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Śūraṇgama-samādhi Sūtra


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‘The Sūtra of the Concentration of Heroic Progress’. An early Mahāyāna sūtra.of which only a few fragments of the Sanskrit original survive. The work is preserved in an early 4th-century Chinese translation by Kumārajīva, and a Tibetan translation dating from the beginning of the 9th century. The content is related to that of the Vimalakīrti-nirdeśa Sūtra, and the concentration (samādhi) referred to in the title is a state of mind fixed on one point (citta-ekāgratā) which is said to be unlimited and unimpeded, like the free movement (gama) of a hero (śūra).

Subjects: Buddhism.


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