Links and Resources ::: Sutra Collections
Online Mahayana Sutras - Page with various mahayana sutras and a few commentries on sutras. They include Diamond Sutra, Heart Sutra, Sutra of Hui Neng, Amitabha Sutra, and Sutra of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, Enlightenment Sutra.
Access to Insight - A library of readings from Theravada Buddhism. Search, browse, and download over 600 translated discourses by the Buddha, plus many transcriptions of Dhamma books and talks.
Adittapariyaya Sutta - The Fire Sermon.
Ananda Sutta - To Ananda (on Mindfulness of Breathing).
Anapanasati Sutra - Discourse on the mindfulness of breathing
Anapanasati Sutta - Sutra on mindfulness of breathing.
Anattalakkhana Sutta - The Sermon on the Not-Self Characteristic.
Bhikkuni Samyutta Suttas - 10 suttas about Mara, the personification of doubt and evil, trying in vain to lure the bhikkhunis (nuns) away from their meditation spots in the forest by asking them provocative questions.
Bhumija Sutta - The discourse to Bhumija.
Bodhisattva Kishitigarbha Vow Sutra - Transalation presented in the form of a seemingly mythic dialogue between the Buddha and Kishitigarbha. Includes historical introduction, the text and a glossary.
Buddha's First Sermon - A reconstruction of Buddha's first sermon. Composed at least several centuries after Siddhartha Gautama's death, contains the essence of what the Buddha taught his earliest disciples.
Buddha's Sermons and Teachings - A version of Buddha's first sermon and a discussion of the nature of Nirvana.
BUDDHA-DHARMA.EU - a Dutch language site decidated Buddhist canonical texts and commentaries, also providing resources related to practice and theory.
Buddhist Information - A large collection of sutras.
Cula-Kammavibhanga Sutta - Buddhist text on how Action differentiates beings in terms of baseness & excellence.
Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta - The Shorter Instructions to Malunkya regarding the cosmos.
Cula-Suññata Sutta - The Lesser Discourse on Emptiness.
Cula-Vedalla Sutta - The Shorter Set of Questions-and-Answers.
Culasunnata Sutta - On Voidness (sunyata) - the quintessence of Buddhism.
Cunda Kammaraputta Sutta - Buddha's teaching about ways in which one is made impure by verbal or mental actions.
Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta - Setting Rolling the Wheel of Truth.
Dhammapada - Full English translations of the Dhammapada.
Dhammapada - The Path Of Dhamma - The Dhammapada consists of 423 verses in Pali uttered by the Buddha on some 305 occasions for the benefit of a wide range of human beings.
Dhammapada [Gutenberg] - A collection of verses; being one of the canonical books of the Buddhists.
Dighavu-kumara Vatthu - The Story of Prince Dighavu. Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Hiri Sutta - A sutra from the Sutta Nipata, discussing definition of friendship.
Householder Sutta Page - Provides links of various Suttas on the internet.
Kaccayanagotta Sutta - The sutra on right view.
Kayagata-sati Sutta - Sutra on Mindfulness immersing in the body.
Lankavatara Sutra - Excerpts from the Lankavatara Sutra.
Lotus of the True Dharma - A sacred text of Mahayana Buddhism on the subject of the true nature of the Buddha.
Maha-Cattarisaka Sutta - "The Great Forty" - a discourse on Right View.
Maha-Nidana Sutta - The Great Causes Discourse.
Maha-Parinibbana Sutta - Sutra on the Last Days of the Buddha. This sutra gives a good summary of the Buddha's Teachings.
Maha-Satipatthana Sutta - The Great Frames of Reference Sutra.
Metta Sutra - The Buddha's Words on Kindness (Metta Sutta)
Metta Sutta - May all beings be at ease....
Quotes from the Masters - A collection of quotes from various sutras. Indexed by author.
Rathakara Sutta (Pacetana Sutta) - The Chariot Maker - Buddha's parable about the straightness of wheels as corresponding to the straightness of practice.
Reflections On The Three Fold Lotus Sutra - Paper by John R.A. Mayer. Presents reflections on how this text is applicable to issues in contemporary Western philosophy. Contrasts Nichiren and Tendai traditions with Zen.
Sabbasava Sutta - Sutra on All the Fermentations (thoughts that arise in mind).
Saddharma - an English language page on the aspects of Buddhist practice and theory, hosted on a Dutch website dedicated to Buddhist canonical texts and commentaries.
Sallekha Sutta - The Discourse on Effacement.
Samaññaphala Sutta - The Fruits of the Contemplative Life Sutra. This discourse is one of the masterpieces of the Pali Canon.
Sammaditthi Sutta - The Discourse on Right View.
Sammaditthi Sutta - The Discourse on Right View
Samyutta Nikaya - The third division of the Sutta Pitaka, contains 2,889 suttas grouped into five sections (vaggas).
Satipatthana -- Foundations of Mindfulness - Site is dedicated to the study of sati - a Pali word for the Buddhist concept which is most often translated as "mindfulness."
Satipatthana Sutra - Discourse on The Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
Satipatthana Sutta - The foundations of mindfulness.
Shurangama Sutra - Text, commentaries and articles on content of the sutra and its historical background.
Sigalovada Sutta - The Discourse to Sigala -- The Layperson's Code of Discipline.
Siha Sutta - To General Siha (On Generosity). Anguttara Nikaya V.34.
Sunakkhatta Sutta - The discourse to Sunakkhatta on craving.
The Anattalakkhana Sutta - A document from the Pali canon of Buddhist scriptures in which Buddha speaks on not-self characteristic.
The Dhammapada - A collection of 423 verses containing the Buddha's essential teachings on some 305 occasions for the benefit of a wide range of human beings.
The Gospel of Buddha - A 19th century compilation from a variety of Buddhist texts by Paul Carus. It is modelled on the New Testament. It was very widely read, and was even recommended by Ceylonese Buddhist leaders as a teaching tool for Buddhist children.
The Lotus Sutra - Also known as the "White Lotus of the True Dharma" or "Saddharma-Pundarika Sutta". Translated by Burton Watson.
The Lotus Sutra - Translated By H. Kern (1884).
The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Law - This is the complete text in English as translated by H. Kern in 1884.
Upajjhatthana Sutta - Subjects for Contemplation.