This section is an overview of the Buddhist Scriptures by Ven. Sayadaw U Sobhana, with an article on “Collecting the Tipitaka” which is the history of the first rehearsal of the Tipitaka. Included is an explanation of the Tibetan Canon and the Chinese Tripitaka which is composed mainly of Mahayana scriptures of the second 500 years, yet translations were not restricted to scriptures of this middle period. The Chinese Tripitaka also possesses a wealth of works of early Buddhism as a good portion of the later productions.
Practise in accordance with this Mahasatipatthana Sutta (Four Foundations of Mindfulness) so that you can see why it is acknowledged as the most important Sutta that the Buddha taught. The message here in this Sutta is that you should be mindful of whatever is occurring in the body and mind, whether it be good or bad, and thus you will become aware that all conditioned phenomena are impermanent, unsatisfactory and not-self. + eBook
This is an anthology of selected discourses (24 Suttas) of the Buddha compiled by teachers of old. It is an anthology that has been translated from the original Pali by Ven. Piyadassi Thera. These discourses have a special appeal not only to the Theravada Buddhists but also to the Mahayana Buddhists. It is interesting to find in this anthology the simpler side as well as the deeper side of Buddha’s teaching. Apart from their doctrinal value, the selected discourses, when recited, afford a protection against fear and misfortune. + eBook
Commentary by Grand Master T’an Hsu. Translated into English by Venerable Dharma Master Lok To. The Prajna Paramita Hrydaya Sutra is the core of the Maha Prajna Paramita in six hundred scrolls, Its teachings of supramundane Void as the only true existence, the true Void being mysteriously concealed in the existing. Therefore one might say that the substance of this sutra is the characteristic of Void in all Dharmas; non-obtaining is the purpose. There is nothing to be obtained from the manifestation of Dharmas, all Dharmas being void, or empty. All Dharmas, as well as the five Skandhas are empty of self, completely free from thought.+ eBook
Venerable Yin Shun’s expertise and writings in Buddhism have been widely acknowledged by the Chinese Buddhists this century. The “Miao Yun Collection” or “Teachings in Chinese Buddhism” written by the Venerable Yin Shun provides us with important information and a systematic approach to Buddhism, and giving us a better insight and understanding of Chinese Mahayana Buddhism. eBook