Two extracts from Chapters Three and Four of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa, filling in some of the back story of Vimalakirti’s exploits

In the extracts, the disciple Maudgalyayana and then the Bodhisattva Jagatimdhara tell the Buddha of their encounters with Vimalakirti.

The Vimalakirti Nirdesa is one of Mahayana Buddhism’s most popular texts.

Second part of a talk given at Manchester Buddhist Centre on 4th March 2013 as part of a Sangha Night series.

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