Buddhist Sutras

Compiled by Prof. Ron Epstein

Please send all comments, suggestions, broken links, and corrections to epstein@sfsu.edu.


The Sutta Pitaka
The Discourse to Sigala
The Buddha's Words on Kindness (Metta Sutta)
The Questions of King Milinda
Sutta Nipata
Therigatha Verses of the Elder Nuns


The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra (.pdf files)
Vajra ("Diamond") Sutra
The Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra
(.pdf files)
"The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra with the Standless Verse Commentary" by Venerable Master Hsüan Hua
"The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra with Verses Without a Stand and Prose Commentary" by Venerable Master Hsüan Hua
(.pdf files)
Mahaparinirvana Sutra (partial translation) (.pdf files)
Shurangama Sutra: Text, Commentaries, and Articles

The Sutra in Forty-two Sections Spoken by the Buddha
The Sutra about the Deep Kindness of Parents and the Difficulty of Repaying It
Sutra on the Buddha's Bequeathed Teaching
Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra
The Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra with the Commentary of Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua

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Revised December, 2001.