Exploring the Meditation Manual “Phuttha Rangsri Trissadi Yan” and its Insights on Dhammakāya

Brief Content:

 The room of Buddhaguṇa (p. 268) writes “…when Kāya “body” and Citta “mind” have yet attained Suka “happiness, the practitioner, then, views the dhammakāya which resides in the rūpakāya by following the sevenfold of Pojjhaṅgha “Factors of Awakening.” Since then the Citta would understand thoroughly the Rūpadhamma “physical phenomenon” and Nāmadhamma “intangible phenomenon.” As the result, the practitioner will have a refuge within him/herself and have the Dhamma as a refuge…” 

The room of Saṅghaguṇa (p. 283) writes “…Phra Yogāvacara (a meditation practitioner) knows that the dhammakāya resides in the Hadaya-pradeśa “the place within the body where the mind is located” of all beings, making them spin like robots. Knowing this principle, the yogāvacara cultivates Vipassaṇāñāṇa “insight wisdom” to attain the dhammakāya [within]. The dhammakāya is the absolute and perfect refuge. Attaining it means reaching the place which possesses of great tranquillity, perfection, and permanence, because the nature of the dhammakāya is immortal.”


Benefits from studying this text

The text illustrates that the dhammakāya can be achieved through meditation and it resides within the physical body of all beings. 

Kammaṭṭhāna Guides addressed in the Rooms of Buddhaguṇa, Dhammaguṇa, and Saṅghaguṇa in a mediation manual “Phuttha Rangsri Trissadi Yan”
Date (of content) :ca. 1893-2310 B.E.
Material use :Printed book
Location :Transmitted from Wat Pradurongtham, Ayutthaya
Script :Thai
Language :Thai and Pāli
Researcher :Woramate Malasart