Holy Names Revealed

Yutang Lin

Precious Lotus Tathagata, Double Lotus Tathagata,
Not recorded in sutras but revealed through dream.
Pureland School and Vajrayana both adore
Purity beyond contamination although stemming from mud.


Early this morning I learned of the holy names, Precious Lotus Tathagata and Double Lotus Tathagata, in a dream. These are not well-known names. Fortunately they were revealed to me, so I respectfully record them lest they be lost in memory. Lotus represents purity beyond worldly contamination. In Pureland sutras and Vajrayana teachings lotuses are frequently mentioned.

Written in Chinese and translated on December 17, 2000
El Cerrito, California

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