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Arya Sanghasutra Dharmaparyaya
Arya Sanghasutra Dharmaparyaya
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This Sanghata Sutra is a Mahayana sutra containing stories illustrating the power of invoking the bodhisattva wish when interacting with others; and the power of past and present actions to produce expansive results. Imbued with the blessings of the power of prayer invoked by Shakyamuni Buddha himself, recitation of this sutra produces a great mass of positive karma that can quickly ripen, even in this life. more info
Arya Sanghatasutra Dharmaparyaya
Arya Sanghatasutra Dharmaparyaya
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The Sanghata Sutra is a Mahayana sutra containing stories illustrating the power of invoking the bodhisattva wish when interacting with others; and the power of past and present actions to produce expansive results. Imbued with the blessings of the power of prayer invoked by Shakyamuni Buddha himself, recitation of this sutra produces a great mass of positive karma that can quickly ripen, even in this life. more info
Awakening to the Noble Truth Curriculum, Lama Migmar Tseten
Awakening to the Noble Truth Curriculum
By: Lama Migmar Tseten
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Awakening to the Noble Truth Curriculum is a guided step by step curriculum to study and contemplate on the commentaries of the Four Noble Truth that we have published in Awakening to the Noble Truth. The Four Noble Truths are regarded as the central teaching of the Buddhist tradition and provide the framework upon which all other Buddhist philosophy and meditation are based. more info
Beginnings of Buddhist Ethics
Beginnings of Buddhist Ethics: The Chinese Parallel to the Kutadantasutta.
By: Konrad Meisig
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Edited, translated and compared with the Pali (East Asia Intercultural Studies / Interkulturelle Ostasienstudien) more info
Bimbamana of Gautamiyasastra As Heard by Sariputra<br> By: E. W. Marasinghe
Bimbamana of Gautamiyasastra As Heard by Sariputra
By: E. W. Marasinghe
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Work deals with the in-depth study of the iconometric system for making of Buddha images. more info
The Bodhisattva Path
Bodhisattva Path: Based on the Ugrapariprccha a Mahayana Sutra
By: Jan Nattier
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The Inquiry of Ugra (Ugrapariprecha) is one of the most influential Mahayana sutras, preserved and transmitted in both India and China over many centuries and actively quoted in treatises on the bodhisattva path. more info
Book of Gradual Sayings
Book of Gradual Sayings (Anguttara Nikayal) or More Numbered Suttas (5 volumes)
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Volume 1, 285 pages: Ones, Twos, Threes
Volume 2, 269 pages: Book of the Fours
Volume 3, 334 pages: Books of the Fives and Sixes
Volume 4, 320 pages: Books of the Sevens, Eights and Nines
Volume 5, 240 pages: Books of the Tens and Elevens
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Book of the Kindred Sayings
Book of the Kindred Sayings (5 Volumes)
By: F.L. Woodward
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The Book of the Kindred Sayings is the English translation of the Samyutta Nikaya a book of the Sutta Pitaka, belonging to the original Buddhist canon, is marked with simplicity and readability by way of most appropriate English interpretations and renditions of the original teachings of the Buddha expounded in the Pali language in the style of catechism. more info
Buddha before Buddhism
Buddha before Buddhism: Wisdom from the Early Teachings
By: Gil Fronsdal
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The Atthakavagga, or "Book of Eights," is believed by scholars to be among the earliest of written Buddhist texts, and in it we find the Buddha's teaching pared down to its most uncomplicated essence. Gil Fronsdal's translation and commentary reveals the text's central concern to be the joy that comes from recognizing and letting go of attachment to the illusory views that create suffering. It's simple medicine that works for us today as well as it did for the Buddha's first listeners. more info
Buddhacarita: In Praise of Buddha's Acts
Buddhacarita: In Praise of Buddha's Acts
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The Buddhacarita: In Praise of Buddha's Acts is a complete biography of Sakyamuni, from his birth until after his death (parinirvana), when his relics were distributed. Composed by Asvaghosa (early second century CE) the text was rendered into Chinese by Baoyun in 421 CE from the original Sanskrit, creating a simplified version that would be more easily understandable to a Chinese audience. The Buddhacarita reads like a play, describing the incidents and events of the Buddha's life story, from his miraculous birth and early life of wealth and privilege as Crown Prince Siddhartha, to his spiritual journeying and eventual attainment of enlightenment and the teaching and conversion of disciples and followers. Along the way key elements of the Buddha's teaching are revealed and the message of his life is an example of the possibility of awakening and liberation for all.

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Buddhist Path to Awakening by R. M. L. Gethin
Buddhist Path to Awakening: A Study of the Bodhi-Pakkhiya Dhamma
by: R. M. L. Gethin
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This comprehensive study draws exhaustively on a wide range of sources both primary and secondary, and in particular the Pali texts, to offer an authoritative study of the "thirty-seven conditions that contribute to awakening". This classic set of Buddhist teachings is examined both collectively and individually, thus revealing how early Buddhist thinkers understood the process of spiritual practice by which ordinary consciousness is transformed in the mystic mind. Sensitive, conscientious, and featuring full notes and extensive bibliography, this text will be appreciated by scholars and students alike. more info
Buddhist Positiveness:
Buddhist Positiveness: Studies on the Lotus Sutra
By: Fernando Tola, Carmen Dragonetti
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The Lotus Sutra is one of the Buddhist texts which can give a real Idea of the force, originality, influence, and value of the Buddhist Positiv eness. This essay on Buddhist Positiveness was originally written (in 1994)
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Buddhist Scriptures, A Rich New Selection of Writings that Reveal the Core Teachings of the Buddhist Tradition  <br>  By: Donald Lopez
Buddhist Scriptures, A Rich New Selection of Writings that Reveal the Core Teachings of the Buddhist Tradition
By: Donald Lopez
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While Buddhism has no central text comparable to the Bible or Koran, there is a powerful body of scripture from across Asia that encompasses the dharma, or the teachings of the Buddha. In this rich anthology, eminent scholar Donald S. Lopez, Jr., brings together works from a broad historical and geographical range, and from such languages as Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese. There are tales of the Buddha's past lives, a discussion of qualities and qualifications for a monk, and an exploration of the many meanings of enlightenment. Together they provide a vivid picture of the Buddha and of the vast and profound nature of the Buddhist tradition more info
Buddhist Sutras: Origin, Development, Transmission
Buddhist Sutras: Origin, Development, Transmission
By: Mizuno, Kogen
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Founded in India some twenty-five hundred years ago by the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, Buddhism ranks with Christianity and Islam as one of the three great universal religions. The history of its transmission from India to the countries where it flourished is in its sutras, or scriptures. The present book offers an engrossing account both of the origin and development of those sutras and of the monks who braved perilous journeys and mastered unfamiliar languages in order to carry the sutras to new lands. more info
Buddhist Sutras Translated from Pali
Buddhist Sutras
By: Rhys Davids, tr.
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Translated from Pali

This volume contains translation of the following texts:
1. The Book of the Great Decease (the Mahaparinibbana-Suttanta), which is the Buddhist representative of what, among Christians, is called Gospel;
2. The Foundation of the Kingdom of Righteousness (the Dhamma-kakka-ppavattana-Sutta), containing the Four Noble Truths, and the Noble Eight-Fold Path which ends in Arhatship;
3.
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Buddhist Suttas for Recitation: A Companion for Walking the Buddha's Path
Buddhist Suttas for Recitation: A Companion for Walking the Buddha's Path
By: Bhante Gunaratana
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"'Buddhist Suttas for Recitation' is the definitive collection of recitations used at the Bhaavanaa Society in West Virginia. The practice of regular recitation not only nurtures faith and devotion but also contributes to the growth of wisdom. The book also provides background information on devotional practice, teaches how a layperson can start a daily routine of recitation, explains the relationship between meditation and devotional practice, offers instructions on setting up an altar or shrine room, and gives advice on how to utilize these texts to enhance one's development in the Dhamma"--
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Buddhist Suttas: The Sacred Books of the East Part Eleven
Buddhist Suttas: The Sacred Books of the East Part Eleven
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. more info
Comprehensive Commentary Heart Sutra
Comprehensive Commentary on the Heart Sutra
By: Heng-ching Shih
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The Pan-jo po-lo-mi-to hsin-ching yu-tsan is especially significant and unique in that K'uei-chi commented on the Heart Sutra from both Madhyamikan and Yogacarin perspectives. Thus, it became the only source of the Fa-hsiang school's view of Prajnaparamita thought. more info
Confession of Downfalls: The Confession Sutra and Vajrasattva Practice <br> By: Ngawang Dhargyey
Confession of Downfalls: The Confession Sutra and Vajrasattva Practice
By: Ngawang Dhargyey
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The Confession of Downfalls contains translations along with extensive commentaries to the two main sutra and tantra practices of mental purification in Tibetan Buddhism, the Sutra of Three Heaps and the visualization and mantra recitation of Vajrasattva.- The commentaries include excerpts from a sastra by the Indian master Nagarjuna to the Sutra of Three Heaps and both practices are supplemented by verbally transmitted commentaries from The Tibetan lamas Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, Geshe Rabten, Tubten Zopa Rinpoche and Gegen Kyentse. more info
Diamond Sutra & Sutra of Hui -Neng
Diamond Sutra & Sutra of Hui -Neng
By: Price & Wong Mou-lam, tr.
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The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century C.E., is one of most treasured works of Buddhist literature and the oldest extant printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Sutra because its teaching is said to be like a diamond that cuts away all dualistic thought, releasing one from attachment to objects and bringing one to the further shore of enlightenment. The Sutra of Hui-neng, also known as the Platform Sutra, contains the autobiography of this pivotal figure in Zen history and some of the most profound passages in Zen literature. Hui-neng (638-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Zen in China, is often regarded as the true father of the Zen tradition. A poor illiterate woodcutter, he was said to have attained enlightenment upon hearing The Diamond Sutra. Taken together, these two scriptures present the central teachings of a major Buddhist tradition and are essential reading for all students of Buddhism. more info
The Diamond Sutra & The Heart Sutra
Diamond Sutra & The Heart Sutra
By: Edward Conze
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In this brilliant new translation and commentary on The Diamond Sutraone
of the sublime wisdom teachings of Mahayana BuddhismMu Soeng
integrates this ancient wisdom teaching with current scientific and
psychological thought. His clear and readable commentary traces the
connections between these teachings and contemporary theories of quantum
reality, explores the sutra within the framework of Buddhist meditation
practices, and provides a comprehensive historical survey of the
Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Mu Soeng's goal throughout is to reveal the
inspiration and wisdom of The Diamond Sutra to today's reader in an accessible, engaging, and modern manner.
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Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way we perceived the World, Mu Soeng
Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way we perceived the World
By: Mu Soeng
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In this brilliant new translation and commentary on The Diamond Sutraone
of the sublime wisdom teachings of Mahayana BuddhismMu Soeng
integrates this ancient wisdom teaching with current scientific and
psychological thought. His clear and readable commentary traces the
connections between these teachings and contemporary theories of quantum
reality, explores the sutra within the framework of Buddhist meditation
practices, and provides a comprehensive historical survey of the
Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Mu Soeng's goal throughout is to reveal the
inspiration and wisdom of The Diamond Sutra to today's reader in an accessible, engaging, and modern manner.
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Essence of the Heart Sutra: The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings <br>  By: Dalai Lama
Essence of the Heart Sutra: The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings
By: Dalai Lama
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The Heart Sutra contains Buddhism's most direct, most succinct teaching about the true nature of our own being and of all reality. These subtle and easily misunderstood teachings lie at the very heart of all Buddhist wisdom, and a thorough understanding of them is essential for attaining what the Dalai Lama calls "an unmistaken view of reality" - a view that brings about true liberation from the source of all suffering. more info
Essential Lotus: Selections from the Lotus Sutra <br> By: Burton Watson
Essential Lotus: Selections from the Lotus Sutra
By: Burton Watson
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Since its first appearance in China in the third century CE, the Lotus Sutra has been the object of intense veneration among generations of Buddhists in China, Korea, and Japan, as well as other parts of the world. It is often considered the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist sutra, has attracted more commentary than any other Buddhist scripture, and has had a profound impact on the great works of Japanese and Chinese literature. No one can understand East Asia without some knowledge of its teachings. more info
The Vajra Cutter, Exalted Mahayana Sutra on the Wisdom Gone Beyond called
Exalted Mahayana Sutra on the Wisdom Gone Beyond called The Vajra Cutter
by: Gelong Thubten Tsultrim (translator)
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Arya Vajracchedika Nama Prajnaparamita Mahayana Sutra

Based on the Tibetan Lhasa Zhol Printing.
1-24 page The Text of the Sutra.
25-26 Bibliography.
27-40 Notes.
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King of Glorious Sutras called the Exalted Sublime Golden Light
Exalted Sublime Golden Light: A Mahayana Sutra
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The Sutra of Golden Light is a Mahayana sutra with great power and benefit. Reading the sutra helps bring peace to the world, promotes healing, gives great protection, and most importantly, plants the seed of enlightenment.
This version is the much anticipated translation by Losang Dawa, done at the direct request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It is the first translation available from the Tibetan.
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Expository Commentary on the Vimalakirti Sutra
Expository Commentary on the Vimalakirti Sutra
By: Jaime Hubbard (Translator)
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The Buddhacarita: In Praise of Buddha's Acts is a complete biography of Sakyamuni, from his birth until after his death (parinirvana),  when his relics were distributed. Composed by Asvaghosa (early second century CE) the text was rendered into Chinese by Baoyun in 421 CE from the original Sanskrit, creating a simplified version that would be more easily understandable to a Chinese audience. The Buddhacarita reads like a play, describing the incidents and events of the Buddha's life story, from his miraculous birth and early life of wealth and privilege as Crown Prince Siddhartha, to his spiritual journeying and eventual attainment of enlightenment and the teaching and conversion of disciples and followers. Along the way key elements of the Buddha's teaching are revealed and the message of his life is an example of the possibility of awakening and liberation for all.

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Gandhari Version of the Rhinoceros Sutra
Gandhari Version of the Rhinoceros Sutra
By: Salomon
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Prominent in several Buddhist traditions, the Rhinoceros Sutra espouses the virtues of solitude, explaining the dangers of attachments, prescribing a solitary spiritual life, and discussing the nature of friends and friendship. British Library Fragment 5B is the remnant of a scroll that originally contained a complete text of the Rhinoceros Sutra. more info
Heart Sutra Explained
Heart Sutra Explained
By: Lopez, Donald S., Jr.
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The "Heart Sutra Explained" offers new insights of "emptiness and form," and on the mantra, "gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha," and on the synthesis of Madhyamika, Yogacara, and tantric thought that characterized the final period of Buddhism in India. It also includes complete translations of two nineteenth-century Tibetan commentaries demonstrating the selective appropriation of Indian sources. more info
Index to the Lankavatara Sutra  <br>  By: Deisetz Teitaro Suzuki
Index to the Lankavatara Sutra
By: Deisetz Teitaro Suzuki
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(Nanjio Edition). Sanskrit-Chinese-Tibetan, Chinese-Sanskrit and Tibetan-Sanskrit with a Tabulated list of parallel pages of the Nanjio Sanskrit Text and the three Chinese Translations (Sung, Wei, and T'ang) in the Taisho Edition of the Tripitaka. more info
Introduction To The Heart Sutra
Introduction To The Heart Sutra: Buddha's Essential Wisdom to Real Happiness
By: Henry Chang
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The Heart Sutra¡¨ is the shortest yet unquestionably the most popular sutra in Buddhism. Its terse declaration and potent expression of universal truths have fascinated countless minds throughout ages and across Asian territories. more info
Introduction to the Lotus Sutra
Introduction to the Lotus Sutra
By: Suguro, Shinjo
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To many Buddhists, The Lotus Sutra is one of the most important, if not the most important, sutras in the Buddhist canon. To the beginning student of Buddhism, however, The Lotus Sutra often presents a difficult challenge. For this reason, the authors have developed "An Introduction" to The Lotus Sutra, making it easy to understand this central scripture of Mahayana Buddhism. more info
King of Glorious Sutras called the Exalted Sublime Golden Light
King of Glorious Sutras called the Exalted Sublime Golden Light
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The Sutra of Golden Light is a Mahayana sutra with great power and benefit. Reading the sutra helps bring peace to the world, promotes healing, gives great protection, and most importantly, plants the seed of enlightenment.This version is the much anticipated translation by Losang Dawa, done at the direct request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It is the first translation available from the Tibetan."Anybody who wants peace in the world should read The Golden Light Sutra. This is a very important practice to stop violence and wars in the world. The Golden Light Sutra is one of the most beneficial ways to bring peace. This is something that everyone can do, no matter how busy you are even if you can read one page a day, or a few lines and in this way continually read The Golden Light Sutra."
King of Glorious Sutras called the Exalted Sublime Golden Light, FPMT, Paperback, 152 pp, $7.99
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Lankavatara Sutra  Red Pine
Lankavatara Sutra: A Zen Text
By: Red Pine
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Having translated The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra, and following with The Platform Sutra, Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. Zens First Patriarch, Bodhidharma, gave a copy of this text to his successor, Hui-ko, and told him everything he needed to know was in this book. Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha. more info
Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom: With the Divisions of the Abhisamayalankara <br> By: Conze, Edward (tr/ed)
Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom: With the Divisions of the Abhisamayalankara
By: Conze, Edward (tr/ed)
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With the division of the AbhisamayaLankara
"This is a translation of one of the most important expressions of Mahayana Buddhism by the foremost Western authority on the perfect wisdom literature."...It warrants careful sutdy by anyone wishing to 'get into' the thought-world and the experiential frame of reference of Mahayana Buddhism. - Religious Studies Review
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Lotus Sutra and its Opening and Closing Sutras
Lotus Sutra and its Opening and Closing Sutras: A Beautiful Translation with Deep Love from a Lay Buddhist Practitioner
Translated by: Minerva TY Lee
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The Lotus Sutra is the teaching that accords with the true intention and spirit of Shakyamuni Buddha, for it contains the secret essence of the Buddha toward the attainment of Buddhahood. Therefore, it has immeasurable power to bring forth the Buddha-nature, or the Higher Self, for lasting happiness of each individual. more info
Lotus Sutra
Lotus Sutra: A Beautiful Translation with Deep Love from a Lay Buddhist Practitioner
Translated by: Minerva TY Lee
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The Lotus Sutra is the teaching that accords with the true intention and spirit of Shakyamuni Buddha, for it contains the secret essence of the Buddha toward the attainment of Buddhahood. Therefore, it has immeasurable power to bring forth the Buddha-nature, or the Higher Self, for lasting happiness of each individual. more info
Mapping the Bodhicaryavatara
Mapping the Bodhicaryavatara Essays on Mahayana Ethics
By: Pabitrakumar Roy
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Mapping the Bodhicaryavatara' is an interpretive study of the great Mahayana ethical treatise focusing on Bodhisattvayana as it is variantly called. The Bodhicaryavatara is a world classic, and the author, Santideva is a hallowed name in Mahayana discourse, his views and ideas are regarded as of great authority, and the text is incorporated in the Tengyur, the Tibetan cannon of apocryphal writings.The Bodhicaryavatara is a philosophical poem, and the theme is the ethicized consciousness of a bodhisattva, the one who vows to dispel the misery of the human kind, and for that noble purpose alone he wishes to attain Buddhahood. more info
Mirror Reflecting the Entire World: The Pali Buddhapadamangala or "Auspicious Signs on the Buddha's Feet"<br> By: Claudio Cicuzza
Mirror Reflecting the Entire World: The Pali Buddhapadamangala or "Auspicious Signs on the Buddha's Feet"
By: Claudio Cicuzza
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The Buddhapadamangala is an anonymous work in the corpus of Pali literature transmitted in Siam. Its starting point is the conventional description of the wheel mark on the soles of the feet of a Buddha, following the Pali tradition which presents "auspicious signs" (mangala) as the "retinue" (parivara) of the classical wheel. The text lists and explains one hundred and eight auspicious signs, interpreting them in terms of the teachings of the Buddha, with the result that the feet of the Master are transformed into an intricate map of his teachings, which are set symbolically in a many-layered universe.

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Our Appointment with Life
Our Appointment with Life: Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
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This is a translation and commentary by Thich Nhat Hanh on the Sutra on Knowing the Better Way To Live Alone, the earliest teaching of the Buddha on living fully in the present moment. more info
Path of Compassion: The Bodhisattva Precepts The Chinese Brahma's Net Sutra
Path of Compassion: The Bodhisattva Precepts The Chinese Brahma's Net Sutra
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This new and moving translation of the Brahma's Net Sutra also includes translations of ancillary materials not previously available. Translated and introduced by the well-known teacher and author Martine Batchelor, this should become a classic for all those who aspire to the compassion of the Buddha. more info
Path of Wisdom
Path of Wisdom:
A Christian Commentary on the Dhammapada
By: Peter Feldmeier & Leo D Lefebure
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The Dhammapada is Buddhism's most beloved compendium of the Buddha's sayings. It is memorized by thousands of monks, nuns, and laypeople, and it is chanted daily by millions of pious Buddhists. The Path of Wisdom presents this distillation of the Buddha's wisdom in a fresh translation together with an explanation of the Buddhist context in dialogue with wisdom from the Bible and the Christian monastic and spiritual traditions. more info
Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra / Surangama Samadhi Sutra<br> By: Lokaksema and Paul Harrison, Tr. / Kumar
Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra / Surangama Samadhi Sutra
By: Lokaksema and Paul Harrison, Tr. / Kumar
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"The Pratyutpanna Samadhi Sutra"
The Pratyutpanna-buddha-sammukhavasthita-samadhi-sutra (hereafter abbreviated to PraS) is one of the important sources of information on the early development of Mahayana Buddhism, even though it may not be appropriate to regard it as an early Mahayana sutra itself.
The PraS is generally thought to be a work of Pure Land Buddhism. Certainly it has been much used by followers of that school in China and Japan, as well as by adherents of other sects.
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Profound Wisdom of the Heart Sutra <br> By: Bokar Rinpoche
Profound Wisdom of the Heart Sutra
By: Bokar Rinpoche
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The Heart Sutra is one of the most famous texts of Buddhism. Here Shakyamuni Buddha, the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara and Shariputra together with Prajnaparamita, the Mother of all Buddhas reveal to us the wisdom that views phenomena as they are. Bokar Rinpoche penetrates the essence of this sutra transcending words and images. more info
Salistamba Sutra <br> By: Reat, Ross (Tr.)
Salistamba Sutra
By: Reat, Ross (Tr.)
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The Salistamba Sutra, a Mahayana text of great antiquity, has perished in its original Sanskrit form. It is, however, extensively quoted in Sanskrit commentarial literature which does survive in the original. Moreover, the Salistamba survives in several Chinese versions and in Tibetan, including a seventh-century manuscript which represents one of the earliest extant examples of the Tibetan language. As a result, surviving Sanskrit quotations of the Salistamba Sutra can be matched against the Tibetan and Chinese translations of an original Sanskrit version of the text.
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Scripture of the Lotus Blossom of the Fine Dharma
Scripture of the Lotus Blossom of the Fine Dharma (The Lotus Sutra)
By: Leon Hurvitz
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This is a translation of a Buddhist scripture which was originally written in Sanskrit but is best known to Buddhists through Chinese versions. It is one of the most influential and popular texts of Mahayana Buddhism, emphasizing the doctrine that there is only one path to enlightenment, the bodhisattva-path, and the principle that the Buddha is not to be delimited in time and space. The work is famous and beloved throughout the Far East for its parables, such as that of the burning house, that of the wayward son, and many others; for its presentation of abstract religious concepts in concrete images; for the innumerable fascinating beings which people the work; and for the charm, warmth, and directness of its style. more info
Splendid Vision: Reading a Buddhist Sutra
Splendid Vision: Reading a Buddhist Sutra
By: Richard S. Cohen
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Featuring the first-ever English translation of the "Splendid Vision Sutra," a sixth-century Indian Mahayana Buddhist scripture known for its rich ritual magic and worship of bodhisattva-goddesses, this volume explicates the sutra's cultural significance as a source of extraordinary value, cosmic truth, and existential meaning. more info
Stories of the Lotus Sutra
Stories of the Lotus Sutra
By: Gene Reeves
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Stories are ancient and wondrous tools with the mysterious power to
transform lives. And the stories and parables of the Lotus Sutra-one of
the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts-are
among the most fascinating and dramatic.
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Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra
Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra
By: Suzuki
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The title Lankavatara might mean 'entering Lanka' (perhaps referring to the temporary Mahayana period of Ceylon), suggesting that the doctrines of this scripture are possibly consistent with earlier Buddhism preserved in the Pali language.  Suzuki has greatly helped the reader of the basic scripture by discussing the main ideas.  He tells how to study this scripture, compares it with the popular Zen Buddhism, discusses such typical and important doctrines as Mind-only, the 'Triple body of the Buddha', and many minor topics. more info
Suramgamasamadhisutra
Suramgamasamadhisutra
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The Concentration of Heroic Progress
An early Mahayana Buddhist scripture
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Suramgamasamadhisutra: The Concentration of Heroic Progress
Suramgamasamadhisutra: The Concentration of Heroic Progress
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The Suramgamasamadhi Sutra is one of the most important Mahayana Buddhist scriptures. It is ancient, probably composed close to the beginning of the first millennium CE. Its authorship is unknown but as an expression of Mahayanist spirituality it was accepted in India, its land of origin, as well as in China, Japan, Mongolia, and Tibet. more info
Surangama Sutra (Leng Yen Ching)
Surangama Sutra (Leng Yen Ching)
By: Charles Luk
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The Surangama Sutra, or Leng Yen Ching, is a Buddhist apocalyptic text, which, along with an abridged commentary by Ch'an Master Han Shan, has ably been translated from Chinese into English by Charles Luk. Containing apocalyptic thinking, it is asserted that this sutra will disappear upon the disappearance of the dharma. The basic concern of the text is to point out as to how the law of causality terminates in the ermegence of delusion, and on account of delusion samsaric bondage is given rise to. more info
Sutra of Hui-neng
Sutra of Hui-neng, Grand Master of Zen
With Hui-neng's Commentary on the Diamond Sutra
Thomas Cleary, tr.
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The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century C.E., is one of most treasured works of Buddhist literature and the oldest extant printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Sutra because its teaching is said to be like a diamond that cuts away all dualistic thought, releasing one from attachment to objects and bringing one to the further shore of enlightenment. The Sutra of Hui-neng, also known as the Platform Sutra, contains the autobiography of this pivotal figure in Zen history and some of the most profound passages in Zen literature. Hui-neng (638-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Zen in China, is often regarded as the true father of the Zen tradition. A poor illiterate woodcutter, he was said to have attained enlightenment upon hearing The Diamond Sutra. Taken together, these two scriptures present the central teachings of a major Buddhist tradition and are essential reading for all students of Buddhism. more info
Sutra of Queen Srimala of the Lion's Roar and the Vimalakirti Sutra
Sutra of Queen Srimala of the Lion's Roar and the Vimalakirti Sutra
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The Sutra of Queen Srimala of the Lion’s Roar (Srimaladevisimhanada-sutra), translated from the fifth-century Chinese version by Gunabhadra, is a brief but important early Mahayana text. Its major philosophical themes are the tathagatagarbha (“womb of the Buddha”), the inherent potentiality for Buddhahood possessed by all sentient beings, and the One Vehicle teaching. more info
Sutra of the Wise and Foolish <br> By: Frye, Stanley
Sutra of the Wise and Foolish
By: Frye, Stanley
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One of the great treasures of Buddhist literature, is mDo-mdzangs-blun or the Sutra of the Wise and the Foolish as it is known to the Mongols. The text was translated to Mongolian from Tibetan as the Uliger-un dalai or Ocean of Narratives. It is one of the most interesting, enjoyable and readable Buddhist scriptures. more info
Sutra on the Concentration of Sitting Meditation
Sutra on the Concentration of Sitting Meditation
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The Sutra on the Concentration of Sitting Meditation is a meditation manual compiled in China in the 4th century C.E. by Kumarajiva, the noted translator of many important Mahayana sutras and philosophical texts. Based on his profound knowledge of both Traditional and Mahayana Buddhism, Kumarajiva introduced Mahayana thought systematically and significantly advanced the Chinese understanding of Buddhism. more info
Sutra on Upasaka Precepts <br> By: Shih Heng-ching, Bhiksuni
Sutra on Upasaka Precepts
By: Shih Heng-ching, Bhiksuni
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The Upasakasila-sutra (Yu-p'o-sai-chieh ching) is a sutra that sets forth the moral code to be observed by lay followers of Buddhism.
The Upasakasila-sutra is also known as the Sujata-sutra (Shansheng ching) because Sujata is the main character of the sutra.
As its title indicates, the Upasakasila-sutra comprehensively elucidates the content, practice, and essence of the moral code to be observed by lay bodhisattvas.
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Taranatha's Commentaries on the Heart Sutra
Taranatha's Commentaries on the Heart Sutra
By: Adele Tomlin
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The present work is a translation and study of a commentary on the Heart Sutra written by Taranatha (1575–1634), who is widely considered to be one of the most remarkable Buddhist scholars, translators and practitioners from Tibet. In his commentary, Taranatha succinctly distils his vast studies of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist thought on prajñaparamita and Buddha-Nature with the philosophical view of ‘Empty-of-Other’. more info
Ancient Palm-Leaves Containing The Pragna-Paramita- Hridaya-Sutra And The Ushnisha-Vigaya-Dharani F Max Muller Bunyiu Nanjio
The Ancient Palm-Leaves: Containing The Pragna-Paramita- Hridaya-Sutra And The Ushnisha-Vigaya-Dharani.
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. more info
The Lalita Vistara, or Memoirs of the Early Life of Sakya Sinha 2 Vols (Sanskrit Text only) <br> By: Rajendralala Mitra
The Lalita Vistara, or Memoirs of the Early Life of Sakya Sinha 2 Vols (Sanskrit Text only)
By: Rajendralala Mitra
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Lalita Vistara is an amplified treatise on (Buddhist) religion, the noblest of sutras. It expounds the source of Bodhisattva blessings; discloses the light of Tushita; and dilates on the consultation, advent, career, birth-place, and the greatness of the birth-place of the Budhha; it narrates the special excellencies of his boyhood... more info
Thinking of Amitabha Buddha
Thinking of Amitabha Buddha: Selected Mahayans Sutras, translated by Rulu
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Shakyamuni Buddha recommends a Pure Land-Amitabha Buddha's Land of Ultimate Bliss. To be reborn in that land, one must have faith, resolve, and training. In that splendid environment and in the excellent company of advanced Bodhisattvas, one will attain Buddhahood with Amitabha Buddha's training and support. The Pure Land School, originated in China, is founded on five sutras and one treatise. This book, Rulu's second, presents these six texts and four other sutras in English, all translated from texts in the Chinese Buddhist Canon. Five of these ten English translations have never before been published in book form. more info
Three Pure Land Sutras
Three Pure Land Sutras
By: Hisao, Inagaki and Harold Steward
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The Pure Land School is a form of Mahayana Buddhism that centers around the Buddha of Infinite Light and Life, known in Japanese as Amida, in Chinese as O-mi-t'o, and in Sanskrit as Amitabha and Amitayus. This Buddha is dwelling in the Land of Happiness, far to the west of this world, beyond the realms of samsara. With boundless wisdom and compassion, he perceives the problems of existence of those who are suffering from evil karma in samsara and provides means of emancipation. more info
Threefold Lotus Sutra: Innumerable Meanings, The Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Law, and Meditation on the Bodhisattva Universal Virtue
Threefold Lotus Sutra: Innumerable Meanings, The Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Law, and Meditation on the Bodhisattva Universal Virtue
By Kato, Bunno; Kojiro Miyasaka and Yoshiro Tamura
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This is the first English publication of one of the world's great religious classics. Translated by Bunno Katto, Yoshiro Tamura, and Kojiro Miyasaka, with revisions by W.E. more info
Treatise on the Elucidation of the Knowable; The Cycle of the Formation of the Schismatic Doctrines
Treatise on the Elucidation of the Knowable; The Cycle of the Formation of the Schismatic Doctrines
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The Treatise on the Elucidation of the Knowable by the Tibetan master ’Phags-pa, was composed in 1278 as a “manual of Buddhism” for crown prince Zhenjin, second son of the Mongol emperor Qubilai. Translated into Chinese by Ses-rab dpal (Shaluoba) some time before 1306, the text gives descriptions of the animate and inanimate worlds according to Buddhist cosmology in Fascicle One. Fascicle Two offers a précis of basic Buddhist teachings, such as the four truths, dependent origination, and the various factors of the Buddhist path. Contemporary sources likely drawn on by the author, ’Phags-pa, include Vasubandhu’s Abhidharmakosa, the Abhidharmasamuccaya, the Pañcaskandhaka, the Mahayanasutrala?kara, the Prajñapti-sastra, and Prajñaparamita literature. The Cycle of the Formation of the Schismatic Doctrines is based on Xuanzang’s seventh-century Chinese translation (Yibuzonglunlun) of the Samayabhedoparacanacakra, an essay by the ?rst century scholar-monk Vasumitra on the various schismatic doctrines that began to arise soon after the Buddha’s lifetime. The schism of the original Buddhist sangha led to the formation of a number of different Buddhist schools, and the text gives a brief description of each school’s essential tenets and points of doctrine. This important text in Buddhist studies offers insight into the development and doctrines of early Buddhist schools that led eventually to the formation of the Mahayana. more info
Two Esoteric Sutras: Adamantine Pinnacle Sutra & The Susiddhikara Sutra
Two Esoteric Sutras: Adamantine Pinnacle Sutra & The Susiddhikara Sutra
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Translated by Rolf W. Giebel, this volume contains two important texts from the Yoga and Kriya Tantras of Esoteric Buddhism, from eight-century Chinese sources.

3 fascicles Translated by Amoghavajra Taisho No. 865 In China and Japan this sutra is looked upon as a fundamental sutra of Esoteric Buddhism together with the Mahavairocana-sutra (No. 39), and is generally known by its abbreviated title of Kon-go-cho-kyo (Ch.: Chin-kang-ting-ching), meaning “Adamantine Pinnacle Sutra.” This latter appellation is a figurative expression of the superiority of this sutra, likened to the position of the diamond among precious stones. The rituals peculiar to Esoteric Buddhism for the purpose of attaining enlightenment are described in detail, and the Vajradhatu-mandala (‘Mandala of the Adamantine World’) is also based upon this sutra.

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Unique collection of twenty Sutras in a Sanskrit Manuscript from the Potala
Unique collection of twenty Sutras in a Sanskrit Manuscript from the Potala, (2 volumes) By: Bhiksuni Vinita
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This collection is unique not only in that it preserves twelve codices of hitherto unknown sutras, but also in its thematic selection which leads to some interesting and hitherto unforeseen insights. more info
Vairocanabhisambodhi Sutra <br> By: Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research
Vairocanabhisambodhi Sutra
By: Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research
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The Vairocanabhisambodhi Sutra has remained, with the Sarvatathagatatattvasamgraha (English translation by Rolf W. Giebel, The Adamantine Pinnacle Sutra, in the volume Two Esoteric Sutras, Numata Center, 2001), one of the two basic texts of East Asian Esoteric Buddhism. This translation is based on the Chinese version of the text done in 724–5 by Subhakarasimha and his disciple Yixing. Taking the form of a dialogue between the bodhisattva Vajrapani and the Buddha Vairocana, the text’s primary aim is the exposition of bodhi-mind (bodhicitta), rooted in compassion (karuna) and culminating in expedient means (upaya), as the basis for ultimate wisdom. Chapters discuss more specifically Tantric practices, such as construction of a mandala, initiation rites, mantras, mudras, and visualization, as well as the ten precepts and other Mahayana teachings. The final fascicle is a ritual manual. This text provides an excellent overall picture of the theory and practice of mid- to late seventh century Indian Tantric Buddhism. more info
Vajrasamadhi Sutra: Wonhyo's Exposition <br> By: Robert E. Buswell Jr
Vajrasamadhi Sutra: Wonhyo's Exposition
By: Robert E. Buswell Jr
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Wonhyo (617-686) is the dominant figure in the history of Korean Buddhism and one of the most influential thinkers in the Korean philosophical tradition. In Cultivating Original Enlightenment, the first volume in The International Association of Wonhyo Studies' Collected Works of Wonhyo series, Robert E. Buswell, Jr., translates Wonhyo's longest and culminating work, the Exposition of the Vajrasamadhi-Sutra. Wonhyo here brings to bear all the tools acquired throughout a lifetime of scholarship and meditation to the explication of a scripture that has a startling connection to the Korean Buddhist tradition. more info
Vimalakirti Sutra <br>  By: Burton Watson
Vimalakirti Sutra
By: Burton Watson
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One of the most popular Asian classics for roughly two thousand years, the Vimalakirti Sutra stands out among the sacred texts of Mahayana Buddhism for its conciseness, its vivid and humorous episodes, its dramatic narratives, and its eloquent exposition of the key doctrine of emptiness or nondualism. Unlike most sutras, its central figure is not a Buddha but a wealthy townsman, who, in his mastery of doctrine and religious practice, epitomizes the ideal lay believer. For this reason, the sutra has held particular significance for men and women of the laity in Buddhist countries of Asia, assuring them that they can reach levels of spiritual attainment fully comparable to those accessible to monks and nuns of the monastic order. more info
Wisdom Gone Beyond Curriculum, Lama Migmar Tseten
Wisdom Gone Beyond Curriculum
By: Lama Migmar Tseten
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The Wisdom Gone Beyond Curriculum is a guided step by step curriculum to study and contemplate on the commentaries of the profound Heart Sutra that we have published in The Wisdom Gone Beyond. These teachings contain an extensive discussion of the perfection of wisdom trainings that help us go beyond both Samsara and Nirvana to discover the wisdom and compassion of complete enlightenment. The perfection of wisdom teachings are complementary to the thirty-seven awakening paths of Theravada Buddhism. The wisdom teachings are also indispensable in establishing the perfect view of emptiness necessary to practicing the two stages of the tantric sadhana.


The Wisdom Gone Beyond Curriculum, Lama Migmar Tseten, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016, Paperback, 350 pages, $19.95
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