The sphere of knowledge of the bodhisattvas is not in the realm of thought, conception, or imagination. It cannot be known in terms of length or brevity of life, or in terms of defilement or purity of ages, or in terms of brevity or length of ages, or in terms of multitude of variety of ages, or in terms of variation or differentiation of ages. Why? Because the sphere of knowledge of bodhisattvas is utterly pure in its essential nature, it is outside the net of all conceptions, it is beyond the mountains of all obstructions. It appears in the mind and sheds light on beings who can be guided, according to their mentalities, when the time is ripe for their development.
Avatamsaka Sutra - Flower Ornament Scripture - 1372
Note on the image: the Black Dakini
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