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SUTRAS AND NALANDA TEXTS

The Sanskrit word ‘Sutra’, comes from the word that means the thread to sew something together. These are sublime texts which capture the words and teachings of the Buddha from his lifetime. You will also find sutras from other great masters of the Indian wisdom tradition.

Nalanda scholars like Arya Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Vasubandhu, Chandrakirti and others propounded Buddhist philosophy through their profound texts. All our revered teachers have kept this wisdom alive for over a thousand years in Tibet and through a twist of destiny now in India.

HOW TO APPROACH TEXTS AND SUTRAS

Traditional Indian wisdom has always been passed down orally, from guru (master) to shishya (student) for centuries by following the practice of shravan (listen), manan (reflection) and chintan (meditation). The written form came much later, but since then has proved to be invaluable in the preservation of these teachings. In our contemporary world, texts are a part in the pursuit of knowledge – much of the knowledge once considered ‘lost’, is now being textualised in order to make this wisdom accessible to us, regardless of its dilution with time.

We have included works from some of the unsurpassed Nalanda masters as well as important Sutras from the Buddhist canon, which are the pillars of our wisdom tradition. These are studied by students for years and decades, and have philosophical and spiritual lineages that have arisen from these texts.

We also have books by scholars and writers who are well versed in matters of intellectual and spiritual import, and certain classics that have been a timeless part of our heritage and culture.

SUTRAS
Vimalakirti Sutra

Translator: John R McRae

Publisher: Numata Center for Buddhist Translation & Research

Year: 2006

Heart Sutra

Translator (Hindi): Harischandra Kaviratna

Publisher: Numata Center for Buddhist Translation & Research

Year: 2006

The Yoga Sutra

Author: Patanjali

Translator: Chip Hartranft

Publisher: Shambhala Publishers

Year: 2003

NALANDA TEXTS
Mūlamadhyamakakārikā
Mūlamadhyamakakārikā

Author: Arya Nagarjuna

Translator: Jay L Garfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Year: 1995

Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend
Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend

Author: Arya Nagarjuna

Commentary: Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche

Translator: Padmakara Translation Group

Publisher: Snow Lion

Year: 2013

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