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*‘Sutra’, as distinct from ‘[[tantra]]’. The entire teachings of the Buddha can be distinguished as either sutra or tantra.
 
*‘Sutra’, as distinct from ‘[[tantra]]’. The entire teachings of the Buddha can be distinguished as either sutra or tantra.
 
* One of the [[three pitakas|three collections]] of the Buddha’s teachings: [[Vinaya]], Sutra (Tib. [[མདོ་སྡེ་]], ''do de'') and [[Abhidharma]]. Here, the Sutras are related primarily to [[meditation]], and are said to be the remedy for the poison of anger and aggression.
 
* One of the [[three pitakas|three collections]] of the Buddha’s teachings: [[Vinaya]], Sutra (Tib. [[མདོ་སྡེ་]], ''do de'') and [[Abhidharma]]. Here, the Sutras are related primarily to [[meditation]], and are said to be the remedy for the poison of anger and aggression.
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Revision as of 10:34, 17 December 2013

Sutra (Skt. sūtra; Tib. མདོ་, do; Wyl. mdo) — the Sanskrit literally means ‘something that was heard from someone else’ and usually connotes ‘a discourse’.

  • It refers to the discourses that the Buddha gave.
  • ‘Sutra’, as distinct from ‘tantra’. The entire teachings of the Buddha can be distinguished as either sutra or tantra.
  • One of the three collections of the Buddha’s teachings: Vinaya, Sutra (Tib. མདོ་སྡེ་, do de) and Abhidharma. Here, the Sutras are related primarily to meditation, and are said to be the remedy for the poison of anger and aggression.

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