English Mahayana Sutras

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English Mahayana Sutras

Postby Christopherxx » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:54 pm

Where in the world does everyone find the English versions of sutras like the heart, lotus, etc. I would love to read more on these but can never find the full copies in English. Are there any translators like Ven. Bodhi working on the Mahayana side?

Links please :)

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Re: English Mahayana Sutras

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:40 pm

There is this thing called Google search - try using 'mahayana sutras online'
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Re: English Mahayana Sutras

Postby supermaxv » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:56 pm

I'm confused. Christopherxx, are you saying that you can't find an English translation of the Heart Sutra?

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Re: English Mahayana Sutras

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Re: English Mahayana Sutras

Postby Christopherxx » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:15 am

Thanks guys I appreciate it. I'm not sure why but when I was looking it up I just wasn't getting the same results (hopefully that answers wills question).

Definitely appreciate the time and resources :)

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Re: English Mahayana Sutras

Postby Grigoris » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:41 pm

Srimaladevi Sutra
Tathagatagarbha Sutra
Samdhinirocana Sutra
Surangama Sutra
Vimalakirti Sutra
THE LARGER SUKHAVATIVYUHA SUTRA
Avatamsaka Sutra
Diamond Sutra
Lankavatara Sutra
Lotus Sutra
The Noble Great Vehicle Sutra
Heart Sutra

Now those are considered the main ones (that I am aware of). If there are any missing I am sure people will be happy to tell you their names (at least)
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Re: English Mahayana Sutras

Postby Christopherxx » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:02 pm

Thanks Sherab Dorje :)


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