Useful Mahayana sutras to a Theravada practitioner

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Useful Mahayana sutras to a Theravada practitioner

Postby 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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Re: Useful Mahayana sutras to a Theravada practitioner

Postby 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
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Useful Mahayana sutras to a Theravada practitioner

Postby 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.
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