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Buddhist Suttas A-Z – The MegaPack

Sutra Books: Here are loads of goodies for the ones who read Sustras like others watch television. These 15 books contain hundreds of poems, instructions, fairy tales and deep insights.  A random beauty I picked up last night: “The tongue is burning, favors are burning, gustative consciousness is burning, gustative impression is burning, also whatever sensation, pleasant or painful or neither […]

Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle wrote this short book, Stillness Speaks, (43 pages) in what he himself calls sutra-like style. He writes: Just like the ancient sutras, the writings contained within this book are sacred and have come out of a state of consciousness we may call stillness. Unlike those sutras, however, they don’t belong to any one […]

Sutra of the Medicine Buddha

Bhaiṣajyaguru, the Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light’, is the buddha of healing and medicine in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Often he is referred to as the “Medicine Buddha“, he is described as a doctor who cures suffering using the medicine of his dhamma teachings. The Sutra of the Medicine Buddha is among the most […]

Heart, Diamond and Lankavatara Sutras

The Heart Sutra is a member of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñāpāramitā) class of Mahāyāna Buddhist literature, and along with the Diamond Sutra, is perhaps the most prominent representative of the genre. Its Sanskrit name Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya literally translates to the “Heart of the Perfection of Transcendent Wisdom.” This version alos has includes the Diamond and […]

The Diamond Sutra – A General Explanation of the Vajra Prajña Paramita Sutra by Dhyana Master Hsüan Hua

The Diamond Sutra, along with The Heart Sutra, are among the most popular works of the Prajnaparamita group of Sutras. Indeed they are among the most popular Sutras within the Mahayana cannon as a whole.  This translation has been prepared by the Buddhist Text Translation Society of the Sino-American Buddhist Association, under the auspices of Gold Mountain […]

The Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra

The Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra is the fundamental text of Ch’an Buddhism. It relates the life and teachings of Master Hui Neng, the Great Master the Sixth Patriarch, as set down by one of his disciples. During the seventh and eighth centuries under the T’ang Dynasty, Master Hui Neng taught the doctrines of […]

The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra by Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin

The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra by Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin presents contains two brilliant commentaries by the Dalai Lama. Berzin’s overview of mahamudra discusses the relation of mind, appearances and reality and offers practical techniques for overcoming problems due to excessive worry, anxiety and disturbing thought. This treasury of practical instruction contains extensive teachings on […]

The Surangama Sutra

The Surangama Sutra is one of the most important texts in the Chinese Mahayana Buddhism tradition. It deals with the worthlessness of the Dharma when unaccompanied by samadhi power, and the importance of moral precepts as a foundation for the Buddhist practice. Also stressed is the theme of how one effectively combats delusions that may arise during […]

The Essential Yoga Sutra

The Essential Yoga Sutra – Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga – by Geshe Michael Roach & Christie McNally, is an ancient text that examines the purpose and practice of yoga. Experienced American Buddhist teacher Michael Roach, who holds the distinguished title of geshe (comparable to a Ph.D. in Buddhist religious studies), provides commentary to McNally’s […]

Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra

Here is the entire Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra ebook in Robert A. F. Thurmans translation. The ancient 100 page sutra teaches the meaning of nonduality among other themes. An important aspect of this text is that it contains a report of a teaching addressed to both arhats and bodhisattvas by the layman Vimalakīrti, who expounds the […]

Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra

The Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa Sūtra or Vimalakīrti Sūtra translated by Robert A. F. Thurman is a Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtra. The sutra explains the meaning of nonduality directly with the words of the Buddha. An important aspect of this scripture is that it contains a report of a teaching addressed to both arhats and bodhisattvas by the […]

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