Mahāyāna Sūtras | Zen Sūtras

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

Diamond Sūtra

Index Anchors 1. Introduction 2. Diamond Sūtra Related Resources 1. Diamond Sūtra | About 2. Diamond Sūtra | Full 3. Zen Sūtras 1. Intro The Diamond Sūtra is the popular shortened name of the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra , a Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtra from the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtras or 'Perfection of Wisdom ' genre. Translated into a variety of languages over a broad geographic range, the Diamond

Diamond Sūtra

Index Anchors 1. Introduction 2. History 3. Contents Related Resources 1. Diamond Sūtra | Full 2. Diamond Sūtra | About 3. Zen Sūtras 1. Introduction The Diamond Sūtra is the popular shortened name of the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra , a Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtra from the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtras or 'Perfection of Wisdom ' genre. Translated into a variety of languages over a broad geographic range, the

Sūtra of Forty-Two Sections

Index Anchors 1. Introduction 2. Sūtra of 42 Sections Related Resources 1. Diamond Sūtra | Full 2. Zen Sūtras 3. Sūtra of 42 Sections 1. Introduction The Sūtra of Forty-two Sections (also called the Sūtra of Forty-two Chapters is often regarded as the first Indian Buddhist Sūtra translated into Chinese . However, according to some opinions, this collection of aphorisms may have appeared some time

The Bequeathed Teaching Sūtra

Index Anchors 1. Introduction 2. Bequeathed Teaching Sūtra Related Resources 1. Diamond Sūtra | Full 2. Zen Sūtras 3. Sūtras 1. Introduction This text, the Bequeathed Teaching Sūtra , was translated into Chinese around 400 C.E. by Kumārajīva and became an influential text often cited and commented on among Chinese Buddhists. In Chan ( Zen ) communities in particular, it was considered a basic reference,