Orthodox Buddhism

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Dharma Talk

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Root Guru – Tibetan rtsa-ba’i bla-ma – Primary Buddhist Master

Compare with Guru – Shifu – Master.

“The spiritual teacher that inspires one the most. The spiritual teacher that inspires one the most, such that his or her inspiration serves as the root giving sustenance to one’s spiritual growth.”

Other languages: Deutsch: Wurzelguru, Русский: Коренной гуру, Tiếng Việt: Bổn sư gốc

Related terms:

  • Guru – Shifu – Master
  • Kalachakra tantra root downfall
  • Root bodhisattva vows
  • Root disturbing emotion
  • Root disturbing emotions and attitudes
  • Root downfall
  • Root tantric vows
  • Roots of constructive force
  • Roots of positive force
  • Roots of virtue


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Abbreviations of Buddhist Text Translation Society (BTTS) Buddha Dharma Publications

Buddhist Text Translation Society (BTTS)

Abbreviations of BTTS Publications. Most of the texts below are by one of Cloud Monk‘s Root Gurus the Tripitaka Charya Venerable Master Hsuan Hua.

  • AS – Amitābha Sutra – The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra: A General Explanation
  • BNS – Brahma Net Sutra – Brahmajāla Sūtra – 梵網經
  • BRF – Buddha Root Farm
  • CL – Cherishing Life
  • CPL – Ch’an and Pure Land Dharma Talks (reprinted in LY – Listen to Yourself, Think Everything Over, Vol. 2)
  • DFS – Dharma Flower Sutra – Lotus Sutra – Sadharma Pundarika
  • DS – Dhāraṇī Sutra – Dharani Sutra
  • EDR – Entering the Dharma Realm (FAS Flower Adornment Sutra Avatamsaka , Chapter 39)
  • FAS – Flower Adornment Sutra – Avatamsaka
  • FASP – FASP – Flower Adornment Sutra Prologue – Avatamsaka
  • FASVP – Flower Adornment Sutra Verse Preface – Avatamsaka
  • FHS – Filiality: The Human Source
  • HR – Human Roots
  • HS – Heart Sutra – Prajna Paramita Hridaya Sutra – Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra: With “Verses Without a Stand” and Prose Commentary
  • LY – Listen to Yourself, Think Everything Over
  • NS – Nirvana Sutra (unpublished draft translation)
  • NTC – News from True Cultivators
  • OYE – Open Your Eyes, Take a Look at the World
  • PB – Pictorial Biography of the Venerable Master Hsu Yun
  • PDS – Proper Dharma Seal
  • PS – Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra
  • RH – City of 10,000 Buddhas Recitation Handbook
  • RHS – Records of High Sanghans
  • RL – Records of the Life of the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua
  • S42 – Sutra in Forty-two Sections
  • SE – Song of Enlightenment
  • SM – Śūraṅgama Mantra Commentary
  • SPV – Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva
  • SS – Śūraṅgama Sutra – SS – Shurangama Sutra – Surangama Sutra – A New Translation with Excerpts from the Commentary by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua
  • SV – Śrāmaṇera Vinaya and Rules of Deportment
  • TD – The Ten Dharma Realms Are not Beyond a Single Thought
  • TS – Three Steps One Bow
  • TT – Herein Lies the Treasure Trove
  • UW – UW – Universal Worthy’s Conduct and Vows (FAS Flower Adornment Sutra Avatamsaka, Chapter 40 – Samantabhadra’s King of Prayers)
  • VBS – Vajra Bodhi Sea
  • VS – VS – Vajra Sutra – Diamond Sutra – Diamond Cutter Sutra – Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra: A General Explanation
  • WM – Water Mirror Reflecting Heaven
  • WOH – With One Heart Bowing to the City of 10,000 Buddhas
  • WPG – World Peace Gathering


Volume numbers are indicated by roman numerals.

  • CWSL – Hsüan-tsang. Ch’eng Wei-shih Lun; The Doctrine of Mere-Consciousness.
  • DPPN – Malalasekera, G.P., ed. Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names (Pali Text Society).
  • EB – Malalasekera, G.P., ed. Encyclopedia of Buddhism
  • HYSC – Huayan Shuchao (National Master Qingliang’s Commentary on the Flower Adornment Sutra)
  • PTSD – Rhys Davids, T. W., ed. The Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary.
  • T. – Takakusu and Watanabe, eds. Taisho shinshu Daizokyo.

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! Template for Buddhist Shastras by BTTS Buddhist Text Translation Society BTTS Ven Hsuan Hua

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Shurangama Mantra – Cosmic Magic Syllables Save the World 天地靈文救世界

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Vajra Bodhi Sea

“Vajra Bodhi Sea (VBS), a Monthly Journal of Orthodox Buddhism, is published by the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (DRBA) since 1970, Vajra Bodhi Sea includes Buddhist canonical works and contemporary Buddhist articles translated by the Buddhist Text Translation Society (BTTS).

Also included are biographies of Buddhist monks, sketches of the lives of contemporary monastics and lay-disciples around the world, Sanskrit lessons, verses, and articles that address current issues from a Buddhist perspective.


See Buddhist Text Translation SocietyBTTS Abbreviations: Vajra Bodhi Sea – Made up of Dharma Talks and Sutra Commentary (Shastra) by one of Cloud Monk‘s Root Gurus the Tripitaka Charya Venerable Master Hsuan Hua of the Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

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Shurangama Mantra Verse 001

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Shurangama Mantra Verse Explanations

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Index of Buddhist Words, Phrases and Topics – Letter Y

0-9 EnumerationsABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

  • Yasa
  • Yidam
  • Yidam (synonym for Buddha-figure)
  • Yieychi
  • Yoga
  • Yoga tantra
  • Yoga with signs
  • Yoga without signs
  • Yogachara
  • Yogachara-svatantrika
  • Yogatantra
  • Yogi
  • Yogini

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