This group is for those that are interested in LEARNING more about Buddhist sutras and the MERITS gained from reading, writing, copying and sharing these wonderful sutras. For example:
The Buddha said to Medicine King: "...if after the Thus Come One has passed into extinction there should be someone who listens to the Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law, even one verse or one phrase, and for a moment thinks of it with joy, I will likewise bestow on him a prophesy that he will attain anuttara-samyak-sambodhi.
Again, if there are persons who EMBRACE, READ, RECITE, EXPOUND and COPY the Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law, even only one verse, and look upon this sutra with the same reverence as they would the Buddha, presenting various offerings of flowers, incense, necklaces, powdered incense, paste incense, incense for burning, silken canopies, streamers and banners, clothing and music, and pressing their palms together in reverence, then, Medicine King, you should understand that such persons have already offered alms to a hundred thousand million Buddhas and in the place of the Buddhas have fulfilled their great vow, and because they take pity on living beings they have been born in this human world." ~ The Lotus Sutra
The purpose of this group is to post and share interesting and important Mahayana and Theravadin sutras that we honor and uphold. This is not the place to debate, criticize, argue or be negative in any way. It is to develop some understanding while contemplating and rejoicing in profound Dharma topics. The benefits received from reading, reciting, copying, and writing the sutras are vast and profound - completely immeasurable.
The focus of this group is SHARING Buddhist sutras and not tantras or non-Buddhist doctrines.
Share with us something expounded by the Buddha that we may have never heard before. Join the group and receive INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES and have access to the complete sutra files, stupa photos, images, and dharanis etc.