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Samantabhadra


Pu Xian Bodhisativa,

Pu Xian Pu Sa 普贤菩萨 or Universal Worthy Bodhisattva, arose from his seat, bowed at the Buddha's feet, and said to the Buddha, 'I have been a Dharma Prince with as many Thus Come Ones as there are sands in the Ganges. The Thus Come Ones of the ten directions tell their disciples who have the roots of a Bodhisattva to cultivate the Universal Worthy Conduct, which is named after me.

'World Honored One, I use my mind to listen and distinguish the knowledge and views of living beings. In other regions as many realms away as there are sands in the Ganges, if there is any living being who discovers the conduct of Universal Worthy, I immediately mount my six-tusked elephant and create hundreds of thousands of reduplicated bodies which go to those places. Although their obstacles may be so heavy that they do not see me, I secretly rub the crowns of their heads, protect and comfort them, and help them to be successful.' (SS V 65-67)

Chinese Mandarin: Pu Xian Pu Sa, or in Sanskrit: "Samantabhadra Bodhisattva". of China, Sichuan Province, Mount Emei.

Universal Worthy: A bodhisattva who is the subject of chapter twenty-eight of the Lotus Sutra. He is symbolic of religious practice and is usually depicted riding a white elephant.

Source: Lotus Sutra Glossary


Commentary:

Universal Worthy Bodhisattva is a Bodhisattva of Great Conduct. He has ten great, royal vows which we recite at Morning Recitation. They are:

1) To worship and respect all Buddhas.
2) To praise the Thus Come Ones.
3) To cultivate the giving of offerings.
4) To repent and reform all karmic faults.
5) To compliantly rejoice in merit and virtue.
6) To request the turning of the Dharma wheel
7) To request that the Buddha remain in the world.
8) To always follow the Buddhas in study.
9) To forever accord with living beings.
10) To universally transfer all merit and virtue.
These are called the Ten Kings of Vows of Universal Worthy Bodhisattva.

Ten Directions Samantabhadra, Pu Xian Bodhisativa, in China, Sichuan, Mount Emei.
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Ten Directions Pu Xian, Emei Shan, Sichuan province, China.
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Ten Directions Samantabhadra Pu Xian,Bodhisativa, in China, Sichuan, Mount Emei.
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Ten Directions Samantabhadra Pu Xian, Bodhisativa, in China, Sichuan, Mount Emei.
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