vimalā-bhūmi (T. dri ma med pa དྲི་མ་མེད་པ་; C. ligou di) is translated as the "stainless ground," "immaculate ground," etc. It is the second of the ten bodhisattva grounds (bhumis) according to the presentation in the Dasabhumika-sutra of the Sanskrit Mahayana tradition.
Patrul Rinpoche states:
- At the lesser of the three lesser levels of the path of meditation, the pāramitā of discipline is perfected. All the obscurations associated with flaws in discipline are purified.
- Similar qualities to those mentioned previously (when discussing the path of seeing) are gained, so that bodhisattvas can enter into and arise from one thousand samādhi meditations in a single instant, and so on. The difference is that here there are twelve sets of one thousand qualities.
- They can take birth as a ruler over the four continents.
- This second bhūmi is called ‘Immaculate’, because it is free from the stains of faulty discipline.
- A Brief Guide to the Stages and Paths of the Bodhisattvas, Lotsawa House