Abhidharma

Part of the Tripitaka.

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Buddhist Vinaya – 戒 / 毗奈耶

Buddhist Vinaya refers to the Precepts for Sangha of Monks and Nuns.

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See also Buddhism Bibliography including: Sutras, Shastras, VinayasAbhidharma, Tantras, and modern Dharma texts from Modern Buddhist Masters or their Disciples.

Buddhism Glossary, Three Refuges: 1. Buddhas, 2. Dharma: SutrasShastrasVinayaTantras, Buddhist Bibliography, 3. Sangha: BodhisattvasHistoric Buddhist MastersModern Buddhist Masters

Buddha Dharma Texts (Sutra-Shastra-Vinaya-Abhidharma-Tantra) – Buddhist Scriptures and Exegesis

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Buddhist Tantric Texts – Vajrayana – Vajrayāna वज्रयान – Mantrayāna-Tantrayana – Tantric Buddhism Secret Mantra Diamond Vehicle – Mìjiao – Mìzōng Esoteric Tradition – Việt Kim cương thừa

Vajrayana – Vajrayāna वज्रयान – Mantrayāna-Tantrayana – Tantric Buddhism Secret Mantra Diamond Vehicle – Mìjiao – Mìzōng Esoteric Tradition – Việt Kim cương thừa

The foundation of Buddhist Mantrayana or Tantrayana is the Three Principle Aspects of the Path:

  • 1. Renunciation (Upeksha)
  • 2. Bodhichitta (The Aspiration / Mind of Enlightenment)
  • 3. Emptiness (Maha Prajna Paramita – Shunyata).

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Three Jewels – Triple Gem – 3 Refuges – Ratna Trayaya

The Three Refuges are:

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Buddhism Glossary

Buddhism A to Z

Compiled by a practicing Buddhist scholar, in direct and easy-to-understand language, Buddhism A to Z provides insights for the academic yet is not difficult for a beginner. 

It includes definition of terms such as bodhisattva, sangha, karma, dharani or mantra, skandhas or heaps, sharira or relics, anuttara-samyak-sambodhi or perfect and complete enlightenment. 

It contains brief biographies on great masters and monks, such as

  • 1. Kumarajiva, the translator of the Lotus Sutra
  • 2. Xuan Zang, the Chinese pilgrim who journeyed to India in search of Buddhist Sutra, whose life was fictionalized in Journey to the West orAdventures of Monkey King
  • 3. Bodhidharma, the monk who brought Buddhism from India to China, and is considered the founder of Shaolin Kungfu
  • 4. Huineng, the author of the Sixth Patriarch Sutra

It gives summaries of the major Mahayana sutras, including

  • 1) Amitabha Sutra, which describes rebirth in the land of Ultimate Bliss or Sukhavati
  • 2. Avatamsaka (Flower Adornment) Sutra, which details the bodhisattva path to Buddhahood
  • 3. Lotus (Dharma Flower) Sutra, the major text studied by the Tiantai school which unites all previous Dharma teaching into one ultimate teaching
  • 4. Surangama Sutra, the classic text for the Chan, or meditative school

It also provides background information on Buddhas and Boddhisattvas such as Amitabha, Sakyamuni, Maitreya, Samantabhadra, Universal Worthy, Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu and more.

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Buddhism Glossary, Three Refuges: 1. Buddhas, 2. Dharma: SutrasShastrasBuddhist Bibliography, 3. Sangha: BodhisattvasHistoric Buddhist MastersModern Buddhist Masters

Brahma Net Sutra – Brahmajāla Sūtra – 梵網經

Brahma Net Sutra – Brahmajāla Sūtra (traditional Chinese: 梵網經; ; pinyin: Fànwǎng jīng

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Modern Buddhist Masters

Year of Birth:

Modern Buddhist Masters means “Awake” Masters such as Rinpoches like Choden Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, et al.

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See also Buddhist Glossary, Historic Buddhist Masters, Buddhist Bibliography

Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva – Ksitigarbha Sutra – Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva Pūrvapraṇidhāna Sūtra – 菩薩經 – Di Zang Jing – 地藏菩薩本願經

Earth Store Sutra – Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva – Ksitigarbha Sutra – Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva Pūrvapraṇidhāna Sūtra – 菩薩經 – Di Zang Jing

地藏菩薩本願經

Kṣitigarbha (Bodhisattva) 地藏《菩薩》 Also called Earth Store Bodhisattva 地藏菩薩

Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva – Earth Store Bodhisattva 地藏菩薩 – Di-Zang Pu-Sa – Kṣitigarbha – Jizō – ས་ཡི་སྙིང་པོ Tibetan Sayi Nyingpo

“Reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno but largely unknown in the West, this sutra, which discusses the workings of karma and rebirth, describes the various Buddhist hells and the reasons for falling into them. Spoken by Shakyamuni Buddha, it tells us that he entrusted Earth Store (Ksitigarbha) Bodhisattva with the endless task of rescuing all living beings from suffering. Earth Store’s long history and extraordinary vows to accomplish this impossible task have made this an extremely popular Buddhist text and the predominant funeral scripture in East Asia for centuries. Master Hsuan Hua and his disciples published the first ever English translation from Classical Chinese.”

Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva – Di Zang Wang Pu Sa Jing

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Buddhism Glossary, Three Refuges: 1. Buddhas, 2. Dharma: SutrasShastrasBuddhist Bibliography, 3. Sangha: BodhisattvasHistoric Buddhist MastersModern Buddhist Masters