sūtra

From Buddha-Nature
Sanskrit Noun

sūtra

scripture
सूत्र
མདོ།
佛经

Basic Meaning

Sūtras mainly refer to the discourses delivered by the Buddha and his disciples, and the Sūtra corpus is one of the three main sets of teachings which form the Buddhist canon.

Term Variations
Key Term sūtra
Topic Variation sūtra
Tibetan མདོ།  ( dho)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration mdo  ( dho)
Devanagari Sanskrit सूत्र
Romanized Sanskrit sūtra
Chinese 佛经
Chinese Pinyin fújīng
Buddha-nature Site Standard English scripture
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term discourse
Ives Waldo's English Term discourse
Term Information
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning Sūtras mainly refer to the discourses delivered by the Buddha and his disciples, and the Sūtra corpus is one of the three main sets of teachings which form the Buddhist canon.
Term Type Noun
Definitions
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