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[[Image:Dharma.JPG|frame|Texts from the Longchen Nyingtik Field of merit)] Sutra (Skt. sūtra; Tib. མདོ་, do; Wyl. mdo) — the Sanskrit literally means ‘something that was heard from someone else’ and usually connotes ‘a discourse’.
- It refers to the discourses that the Buddha gave.
- ‘Sutra’, as distinct from ‘tantra’. The entire teachings of the Buddha can be distinguished as either sutra or tantra.
- One of the three collections of the Buddha’s teachings: Vinaya, Sutra (Tib. མདོ་སྡེ་, do de) and Abhidharma. Here, the Sutras are related primarily to meditation, and are said to be the remedy for the poison of anger and aggression.
sutra; An aphorism; a thread of suggestive words or phrases summarizing religious and philosophical instruction. In buddhism, it refers to a discourse by the Buddha or one of his major disciples. The Sutra collection is one of the three divisions of the Buddhist scriptures.
see also; Sūtra