Sutras

Abhaya Sutra: To Prince Abhaya on Right Speech

Acintita Sutra: The Four Unconjecturables

Avatamsaka Sutra: Flower Garland Sutra, is one of the most influential Mahayana sutras of East Asian Buddhism. Written in stages, beginning from at least 500 years after the death of Sakyamuni Buddha, the sutra is among the longest in the Buddhist canon, containing 40 chapters on disparate topics, although there are overarching themes: The interdependency of all phenomena and The progression of the Buddhist path to full Enlightenment, or Buddhahood. The Avataṃsaka Sutra was translated in its entirety from the Śikṣānanda edition by Thomas Cleary. The latest edition, from 1993, is contained in a large single volume spanning 1656 pages. The Flower Ornament Scripture: Thomas Cleary, ISBN 0-87773-940-4

Chiggala Sutta - The Hole: The precious human birth

Dana Sutta: A Sanskrit and Pali term meaning "generosity" or "giving". In Buddhism, it also refers to the practice of cultivating generosity. Ultimately, the practice culminates in one of the Perfections (paramitas): the Perfection of Giving (dana paramita). This can be characterized by unattached and unconditional generosity, giving and letting go.

Devadaha Sutta: In this sutta, the Buddha refutes the theories of the Jains — here called the Niganthas — an order of contemplatives flourishing in India during his time. Two important points are made that are very relevant to some common misunderstandings about Buddhism. The first point concerns the Buddhist teaching on action, or kamma (karma). The second important point is on how to put an end to pain and suffering — relates to the first. 

Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion or the Four Noble Truths in the Hinayana tradition is considered the First Sermon of the Buddha after His enlightenment, taught to the five ascetics. 

Diamond Sutra: "The Diamond Cutters Sutra," is a short Mahayana sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom genre, which teaches the practice of the avoidance of abiding in extremes of mental attachment. A copy of the Diamond Sutra, found sealed in a cave in China in the early 20th century, is the oldest known dated printed book, with a printed date of 868.

Heart Sutra: The essence of the Maha Prajnaparamita Sutra that is often chanted in many Buddhist temples.

Kakacupama Sutta: The twenty first sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya (Collection of Middle-length Discourses), preached to Moliya Phagguna, who was reported to the Buddha for frequenting the society of nuns and losing his temper when reproached therefor. A monk should not give way to anger even though he be sawn limb from limb with a two handed saw. The name of the sutta was given by the Buddha himself. 

Lotus Sutra: The Lotus Sutra presents itself as a discourse delivered by the Buddha toward the end of his life. The tradition in Mahayana states that the sutra was written down at the time of the Buddha and stored for five hundred years in a realm of nāgas. This sutra is known for its extensive instruction on the concept and usage of skillful means or perfection of a Bodhisattva, mostly in the form of parables. It is also one of the first sutras to use the term Mahāyāna, or "Great Vehicle", Buddhism.

Maha-Nidana Sutta: This is one of the most profound discourses in the Pali canon. It gives an extended treatment of the teachings of dependent co-arising (paticca samuppada) and not-self (anatta) in an outlined context of how these teachings function in practice.

Maha-Parinirvana Sutra: Last sutra taught by the Buddha while He lived in this world, mahayana tradition. Its main teachings center on the eternity of the Buddha, the reality of the True Self, and the presence of the Buddha-dhatu (Buddha Nature) in all beings.

Maha-Satipatthana Sutta: The Great Frames of Reference, The Greater Discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, it is the fundamental sutra on meditation.

Merits and Original Vows of Tathagata Medicine Guru with Lapis Lazuli Light Sutra:

Vajrasamadhi Sutra or The Diamond-Absorption Sutra: A discourse on the Single-Taste Absolute Reality Dharma for those in the dharma-ending age that forms the foundation for the Makhyamaka system and other teachings, given in response to questions raised by seven holy ones.

Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra: Famous sutra in which basic mahayana principles are presented as a dialogue between an enlightened layman, Vimalakirti, and famous Buddhist figures. Vimalakirti (5th -6th BCE) was the first incarnation of Dorje Chang Buddha into this world.

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