Mahayana reading list/website

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Mahayana reading list/website

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:31 am

Got one?

For the Pail Canon, there are sites like Access to Insight, is there such a thing for Mahayana sutras?

My understanding is the Mahayana canon is much vaster, but do people have a simple 'reading list' or similar they'd reccomend?
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is not born in the hearts of disciples in whom the moisture of attachment has dried up. It grows instead in the hearts of ordinary sentient beings who possess in full the fetters of bondage." -Se Chilbu Choki Gyaltsen
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Re: Mahayana reading list/website

Postby viniketa » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:51 am

There is not one, but many. Perhaps too many...

Here are some links to some 'basic' outlines:

Guide to Mahayana Sutras

Sacred Texts: Mahayana Buddhism

Buddha Sūtras Mantras

Buddhist Scriptures in Multiple Languages

Plus a lot of others in the Mahāyāna forum, here: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=17

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Re: Mahayana reading list/website

Postby Son of Buddha » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:35 pm

Johnny Dangerous wrote:Got one?

For the Pail Canon, there are sites like Access to Insight, is there such a thing for Mahayana sutras?

My understanding is the Mahayana canon is much vaster, but do people have a simple 'reading list' or similar they'd reccomend?



(1)Brahma Net sutra(Bodhisattva moral code)
(2)3 Pureland sutras
(3)The Lions roar of Queen Srimala Sutra(contains 10 Bodhisattva vows and Tathagatagarbha(Buddha nature) teachings.
(4)Mahaparinirvana sutra
(5)Lotus Sutra

(It doesnt have to be in this order I just like writing number lists:)
(Brahma Net and Queen Srimala sutras are very small,you could probley read Both of them 6 times in one day)

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