Keeping here, some full texts of verses, mantras, etc. As original language, phonetic transcription, any translations in Hindi, Tibetan, English. Sometimes some commentary.

core texts


verses from the dhammapada:

Choices ... Elephant in the forest ... In this world ... How easily the wind ... Look how ...
Gautama Buddha all Buddhism The Dhammapada, A Rendering by Thomas Byrom, Shambhala, 1993.

From dhamma, or dharma, and patha, path.

"A collection of the sayings of the Buddha. Probably first gathered in northern India in the third century before Christ, and originally written down in Sri Lanka in the first century before Christ."

Diamond sutra

prajnaparamita sutra

(diamond sutra) sanskrit text, with glosses
The Buddha Buddhism The sutra of highest wisdom.

Heart sutra

prajnaparamita hridaya sutra

(heart sutra) sanskrit text, with glosses
The Buddha Buddhism The sutra of highest wisdom.

Om Mani Padme Hung

the mantra   Tibetan Buddhism  

main texts



selected verses བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་པའི་སྤྱོད་པ་ལ་འཇུག་པ་ [byang chub sems pa'i spyod pa la 'jug pa] (Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life)
Santideva Tibetan Buddhism English translation from the Tibetan by Stephen Batchelor, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1979. The primary source of literature in the path of lo-jong. One of the principal texts used in His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama's book, World of Tibetan Buddhism


about the kangyur

not yet
The Buddha Tibetan Buddhism The great scripture - Lord Buddha's teachings


lam rim verse

i have slipped and fallen ...
Je Tsong Kha Pa Tibetan Buddhism Preparing for Tantra: The Mountain of Blessings (Paljor Publications) A commentary on the condensed Lamrim Teachings, Mountain of Blessings of Tsong Khapa.

lam rim outline

Lamrim Training Outline
HH Dalai Lama Tibetan Buddhism Path to Bliss (Snow Lion) An outline of the Lamrim Teachings of Tsong Khapa, the Steps to Buddhahood.

Lo Jong

lo jong tsi je ma

(Eight Verses for Training the Mind) the verses
Kadampa master Geshe Langri Thangpa Tibetan Buddhism Cultivating a Daily Meditation
(Tibetan transliteration from Rabten)

Received by His Holiness the Dalai Lama from his Junior Tutor Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche.

His Holiness says: "I have been reciting these verses every day for more than thirty-five years, and contemplating their meanings."

"the practice of the mind of enlightenment, and in particular the meditation of exchanging self with others" -- Thangpa

Thirty-Seven Practices

The Thirty-Seven Practices of All Buddhas' Sons

ལག་ལེན་སོ་བདུན་མ་ lak len so dun ma

Full text, english and བོད་ཡིག་, with glosses

Study of Dalai Lama commentary

བོད་ཡིག་ with english below, to take screenshot images for studying in e-reader

Thogme Zangpo Tibetan Buddhism



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The Buddha Buddhism Sanskrit "three baskets". The three subdivisions of the basic teachings of Buddha. "The three higher trainings". Known in Tibetan as the Kangyur.
The dharma.
Written down around 20 BCE in Sri Lanka, from the oral traditions handed down from Buddha's time. Contain all the known teachings of the Buddha, although it is not always certain whether a given sentence is part of the commentaries, or the Buddha's own words.
Published in English, in 136 volumes. [ref]



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Bharat Hinduism
"One of about 150 highly philosophical works, some in prose, some in verse, and some in both, composed between c.600 BC and c.200 BC. ... They teach the essential identitity of the Atman, the individual soul, with the Paramatman, the universal soul." [ref]

Wheel of Life

wheel of life

an image and a description (yah, like you didn't already know what it's like ...)
Sangarakshita Tibetan Buddhism Survey of Buddhism Wheel of Becoming; bhava cakra

various verses and commentaries

Deluded Mind

excerpt from essay
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Journey to Enlightenment, p. 52. About delusion, maya, and mind.

The Gelug Tradition

Explanation by John Powers
John Powers Tibetan Buddhism The story of the founding of Tibetan Buddhism's Gelukpa Tradition, by Tsong Khapa.


A flash of lightning ...
Chandrakirti Tibetan Buddhism A verse on illusion and dependent origination.

meditation practice

no matter what happens ...
Mingyur Rinpoche Tibetan Buddhism whatever is happening, that is your meditation.

the mind

when it is ...
Gaudapada-Karika, 3.44.45    

The Ornament of Precious Liberation

Gampopa Tibetan Buddhism Written in the 11th c. CE, and still a leading manual of the Ka-gyü school.

Pali Canon

The Buddha Buddhism The Tripitaka, on which Thervada Buddhism is based.

Words of my Perfect Teacher

Tibet Tibetan Buddhism Za Patrul Ugyen Jigme Choekyi Wangdue

what's love got to do with it

a song
American pop song - late 20th century.    

why o why

a song
American folk song - mid-20th century.