(skt.: sutra; tib.: do) Literally thread. It has two meanings:
1. A sutra is a teaching given by Buddha Shakyamuni to his disciples.
2. Abbreviation of the Sutrayana, the path of Sutra.
Words of Wisdom
"This world we see is a painting born from the brush of discursive thought, and within it or upon it nothing truly existent can be found. All things in samsara and nirvana are but mental labels and projections. Knowing this one knows reality; seeing this one sees most true."