Repudiating Those Who Violate the Discipline, the Buddha’s Collected Teachings
- Palgyi Lhünpo
Degé Kangyur, vol. 63 (mdo sde, dza), folios 1.b–77.b
Translated by the Dharmachakra Translation Committee
under the patronage and supervision of 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha
In the Deer Park in Vārāṇasī, Śāriputra, with growing admiration, has become aware of the paradox that the Buddha, despite the inexpressible nature of the the profound truth he had awakened to, skillfully teaches about it using words and ideas that his followers can understand. The Buddha reinforces Śāriputra’s sense of this paradox by describing the Dharma in terms of its emptiness of everything one might think that it could comprise. He places great emphasis on realizing the view of the empty nature of things without apprehending or dwelling on any phenomenon, and uses this perspective to delineate what is meant by the application of mindfulness, what distinguishes a true spiritual friend from a false one, and in particular what constitutes a violation of discipline. Those who do not accept and understand that profound view are committing the greatest violation of discipline, which underlies all others. The Buddha even excludes such people from being considered as his followers or as having his lineage. His dialog with Śāriputra continues on the consequences of monks’ violating their discipline more broadly, and he gives several prophecies about the future decline of the Dharma caused by the misbehavior of monks, and how the lineage (Skt. gotra; Tib. rigs) that leads those who possess it to their awakening may be lost.
Translated by the Dharmachakra Translation Committee under the supervision of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. Nika Jovic translated the text from Tibetan into English and wrote the introduction. Andreas Doctor checked the translation against the Tibetan and edited the text.
The translation was completed under the patronage and supervision of 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha.
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