Category archives for 5- Drahma Texts

The Buddha Speaks the Ullambana Sutra

Thus I have heard, at one time, the Buddha dwelt at Shravasti in the Garden of the Benefactor of Orphans and the Solitary. Mahamaudgalyayana had just obtained the six penetrations and wished to cross over his father and mother to repay their kindness for raising him. Thus, using his Way Eye, he regarded the world […]


THE FILIAL PIETY SUTRA: THE SUTRA ABOUT THE DEEP KINDNESS OF PARENTS AND THE DIFFICULTY OF REPAYING IT Thus I have heard, at one time, the Buddha dwelt at Shravasti, in the Jeta Grove, in the Garden of the Benefactor of Orphans and the Solitary, together with a gathering of great Bhikshus, twelve hundred fifty […]

The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra

Translated by Tang Dharma Master of the Tripitaka Hsüan-Tsang on imperial command. When Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva was practicing the profound prajna paramita, he illuminated the five skandhas and saw that they are all empty, and he crossed  beyond all suffering and difficulty. Shariputra, form does not differ from emptiness;  emptiness does not differ from form. Form […]

The Chan Handbook – Talks about Meditation by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua

Contents Preface Put everything down. Let no thought arise. Biography of Master Hsuan Hua. 1. Why Investigate Chan? When thoughts cease, confusion ends. Freedom over birth and death is freedom to come and go. The great functioning of the entire substance is clearly understood. By investigating Chan and sitting in meditation, we can gain enlightenment. […]


Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambudhassa. THE BUDDHIST CATECHISM, BY HENRY S. OLCOTT, PRESIDENT-FOUNDER OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY. Approved and recommended for use in Buddhist schools by H. SUMANGALA, Pradhana Nayaka Sthavira, High Priest of the Sripada and Western Province and Principal of the Vidyodaya Parivena. ___________ Forty-Second Edition. Corrected. ___________ Madras: The “Theosophist” Office, […]