Useful Mahayana sutras to a Theravada practitioner

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Useful Mahayana sutras to a Theravada practitioner

Post by bodom » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:08 pm

Just curious as to which and or if any Mahayana sutras have been useful to your practice? For myself i have the found the Platform, Diamond and Heart sutras enlightening. Mods im not sure if this topic is suitable here, if not please move. Thanks!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
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well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
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Re: Useful Mahayana sutras to a Theravada practitioner

Post by Cittasanto » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:34 pm

I don't know if it is a sutra precisely but the eight verses for training the mind
here are my thoughts on the teaching http://manapa.multiply.com/journal/item ... g_the_Mind" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Useful Mahayana sutras to a Theravada practitioner

Post by Individual » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:25 pm

bodom_bad_boy wrote:Just curious as to which and or if any Mahayana sutras have been useful to your practice? For myself i have the found the Platform, Diamond and Heart sutras enlightening. Mods im not sure if this topic is suitable here, if not please move. Thanks!

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Diamond Sutra, Heart Sutra, Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra, and the Platform Sutra.

Lankavatara Sutra is probably good too.
The best things in life aren't things.

The Diamond Sutra

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