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Mahayana Sutras

Most of the Mahayana Sutras were written between 100 BCE and 200 CE. The authorship for most is unknown. Different schools of Mahayana Buddhism emphasize different Sutras.
  1. The Prajnaparamita Sutra (5)
  2. The Pure Land Sutras (0)

The Heart Sutra
A brief introduction to the Heart Sutra for the completely baffled.

The Lotus Sutra: An Overview
Of the countless scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism, few are more widely read or revered than the Lotus Sutra. This article gives a brief overview of the sutra and its history.

Major Mahayana Sutras
The Mahayana sutras are a vast body of texts written mostly in the 1st and 2nd centuries CE. The authorship is unknown, and in many cases the original Sanskrit texts have been lost. The sutras survived through Chinese and Tibetan translations. In spite of questionable provenance, the Mahayana sutras contain some of the most profound and...

The Vimalakirti Sutra
The Vimalakirti Sutra is an ancient Mahayana Buddhist scripture of deep wisdom and wit.

The Avatamsaka Sutra
The Avatamsaka Sutra is a work of sumptuous imagery that presents all phenomena as interpenetrating.

The Arya-Bodhisattva-gocara-upayaisaya-vikurvana-nirdesa-nama-mahayana-sutra
The Arya-Bodhisattva-gocara-upayaisaya-vikurvana-nirdesa-nama-mahayana-sutra (yes, that's its name) is a Mahayana Buddhist sutra that presents a Buddhist theory of war.

The Tibetan Buddhist Canon
The Tibetan Buddhist scriptural canon is in two parts, called the Kangyur and he Tengyur. Here is a basic introduction.

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