The third chapter of the Ananta Nirdeśa Sūtra, the Infinite Meanings Sutra, will set you free.
GnoTruth and assert:
No truth is absolutely true. Embracing Infinite Truth, pleroma is on fire.
Open to every unfolding, gleaning gnosis at every moment of your drunken dance through timeSpace– you are Yogi of Infinite Meanings.
Let’s look at the ten qualities displayed by those beings practicing the Infinite Meanings teaching.
The Buddha said:
“Good Children! Do you want to hear how this sutra has ten inconceivable merit powers?”
The Bodhisattva Great Adornment said:
“We totally want to hear.”
And the Buddha said:
First, this sutra
- makes the unawakened Bodhisattva aspire to Buddha hood,
- makes a merciless one raise the mind of mercy,
- makes a homicidal one raise the mind of great compassion,
- makes a jealous one raise the mind of joy, makes an attached one raise the mind of detachment,
- makes a miserly one raise the mind of donation,
- makes an arrogant one raise the mind of keeping the commandments,
- makes an irascible one raise the mind of perseverance,
- makes an indolent one raise the mind of assiduity,
- makes a distracted one raise the mind of meditation,
- makes an ignorant one raise the mind of wisdom,
- makes one who lacks concern for saving others raise the mind of saving others,
- makes one who commits the ten evils raise the mind of the ten virtues,
- makes one who wishes for existence aspire to the mind of non existence,
- makes one who has an inclination toward apostasy build the mind of non retrogression,
- makes one who commits defiled acts raise the mind of undefilement,
- and makes one who suffers from delusions raise the mind of detachment.
Good Children! This is the first inconceivable merit power of this sutra.
This is the power of inconceivable transformation.
“Good Children! Secondly the inconceivable merit power of this sutra is as follows: If a living being can hear this sutra but once, or only one verse and phrase, he will penetrate into a hundred thousand kotis of meanings, and the law kept by him cannot be explained fully even in infinite kalpas. Wherefore? It is because this sutra has innumerable meanings.
“Good Children! Suppose that from one seed, a hundred thousand myriad seeds grow, from each of a hundred thousand myriad seeds, another hundred thousand myriad seeds grow, and in such a process seeds increase to an unlimited extent. This sutra is like this. From one truth a hundred thousand truths grow, from each of a hundred thousand truths, a hundred thousand myriad truths grow, and in such a process truths increase to an unlimited and boundless extent. Such being the case, this sutra is called infinite meanings.
Good Children! This is the second inconceivable merit power of this sutra.
Boundlessness. Infinite. Without measure.
The mind of this Bodhisattva does not set limits– it does not bind– and therefore it is not bound. Because it cannot be held back, the cessation of discrimination is realized. Then, surrounded by pure shadowless light, there is endless proliferation of gnoTruth.
This is the power of inconceivable abundance.
Thirdly, the inconceivable merit power of this sutra is as follows:
If a living being can hear this sutra but once, or only one verse and phrase, she will penetrate into a hundred thousand myriad kotis of meanings.
- her delusions, even though existent, will become as if non existent;
- she will not be seized with fear, though she moves between birth and death;
- she will raise the mind of compassion for all of the living,
- and obtain the spirit of bravery to practice all the infinite dharmas.
A powerful wrestler can shoulder and hold any heavy thing.
The keeper of this sutra is also like this.
She can shoulder the heavy treasure of supreme Buddhahood, and carry living beings on her back out of the way of birth and death. She will be able to relieve others, even though she can not yet relieve herself.
Just as a ferry master though he stays on this shore owing to his serious illness and unsettled body, can be made to cross over by means of a good and solid ship that has the quality of carrying anyone without fail, so also is it with the keeper of this sutra. Although she stays on this shore of ignorance, old age and death, owing to the hundred and eight kinds of serious illness (the one hundred and eight illusions, or obstacles to enlightenment), with which her body under the existence of all the five states is seized and ever afflicted, she can deliver from birth and death this strong Mahayana Sutra of Innumerable Meanings as it is preached, which realizes the deliverance of living beings.
Good Children! This is called the third inconceivable merit power of this sutra.
The infinite light will buoy the mind of the one dancing with gnoTruth. She will express inconceivable powers and will be unknown by the Archons.
This is the power of inconceivable strength.
That’s enough for today.
This sutra is so freaking beautiful!
Next time, we’ll look at three more of the ten inconceivable merits.