Buddhist Sutras & Treatises

Buddhist Sūtras | Index of Category – Contains all most important Buddhist Sūtras and Canonical works – published in this category on Red Zambala – containing such sub-categories as – Theravada Sūtras, Important Treatises and Prayer-books from Theravada Buddhist tradition, All major Pure Land and Mahāyāna Sūtras, Several Important Vajrayana Sūtras from Tibetan Canon and as well several important Texts from Tibetan tradition – full

The Pratyutpanna Samādhi Sūtra contains the first known mentions of the Buddha Amitābha and his Pure Land, said to be at the origin of Pure Land Buddhism in China. The Sūtra is built as a conversation on Dharma between Buddha and Bodhisattva Bhadrapāla, in presence of many other venerable Bodhisattvas and Bhikṣus regarding constant remembering of Buddha Amitābha in the Western Pure Land and the

A short and instructive poem - Thirty Words of Advice from the Heart by Longchen Rabjampa (Longchenpa) (1308-1363) – the famous teacher in Tibetan Buddhism in tradition of Nyingma and Dzogchen – the Great Perfection. I have followed many learned and realized masters and received many profound instructions, I have seen a few profound Sūtras and Tantras; Yet whilst knowing them, I do not apply

400 Verses on the Middle Path by Āryadeva (c. 3rd century), one of the fathers of Madhyamaka philosophy of Mahāyāna Buddhism and the main disciple of Ārya Nāgārjuna. The work consists of 4 parts or 16 chapters: 1. Overcoming Incorrect Consideration; Parts 1-4 2. Overcoming Disturbing Emotions and Helping Others; Parts 5-8 3. Refuting Distorted Views about Time, Space and Self; Parts 9-12 4. Refuting

Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra - Engaging in Bodhisattva Behaviour by Śāntideva c. 8th century. Part 1 - The Benefits of Bodhichitta. Respectfully, I prostrate to the Blissfully Gone (Buddhas) endowed with Dharmakāya, as well as to their (Bodhisattva) offspring and to everyone worthy of prostration. Let me explain (how to) engage in the Blissfully Gone offsprings' code, which I’ve compiled and condensed in accord with Buddhas’ words to

Dzogchen: The Four-Themed Precious Garland by Longchenpa (1308–1364). Precious Human Rebirth. Death and Impermanence. Shortcomings of Saṁsāra. Developing a state of Śamatha. The cool shade of the precious wish-granting tree of the ways of the Triumphant One’s Dharma offers protection from all the torments of compulsive (Saṁsāra) existence and complacent (Nirvāṇa. I shall explain the good qualities of the 4 aspects (of the Dharma).

Letter to a Friend by Nāgārjuna (c. 150 – c. 250 CE). The Triumphant has proclaimed 6 (objects) for continual mindfulness: a) the Buddhas, b) the Dharma, c) the Saṅgha, d) generous giving, e) ethical discipline, and f) the gods. - Be continually mindful of the mass of good qualities of these. Always entrust yourself, with body, speech, and mind, to the 10 pathways of

Wheel of Sharp Weapons by Dharmarakṣita (c. 9th century). The Wheel of Sharp Weapons Effectively Striking the Heart of the Foe was composed by the great Yogi Dharmarakṣita in his retreat in the jungle where many fierce animals prey. From among his many disciples, Dharmarakṣita transmitted these teachings to Atiśa; and Atiśa practiced them wherever he travelled in order to tame those who were most

In Praise of Dependent Arising by Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419). Unawareness is the root of as much torment as there is in the world. Thus, you spoke of dependent arising, which, if seen, turns that back. How could those with intelligence not have comprehended the path of dependent arising as being the essential point of your teachings? “Whatever depends on conditions is devoid of a self-establishing

The Foundation for Good Qualities by Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419). (Healthy) reliance on a kind spiritual master, the foundation for all good qualities, is the root of the path. Seeing this well, I request inspiration to rely with great appreciation, through many endeavours. I request inspiration quickly to develop on my mind-stream a path that combines the pair: a stilled, settled mind and an exceptionally perceptive