A sutra (Sanskrit = thread, twine, string; related to woven) is a highly condensed verse, loaded with spiritual significance for believers, respectively, in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain sacred scripture.

The Hindu Upanisads (end of the Veda) are written in sutra form. Each sutra properly corresponds to a specific Veda.

Detail of Elder Subhuti, from the famous Dunhu...
Detail of Elder Subhuti, from the famous Dunhuang Diamond Sutra (Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra), the first known printed book. The picture is derived from the second chapter, in which Subhuti asked the Buddha how bodhisattvas can achieve enlightenment. “From the midst of the great multitude, Elder Subhūti arose from his seat, bared his right shoulder, and placed his right knee on the ground. With his hands joined together in respect, he addressed the Buddha…” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Related » Ahimsa, Diamond Sutra, Heart Sutra, Raja-yoga, Sankara

Note – This is another mini entry from the far back of our catalog. We’re now updating the very oldest entries at Some of these have been neglected, perhaps because I wasn’t terribly interested in them anymore, or perhaps because I just didn’t feel ready to add any more info, or perhaps because they were “stubs,” as Wikipedia puts it, that are more fully explained by clicking on related entries (listed at bottom). Rather than ignore and leave these short entries at the far back of the blog (almost limbo), I thought it would be refreshing to update, as I say, from the very oldest entries.



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