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Some people think that here the Buddha was talking about the Three Samadhis rather than the Three Dharma-Seals.
In reality, the Three Samadhis are the same as the Three Dharma-Seals. Other sutras in the Agamas Sutras also contain numerous accounts of the Emptiness Samadhi, No-Appearance Samadhi and Samadhi of Having Nothing, also known as the Emptiness Samadhi, No-Appearance Samadhi and Wishlessness Samadhi, or the Emptiness Samadhi, No-Appearance Samadhi and No-Fabrication Samadhi. These Three Samadhis actually refers to the Three Dharma-Seals.
One may ask: Why were the Three Dharma-Seals called the Three Samadhis?
This actually has to do with the true realization of the Buddha dharma.
They are called the Three Dharma-Seals when we come to understand their essence. But when one has truly realized the Three Dharma-Seals, one’s wisdom will arise, and by then they should be called the Three Samadhis.
For example, when a sound-hearer has realized the Three Dharma-Seals, it means that he has attained the First Fruit and realized part of the Three Samadhis, thereby acquiring a basic understanding of them. By now, the Three Samadhis are also called the Three-Liberation-Ways.
This First Fruit sound-hearer would see that the attainment of liberation must start from emptiness, from where one proceeds to no-appearance and finally arrive at wishlessness. Or it can be said that, he would start from the Emptiness Samadhi, the liberation through emptiness, and proceed to no-appearance and no-fabrication, until finally attaining the ultimate liberation from the cycle of births-and-deaths.
An enlightened Mahayana bodhisattva can also realize the Three Dharma-Seals.
If a Mahayana bodhisattva is said to have realized the Three Dharma-Seals, it means that he has become enlightened and at the same time eliminated the misconceptions about the self; in other words, he has realized the Three Dharma-Seals along with the Three Samadhis of the Sound-Hearer Vehicle.
Once he has realized the Three Dharma-Seals, he would be able to understand the Three Samadhis or the Three Liberation Ways like the sound-hearers mentioned before. Nonetheless, after a bodhisattva has realized the Three Dharma-Seals, the wisdom that he brings forth is superior to that of the sound-hearers. What this means is that the requirement for realization is the reason why the Three Dharma-Seals is being called the Three Samadhis. (Part 2)