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  1. Nov 2021
    1. sixty sublime beings

      the sixteen excellent men

    2. you must learn how your actions are your own responsibility and how to align yourself with their ripening. When you take responsibility for your actions and align yourself with their ripening,

      you must learn to take responsibility for your own actions and accept that hose actions will come to fruition. When you take responsibility for your own actions and accept that those actions will come to fruition,

    3. 33

      Please remove this footnote. I have fixed a couple of spots in the dhāraṇī as presented in the text itself where the translators and editors left some errors, and there are a few errors in the attempted restoration of the Sanskrit verse in the note. This dhāraṇī is actually quite well transliterated, and already reflects a pretty sound Sanskrit reading. Any terms that are a bit unclear (and perhaps not Sanskrit but prakrt) have been left as-is. I made one correction (avajrāṇāṃ) that is not actually in the Degé, but is a very clear mistake in the Tibetan and easily corrected.

    4. it was you who were at that time the universal monarch Inexhaustible Merit.

      you are the one who was the universal monarch Inexhaustible Merit at that time.

    5. Within this great city was King Inexhaustible Merit’s palace built of the seven precious materials

      King Inexhaustible Merit's palace in this great city was built out of the seven precious substances.

    6. at that time

      at that time there was

    7. in Deer Park in the vicinity of Vārāṇasī, where the sages spoke

      Please change this to "in the Deer Park at Ṛṣivadana near Vārāṇasī."

      also please add drang srong smra ba; ṛṣivadana; Ṛṣivadana to the glossary as a proper place name.

    8. To our knowledge a Sanskrit version of this sūtra is no longer extant

      To our knowledge, there is currently no extant Sanskrit version of this sūtra.

    9. As with many Great Vehicle sūtras, this discourse contains prophecies of many beings’ awakening to buddhahood, and in this case, after Nāga King Sāgara is given his prophecy, he is congratulated by King Ajātaśatru. Sāgara, however, adopts an ultimate perspective to call into question the existence of both the phenomena of prophecy and there being anyone whose awakening can be prophesied.

      Please make this a new paragraph and integrate the following changes:

      As with many Great Vehicle sūtras, this work contains prophecies about how various beings who are present during this teaching will attain perfect awakening in a future lifetime. However, when the Nāga King Sāgara receives the prophecy of his own awakening, he takes that opportunity to question the existence of any phenomena that might provide a basis for that prophecy as well as the existence of any being who might function as that prophecy's subject.

    10. Beyond that, Toh 155 appears unrelated to the other two, while Toh 154 was likely taken as an excerpt from Toh 153 and circulated independently in India before all three texts were transmitted to Tibet during the imperial period.

      The material in Toh 154 is also found in Toh 153, and the fact that Toh 154 is included here as a separate work suggests that it had gained some degree of importance as an independent text prior to the Tibetan imperial period, when all three texts were translated into Tibetan. The final work in this series, Toh 155, appears to be an independent work with little relationship to the other two.

    11. The first of two extreme views that keep one deluded with regard to reality.

      please delete this

    12. Literally, “to flow” or “to ooze.”

      A term meaning literally "to flow toward" or "stream outward."

    13. implies

      the term implies

    14. A “sublime being” and bodhisattva present for this discourse

      The name of a bodhisattva great being.

    15. root


    16. While he was a prince, he became friends with Devadatta, who convinced him to have his father killed and become the king instead. After his father’s death, he became tormented with guilt and regret, and became a follower of the Buddha.

      As a prince, he befriended Devadatta, who convinced him to kill his father and take the throne for himself. After his father's death he was tormented with guilt and became a follower of the Buddha.

    17. The end of all wealth is its liquidation

      All of one's wealth is lost in the end.

    18. if I posited the elder on one side and all the ordinary beings on another, I would, in this case, regret it. So why do I not regret positing the elder and all the ordinary beings as not being different? It is because, Honorable One, when we say ‘on par with,’ it is a synonym for the fact that all phenomena are undifferentiated, that they are like space.

      I would only regret positing a difference between the elder, on the one hand, and all ordinary beings on the other, so I do not regret positing that the elder and all ordinary beings are not different. Honorable One, saying "on par with" is synonymous with the fact that all phenomena are undifferentiated and like space.

    19. How? Is thusness something to be known

      How can thusness be something one knows?

    20. They are not produced, but neither have they been blocked. They are also not dropped. Rather, I just know thusness as it is

      I do not produce them, cause them to cease, or cast them off. I simply know thusness as it truly is.

    21. do you drop

      have you cast off

    22. Neither am I afflicted, nor do I abandon the afflictions

      I am neither afflicted, nor have I abandoned the afflictions.

    23. if no one says anything, an echo cannot occur. Likewise, Honorable Mahākāśyapa, until bodhisattvas are inquired of, their eloquence does not arise.

      just as there can be no echo if no one speaks, Honorable Mahākāśyapa, bodhisattvas do not give rise to eloquence until a question is posited.

    24. absorbs

      will acquire

    25. Girls, you do know that as far as unsurpassed and perfect awakening is concerned, you will be unable to fully awaken in a female body. It would be difficult to accomplish.

      Girls, one cannot become a perfect buddha in a female body, so it will be difficult for you to attain unsurpassed perfect complete awakening.

    26. Because all phenomena are nonentities, and their roots are discontinuous

      Phenomena are not entities because all roots are severed.

    27. life principle, life,

      life force, soul,

    28. life principle, life,

      life force, soul,

    29. Not only that, such sublime beings

      Such sublime beings also

    30. it is like this:


    31. also


    32. Through the extraordinary intention of these beings in possession of excellent qualities, the trichiliocosm shook

      The extraordinary intention of these beings with their excellent qualities shook the trichiliocosm

    33. Thereby, such virtuous beings are able

      That is what allows such virtuous beings

    34. then


    35. factitious


    36. and situations

      delete "and situations"

    37. ,

      delete this comma

    38. beings and know what benefits them

      beings, and you know what benefits them.

    39. “Omniscient one, skilled in all respects, you know the proper time and conduct. You are skilled in the divisions of phenomena and always observe the vinaya.

      Omniscient, all-knowing one, you know the rites and their proper times, You know the divisions of the teachings, your behavior is always properly disciplined,

    40. then addressed


    41. also

      delete this

    42. also

      delete this

    43. also

      delete this

    44. :

      delete ":" and change to "such as"

    45. For what reason? Because,

      please delete this

    46. Nāga Lord, therefore

      Therefore, Nāga Lord,

    47. that are the protection of

      of the protection spell of the

    48. experiences this protective manifestation of dhāraṇī

      practices this dhāraṇī protection spell for renunciation

    49. attended to the process of


    50. stutasarvaguṅa arthikeh


    51. !

      please remove this exclamation point.

    52. ulakamukhe


    53. prabha­mukate


    54. pratsāraketu


    55. vāsana apagate


    56. sthāna anugate


    57. buddha adhiṣṭhite


    58. sarva­buddhanāṃ


    59. saṃgrahodeva­manuṣyānāṃ

      saṃgraho devamanuṣyāṇāṃ

    60. hariṣānāṃ


    61. codana avimānikānāṃ


    62. anupakramodharma­bhaṇakānāṃ

      anupakramo dharmabhaṇakānāṃ

    63. avajranāṃpariṣada

      avajrāṇāṃ pariṣada

    64. anupacchedastri­ratna vidaśasya


    65. the princes and the princes’ people are unknown to you

      you do not know the people who were those princes and princesses

    66. , appeared

      delete "appeared"

    67. What


    68. applied to all terms

      applied in any language.

    69. colors of

      outer appearances related to

    70. the

      delete "the"

    71. the

      delete "the"

    72. the

      delete "the"

    73. the

      delete "the"

    74. the

      delete "the"

    75. while

      delete "while"

    76. the childish can become attached, angry, or deluded due to the one who conveys them

      the communication of words can cause childish beings to be attached, aggressive, and deluded.

    77. cannot become attached, averse, or deluded

      cannot have attachment, aggression, or delusion,

    78. they

      and they

    79. circulate in

      travel throughout

    80. circulate into any of

      travel throughout

    81. being undiscouraged

      not being discouraged

    82. does not originate

      is not produced

    83. As long as this profound teaching is heard here in Jambudvīpa, for that long the sublime Dharma will not disappear here.

      As long as this profound teaching is heard here in Jambudvīpa, the sublime Dharma will not disappear.

    84. take


    85. clearly seeing phenomena

      special insight into phenomena

    86. life force and personhood

      a life force and a person.

    87. principle


    88. beings


    89. Not seeing is clearly seeing phenomena

      Not seeing them is special insight into phenomena.

    90. because knowledge is ignorance

      knowing them is ignorance.

    91. personhood

      a person

    92. personhood

      a person

    93. a being


    94. beings


    95. disrupt


    96. disrupt


    97. disrupt


    98. In the conclusion

      As this discourse draws to a close,

    99. shared

      delete "shared"

    100. Later


    101. ,

      delete this comma

    102. on


    103. lesson in the effects caused by actions

      teaching about cause and effect.

    104. Interestingly,

      Delete "Interestingly" and begin "At this point..."

    105. In the Tibetan canon, there are

      The Degé Kangyur contains

    106. inclusive of

      that includes

    107. Although they each deal with separate topics, all three present teachings delivered to Nāga King Sāgara and his populace in Sāgara’s court deep in the ocean

      These three texts deal with separate topics and contain teachings that were delivered to the Nāga King Sāgara and the members of his court deep in the ocean.