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སྒྲིབ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ། | Glossary of Terms

    སྒྲིབ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ།

    sgrib pa thams cad rnam par sel

    Sarva­nivaraṇa­viṣkambhin

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An important bodhisattva, included among the “eight close sons of the Buddha.” His name means “One Who Completely Dispels All Obscurations” and, accordingly, he is said to have the power to exhaust all the obscurations of anyone who merely hears his name. According to The Jewel Cloud (1.10, Toh 231), Sarva­­nīvaraṇa­­viṣkam­bhin originally dwelt in the realm of the Buddha Padma­netra, but he was so touched by the Buddha Śākyamuni’s compassionate acceptance of the barbaric and ungrateful beings who inhabit this realm that he traveled to see the Buddha Śākyamuni, offer him worship, and inquire about the Dharma. He is often included in the audience of sūtras and, in particular, he has an important role in the The Basket’s Display, Toh 116, in which he is sent to Vārāṇasī to obtain Avalokitesvara’s mantra.

Translation by Jake Nagasawa · ErdeneBaatar Erdene-Ochir · Jaakko Takkinen
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkambhin
  • སྒྲིབ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ་བ།
  • sgrib pa thams cad rnam par sel ba
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkambhin

A bodhisattva.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkambhin
  • སྒྲིབ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ་བ།
  • sgrib pa thams cad rnam par sel ba
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇavi­ṣkambhin

One of the eight great bodhisattvas. In particular, he has an important role in the Lotus Sūtra, in which Buddha Śākyamuni sends him to Vārāṇasī to see Avalokiteśvara. This is paralleled in the Kāraṇḍavyūha, in which he is sent to Vārāṇasī to obtain Avalokitesvara’s mahāvidyā.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Sarvanīvaraṇaviṣkambhin
  • སྒྲིབ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ་བ།
  • sgrib pa thams cad rnam par sel ba
  • Sarvanīvaraṇaviṣkambhin

A bodhisattva.

Translation by Dr. Karen Liljenberg · Dr. Ulrich Pagel
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkambhin
  • སྒྲིབ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ་བ།
  • sgrib pa thams cad rnam par sel ba
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkambhin

A bodhisattva.

Translation by Jamyang Choesang · Kunsang Choepel · Boyce Teoh · Solvej Nielsen
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkaṃbhin
  • སྒྲིབ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ་བ།
  • sgrib pa thams cad rnam par sel ba
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkaṃbhin

A bodhisattva mahāsattva.

Translation by Thomas Doctor
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkam­bhin
  • སྒྲིབ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ་བ།
  • sgrib pa thams cad rnam par sel ba
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkam­bhin

A great bodhisattva, visitor from the distant buddhafield of Padmanetra, and the Buddha Śākyamuni’s main interlocutor in this text.

Translation by Jampa Tenzin · Ngawang Tenzin · Christian Bernert · Julia C. Stenzel
  • Sarva­nivaraṇa­viṣkambhin
  • སྒྲིབ་པ་རྣམ་སེལ།
  • sgrib pa rnam sel
  • Sarva­nivaraṇa­viṣkambhin
Translation by Reverend Dr. Chodrung-ma Kunga Chodron
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkambhin
  • སྒྲིབ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ་བ།
  • sgrib pa thams cad rnam par sel ba
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkambhin

A bodhisattva.

Tantra Text Warning

Warning: Readers are reminded that according to Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition there are restrictions and commitments concerning tantra. Practitioners who are not sure if they should read this translation are advised to consult the authorities of their lineage. The responsibility for reading this text or sharing it with others who may or may not fulfill the requirements lies in the hands of readers.

Translation by Thomas Doctor
  • Sarva­nivaraṇa­viṣkambhin
  • སྒྲིབ་པ་རྣམ་སེལ།
  • sgrib pa rnam sel
  • Sarva­nivaraṇa­viṣkambhin
Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkambhin
  • སྒྲིབ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ་བ།
  • sgrib pa thams cad rnam par sel ba
  • Sarva­nīvaraṇa­viṣkambhin

One of the sixteen great bodhisattvas. The content of the list varies from text to text.

Tantra Text Warning

Warning: Readers are reminded that according to Vajrayāna Buddhist tradition there are restrictions and commitments concerning tantra. Practitioners who are not sure if they should read this translation are advised to consult the authorities of their lineage. The responsibility for reading this text or sharing it with others who may or may not fulfill the requirements lies in the hands of readers.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Anna Zilman · Andreas Doctor
  • Sarva­nivaraṇa­viṣkambhin
  • སྒྲིབ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ།
  • sgrib pa thams cad rnam par sel
  • Sarva­nivaraṇa­viṣkambhin

One of the celestial bodhisattvas.