扉页等

  世尊!如是,无明住地力,于有爱数四住地,无明住地其力最大。譬如恶魔波旬,于他化自在天,色、力、寿命、眷属、众具,自在殊胜;如是,无明住地力,于有爱数四住地,其力最胜;恒沙等数上烦恼依,亦令四种烦恼久住,阿罗汉、辟支佛智所不能断,唯如来菩提智之所能断;如是,世尊!无明住地最为大力。

  《胜鬘师子吼一乘大方便方广经》

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  World-Honored One, it is so, the entrenchment of beginningless ignorance has the greatest power compared to the four entrenchments of quantifiable afflictions with regard to existences [of the three realms]. For example, Papiyan the Evil One (māra), who has mastery over form, strength, longevity, followers, and resources, is the most superior among all celestial beings residing in the Heaven Where Divinities Wield Power Over Other’s Creations (paranirmita-va?avartin); in the same way, the entrenchment of beginningless ignorance has the greatest power compared to the other four entrenchments of quantifiable afflictions with regard to existences [of the three realms]. The entrenchment of beginningless ignorance is the basis for the higher afflictions as numerous as the grains of sand in the Ganges; it allows for the long abiding of the four kinds of entrenched afflictions and cannot be eliminated by the wisdom of arhats or solitary realizers. Only the Tathagata’s wisdom of enlightenment can eliminate it.

  As such, World-Honored One, the entrenchment of beginningless ignorance is the most powerful [entrenched afflictions].

  The Lion’s Roar of Queen Srimala, the Single-Vehicle

  Great Expedience, the Corrective and Extensive Sutra

  [Srimaladevi Simhanada Sutra]

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  四住地烦恼断尽而成为阿罗汉、辟支佛以后,对于无始无明住地却是完全无法发生影响力的。由此看来,无始无明的住地力是最大的,断尽我见、我执的四果圣者,仍然是无法打破无始无明的;可是打破无始无明的菩萨们,至少都可以断除见一处住地,也就是断见惑,这是最基本拥有的功德。

  《胜鬘经讲记》第二辑,页 181

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  Although arhats and solitary realizers have thoroughly eliminated the four kinds of entrenched afflictions, they have no idea yet how to decrease the entrenchment of beginningless ignorance. Given this fact, it is clear that the beginningless ignorance is the most powerful [entrenched afflictions]. Even the saints who have attained the Fourth Fruition of liberation (after having thoroughly eliminated all misconceptions about the self and self-attachment) cannot penetrate the beginningless ignorance. In comparison, bodhisattvas who have penetrated the beginningless ignorance can at least eliminate the entrenchment of mistaken views—to eliminate the affliction abandoned through vision. This is the most basic meritorious quality realized by bodhisattvas.

  A Discourse on the Srimaladevi Simhanada Sutra,

  Vol. 2, p. 181