Buddhist Sūtras & Main Texts

Smaller Sukhāvatīvyūha Sutra | Amitābha sutra

The Smaller Sukhāvatīvyūha Sutra or else known as Amitābha Sūtra is one of the three most significant Buddhist Sūtras in the Pure Land Buddhism school, extolling the story of Buddha Amitābha (Amitāyus), his wows to help all living beings in the after-death state and how to reach his Land of Ultimate Happiness (Sukha) or otherwise known as the Pure Land of Amitābha. It is frequently...

Theravada Protection Chants

Theravada Protection Chants are 3 groups of recitals used often in Theravada Buddhism for Protection, Development of Compassion and Good Qualities and Blessing. They can be chanted each one separately or one after another, preferably in given order, but if you have less time - they can be chanted also separately. All texts are given in canonical Pali language and English translation. The best known...

The Way to the Beyond | Pārāyanavagga

Pārāyana Vagga deals with 16 questions asked by 16 brāhmin youths while the Buddha is staying at Pāsānaka Shrine in the country of Magadha. The Buddha gives his answers to each of the questions asked by the youths. Knowing the meaning of each question and of the answers given by the Buddha, if one practises the Dhamma as instructed in this sutta, one can surely...

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Tibetan Book of the Dead or otherwise known as Bardo Thödol, here you can read online full text of this very important book, written in the environment of Tibetan Buddhism - what expects you, your close ones and everyone else in the after-death state of transference of Consciousness-principle from this material plane of existence to the after-death state, what happens, what you should know and...

Dīgha Nikāya | Long Discourses of Buddha

Dīgha Nikāya or Long Discourses of Buddha - The direct words, Sutras or Suttas of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, as they were heard and later included in so called Tripitaka or Pali Canon. The Long Sutras. Buddha Shakyamuni used to tell - there are three kinds of students - with great, medium and small capacities - and so are Buddhas sutras - Long Suttas, Medium...

Abhidharmakosha by Vasubandhu

Abhidharmakośa, the famous fundamental treatise of 5th century by Vasubandhu, explaining the fundaments of system of knowledge according to Vaibhasika tradition of Buddhism is here. The main points of study here are the theory of dharma or elements of existence, perception of reality through indriyas (faculties), the notion of karma in the light of teaching about dharmas, path to liberation – Abhidharma or dharma Nirvana

Vajra Armor Healing Mantra

This is the great Vajra Armor mantra of Padmasambhava, healing all 404 types of diseases; provide protection from sicknesses and bad omens sent by celestial beings and so on. It is believed the mantra was given by Guru Rinpoche and concealed as Terma and later revealed to beings by the great tertön Dorje Lingpa. In other words – Vajra Armor is considered a very powerful...

Tathāgatagarbha Sutra

Tathāghatagarbha Sutra - one of the basic Buddhist sutras from the third turning of wheel of Dharma, where Buddha explained the basic principle of Tathāgatagarbha or Buddha-dhātu, in our days well known us "Buddha Nature".

Prajna Paramita Hridaya Sutra

This is the great Prajna Paramita Hridaya Sutra, or Ultimate Heart’s Wisdom Sutra. Although during his second turning of the Dharma wheel at Rajagriha Buddha gave many sutras on Prajnaparamita or Ultimate Wisdom and emptiness, Prajna Paramita Hridaya sutra contains a concise record on the essence of teachings. It has gained a great popularity and chanted every day in almost all Zen centres and other...

The Prayer of the Ground, Path & Fruition

The Prayer of the Ground, Path & Fruition From the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse by by Jigme Lingpa (1729-1798): The true nature of things is naturally free of conceptual projections. It does not exist, since even the victorious ones do not see it. Yet neither is it non-existent, as it is the ground of all samsara and nirvana. There is no contradiction here,...

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