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

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  • NS – Nirvana Sutra (unpublished draft translation)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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Shastras by Tripitaka Charya Venerable Master Hsuan Hua of Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (DRBA) and the Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB) and its Buddhist Text Translation Society (BTTS).

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

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Shastras by Tripitaka Charya Venerable Master Hsuan Hua of Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (DRBA) and the Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB) and its Buddhist Text Translation Society (BTTS).

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

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

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

Kalachakra tantra root downfall

“A transgression of one of the version of the root tantric vows (vows) that is specific to the practice of Kalachakra.”

Tantra Texts from the Tripitaka.

Yidam – yid-kyi-dam-tshig – Iṣṭa-devatā – Ishta-Devata – Meditational Deity or Tutelary Deity

Other languages:

  • Deutsch: Übertretung der tantrischen wurzelgelübde des kalachakra
  • Русский: Коренные тантрические падения калачакры
  • Tiếng Việt: Phạm trọng giới của mật điển thời luân

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Dharma Protectors – Dharmapala

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

Kalachakra

“An anuttarayoga tantra practice for overcoming the cycles of time and attaining enlightenment for the benefit of all.”

Tantra Texts from the Tripitaka.

Yidam – yid-kyi-dam-tshig – Iṣṭa-devatā – Ishta-Devata – Meditational Deity or Tutelary Deity

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Dharma Protectors – Dharmapala

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

Chan Masters – Historic Chinese Buddhist Zen Meditation Masters

  • Arya Venerable Xuyun – Chan Master Xu Yun – 虛雲《禪師》

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Arya Master Hui Neng the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Chan Buddhism, Tripitaka Charya Venerable Master Hsuan Hua

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

Arya Venerable Xuyun – Chan Master Xu Yun – Hsu Yun – 虛雲《禪師》

Arya Venerable XuyunChan Master Xu Yun – 虛雲《禪師》

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Year of Passing into Parinirvana: 1959

Venerable Da Xin De Ben Shr has a particularly close connection with Master Hsu Yun.

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Arya Master Hui Neng the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Chan Buddhism, Tripitaka Charya Venerable Master Hsuan Hua

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

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Arya Master Hui Neng the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Chan Buddhism, Tripitaka Charya Venerable Master Hsuan Hua

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

Tibetan Buddhism – Mahayana – Vajrayana-Mantrayāna-Tantrayana – Tantric Buddhist Vehicle

Tibetan Buddhism – Mahayana – Vajrayana-Mantrayāna-Tantrayana – Tantric Buddhist Vehicle

See also Vajrayana – Vajrayāna वज्रयान – Mantrayāna-Tantrayana – Tantric Buddhism Secret Mantra Diamond Vehicle – Tibetan rdo-rje theg-pa – Mìjiao – Mìzōng Esoteric Tradition – Tiếng Việt: Kim cương thừa

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