Embodying the dhannaparyaya in oneself through recitation and memorization or through holding it in book form is attested from the times of the earliest extant exemplars of preserved Mahayana satras.
Furthermore, several satras use a form of prediction (vyetkaratja), an essential idea in the formulation of the bodhisattva path (Dayal 1932: 67-75; Fronsdal 1998: 249-70), to foretell that those who have faith and devotion to a particular Dharma-discourse will receive it in their hands on a future occasion.
There is no scholarly consensus on whether chapter titles were added to Mahayana satras by Chinese translators such as Dharmaraksa or chapter titles and sections initially appeared in early Indian versions.
satra in front of, that person will obtain at a future time a satra like this in.
113b3-4), a Mahayana satra where the Buddha instructs the monks to write down his teachings (Skilling 2009: 61).
According to the Mahasii rlighika Vinaya (T 1425), when the Buddha instructs the monks how to teach their disciples to recite texts, the following five texts are mentioned as examples: *Astakavarga-satra (equivalent to Anhakavagga in Pali), *Parayarja-sutra (equivalent to Parayanavagga in Pali), Lun nan satra, *Anavatapta-hrada-siitra, *Pratyekabuddha-satra.
Thus is it stated in the Satra on the Benefits from the Manifestation of the Tathagata .