddha-s Dr.d.ha-s`ura-s (p. 184 23V.11)

STUDIA PHILOLOGICA BUDDHICA MONOGRAPH SERIES, V = Paul Harrison (translator from the Tibetan) : The Samadhi of Direct Encounter with the Buddha of the Present : the Pratyutpanna-Buddha-Sam.mukhavasthita-Samadhi-Sutra. Tokyo : The International Institute for Buddhist Studies, 1990. [with Chinese textual variants in fn.s]