KALAMA SUTTA: Teaching of Lord Buddha

1. Thus have I heard: Once the Exalted One, while going on his rounds among the Kosalans with the great company of monks, Kesaputta came to him from the district of the Kosalans.

Now, the Kalama of Kesaputta heard that Gotama the recluse, the Sakyans’ son who went forth as a wanderer from the Sakyan clan, had reached Kesaputta.

And this good news was heard about Gotama, that Exalted One: It is He, the Exalted One, Arahant, a Fully Enlightened One, perfect in knowledge and practice, Welfare, World Knower, Unsurpassed charioteer of men to be tamed, Teacher of deva and mankind, having himself come to know it thoroughly for himself. He teaches Dhamma that is lovely in the beginning, lovely in the middle, lovely in the ending, both in letter and spirit; in all its fullness He preaches the holy life that is utterly pure. Well indeed for us if we could get the sight of arahants such as these.

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MANUAL OF ZEN BUDDHISM By DAISETZ TEITARO SUZUKI

MANUAL OF ZEN BUDDHISM
By
DAISETZ TEITARO SUZUKI
Professor of Buddhist Philosophy in the Otani University, Kyoto

EDITOR’S FOREWORD

EDITOR’S NOTE

AUTHOR’S PREFACE

GATHAS AND PRAYERS
On Opening the Sutra
Confession
The Threefold Refuge
The Four Great Vows
The Worshipping of the Sarira
The Teaching of the Seven Buddhas
The Gatha of Impermanence
The Yemmei Kwamon Ten-Clause Sutra
Prayer on the Occasion of Feeding the Hungry Ghosts
General Prayer
Prayer of the Bell
THE DHARANIS
Dharani of Removing Disasters
Dharani of the Great Compassionate One
Dharani of the Victorious Buddha-Crown

III. THE SUTRAS

The Prajnaparamita-hridaya-sutra, or Shingyo (complete)
The Kwannongyo, or “Samantamukha Parivarta” (complete)
The Kongokyo, or Vajracchedika (the first half and extracts from the second half)
The Lankavatara Sutra, or Ryogakyo (extracts)
The Ryogonkyo, or Surangama Sutra (résumé)
FROM THE CHINESE ZEN MASTERS
Bodhidharma on the Twofold Entrance to the Tao
The Third Patriarch on “Believing in Mind”
From Hui-neng’s Tan-ching
Yoka Daishi’s “Song of Enlightenment”
Baso (Ma-tsu) and Sekito (Shih-tou)
Obaku’s (Huang-po) Sermon from “Treatise on the Essentials of the Transmission of Mind”
Gensha on the Three Invalids (from the Hekiganshu or Pi-yen Chi)

The Ten Oxherding Pictures, I

The Ten Oxherding Pictures, II

FROM THE JAPANESE ZEN MASTERS
Daio Kokushi on Zen
Daio Kokushi’s Admonition
Daito Kokushi’s Admonition and Last Poem
Kwanzan Kokushi’s Admonition
Muso Kokushi’s Admonition
Hakuin’s “Song of Meditation”

THE BUDDHIST STATUES AND PICTURES IN A ZEN MONASTERY

Buddhas; Bodhisattvas; Arhats; Protecting Gods; Historical Figures

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Saddharma Pundarika Sutra: Lotus Sutra

Chapter 1-8

Total 27 chapters

HOMAGE TO ALL THE BUDDHAS AND BODHISATTVAS.
CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTORY

Thus have I heard. Once upon a time the Lord was staying at Râgagriha, on the Gridhrakuta mountain, with a numerous assemblage of monks, twelve hundred monks, all of them Arhats, stainless, free from depravity, self-controlled, thoroughly emancipated in thought and knowledge, of noble breed, (like unto) great elephants, having done their task, done their duty, acquitted their charge, reached the goal; in whom the ties which bound them to existence were wholly destroyed, whose minds were thoroughly emancipated by perfect knowledge, who had reached the utmost perfection in subduing all their thoughts; who were possessed of the transcendent faculties; eminent disciples, such as the venerable Agñâta-Kaundinya, the venerable Asvagit, the venerable Vâshpa, the venerable Mahânâman, the venerable Bhadrikal, the venerable Mahâ-Kâsyapa, the venerable Kâsyapa of Uruvilvâ, the venerable Kâsyapa of Nadi, the venerable Kâsyapa of Gayâ, the venerable Sâriputra, the venerable Mahâ-Maudgalyâyana, the venerable Mahâ-Kâtyâyana, the venerable Aniruddha, the venerable Revata, the venerable Kapphina, the venerable Gavâmpati, the venerable Pilindavatsa, the venerable Vakula, the venerable Bhâradvâga, the venerable Mahâ-Kaushthila, the venerable Nanda (alias Mahânanda), the venerable Upananda, the venerable Sundara-Nanda, the venerable Pûrna Maitrâyanîputra, the venerable Subhûti, the venerable Râhula; with them yet other great disciples, as the venerable Ananda, still under training, and two thousand other monks, some of whom still under training, the others masters; with six thousand nuns having at their head Mahâpragâpatî, and the nun Yasodharâ, the mother of Râhula, along with her train; (further) with eighty thousand Bodhisattvas, all unable to slide back, endowed with the spells of supreme, perfect enlightenment, firmly standing in wisdom; who moved onward the never deviating wheel of the law; who had propitiated many hundred thousands of Buddhas; who under many hundred thousands of Buddhas had planted the roots of goodness, had been intimate with many hundred thousands of Buddhas, were in body and mind fully penetrated with the feeling of charity; able in communicating the wisdom of the Tathâgatas; very wise, having reached the perfection of wisdom; renowned in many hundred thousands of worlds; having saved many hundred thousand myriads of kotis of beings; such as the Bodhisattva Mahâsattva Mañgusrî, as prince royal; the Bodhisattvas Mahâsattvas Avalokitesvara, Mahâsthâmaprâpta, Sarvarthanâman, Nityodyukta, Anikshiptadhura, Ratnakandra, Bhaishagyarâga, Pradânasûra, Ratnakandra, Ratnaprabha, Pûrnakandra, Mahivikrâmin, Trailokavikrâmin, Anantavikrâmin, Mahâpratibhâna, Satatasamitâbhiyukta, Dharanîdhara, Akshayamati, Padmasrî, Nakshatrarâga, the Bodhisattva Mahâsattva Maitreya, the Bodhisattva Mahâsattva Simha.

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The Diamond Sutra -Vajracchedika Prajnaparamita Sutra: Mahayana Buddhism

1.

Thus have I heard: One time the Buddha was staying at the garden retreat of Anathapindada, in the Jeta Grove near Sravasti, with a great bhiksu congregation of 1,250 people. At that time, the World Honored One at mealtime donned robes and took his almsbowl into the great city of Sravasti to beg for alms. In the midst of that city, he begged successively and then returned to his personal dwelling to eat his meal. Having put away his robes and bowl, and washed his feet, he prepared his seat and sat.

2.

At that time, the venerable Subhuti was amidst the great congregation. He then rose from his seat, adjusted his robes to one shoulder, and with his right knee touched the ground. With palms joined in reverence, he addressed the Buddha: “Extraordinary, World Honored One, is the tathagata’s skillful mindfulness of the bodhisattvas, and his skillful entrustment to the bodhisattvas. World Honored One, in what should good sons and good daughters initiating the annutara-samyak-sambodhicitta dwell? How should they regulate their thoughts?”

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