Śūraṅgama Samādhi Sūtra

Professor Lamotte describes the nature of the Buddha in this sutra as follows:

Amongst the wonders which the Buddha can perform whilst in this state of Śūraṅgama Samādhi are:

Amongst those attributes is sovereignty over all humans and gods. The Buddha states of great bodhisattvas and buddhas who possess this samadhi:

A bodhisattva who is immersed in this samadhi also rises beyond birth and death. The Buddha comments:

Even the writing down, studying and teaching of this Śūraṅgama Samādhi by a master of Dharma will bestow immense blessings, twenty in number. These include:

One of these powers is demonstrated by the future Buddha, Maitreya, who transforms himself into innumerable different types of leading spiritual personages in countless world-systems at the same time.

Commenting on the great qualities of those such as Maitreya who preside over the Śūraṅgama Samādhi, a whole host of great Bodhisattvas declare in the presence of the Buddha:

The Buddha also comments that the Śūraṅgama Samādhi additionally goes under several other names, specifically: