Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Simply Sutra

A Sanskrit word meaning "thread", sutra refers mainly to The Buddha's teachings... think of a "thread of thought" or the "thread" of a story... "to spin a yarn" anyone?
The Buddha's sutras are one of the three baskets, otherwise known as Tripitaka in Theravada Buddhism in (primarily) southeast Asia. 

Tripitaka: the three baskets
Theravada: "the elders' teachings"

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