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Key Term sūtra
In Tibetan Script མདོ།
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration mdo
Devanagari Sanskrit Script सूत्र
Romanized Sanskrit sūtra
Tibetan Phonetic Rendering dho
Chinese Script 佛经
Chinese Pinyin fújīng
English Standard scripture; discourse
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term discourse
Ives Waldo's English Term discourse; scripture
Term Type Noun
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.
Has the Sense of Sūtras originally referred to the aphoristic sayings and discourses, although one can find many exegetical and descriptive sūtras. In the Buddhist tradition, sūtras are generally considered to be the words of the Buddha or his immediate disciples, in contrast to the commentarial or synoptic literature, some of which summarized and condensed the teachings in the sūtras.
Wikipedia wikipedia:Sutra