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The Buddhist Tripitaka of Sutras-Tantras, Shastras and Vinaya texts contain the precious, profound and lofty teachings (Dharma) of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Gods, Goddesses, Dakinis and Gurus revealed by the Enlightened Ones out of compassionate regard for the salvation of mankind and all living beings. For generations, many High Sanghans (monastic), Yogis and lay persons have given their lives towards the preservation of these texts so that humanity may continue to receive guidance along the Path towards Ultimate liberation. It follows that anyone studying these sacred literature should bring forth a mind of deep gratitude and reverence and reflect upon how rare it is to encounter the Buddha’s teachings. Such gratitude should also express itself naturally in a respectful and humble frame of mind when approaching the scriptures, as well as the Orthodox commentaries (Shastras) and liturgies (Pujas and Sadhanas); the fortunate recipient of these teachings should also ensure that such Holy Texts are handled only with clean hands and sincere minds, and when not in use, that these texts are stored in clean and elevated places.
These scriptures represent one of the Three Precious Refuges in Buddhism; the Sutras and the teachings contained therein should therefore be accorded the same high level of reverence as is reserved for the other two Precious Jewels, namely the Sangha and the Buddha. Those having the good fortune to encounter the Buddhist scriptures should understand and conduct themselves in accordance with the principles of cause and effect. They should ensure that they do not carelessly mishandle, malign or otherwise slander the scriptures as the karmic retribution from such offenses are extremely serious.
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Primary Original Source: The Tripitaka of Sutras-Tantras, Shastras and Vinaya Dharma teachings (as found in the scripture storehouse of the Indian Sanskrit- Siddham, Chinese, Tibetan and Japanese traditions of the Nalanda Tradition of ancient Nalanda University) of Shakyamuni Buddha, and his Arya Sagely Bodhisattva Bhikshu Monk and Upasaka disciples.
These Good and Wise Advisers (Kaliyanamitra) Dharma Master teachers include Arya Venerables Om Tare Tuttare Ture Om Ah Hum and Namo to Jivaka, Charaka, Lao Zi (Tao Te Ching - Mahakashapa, Ashwagosha, Shantideva - Hui Neng - Shen Kai Sheng Ren Shr, Bodhidharma, the 16 Nalanda Acharyas 1. Nagarjuna-Manjushri, 2. Arydeva, 3. Buddhapalita, 4. Bhavaviveka, 5. Chandrakirti and Chandragomin, 6. Shantideva, 7. Shantarakshita, 8. Kamalashila, 9. Asanga-Maitreya, 10. Vasubhandu, 11. Dignaga, 12. Dharmakirti, 13. Vimuktisena, 14. Haribhadra, 15. Gunaprabha, 16. Shakyaprabha; Dharmarakshita, Atisha of Vikramashila, Tsong Khapa, Thogme Zangpo, Nyingma Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsogyel, Machig Lapdron, Tilopa, Naropa, Milarepa, Sakya Pandita, Fazang, Yunmen, Nichiren, Honen, Shinran, Kukai, Dogen, Hakuin, Jamgon Kongtrul, Nyingma Penor Rinpoche, Bakula Rinpoche, Dagri Rinpoche, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, Geshe Lama Kongchog, Longchen Rapjampa - Gosok Rinpoche, Phabongkha Rinpoche, Patrul Rinpoche, Tenzin Gyatso the Dalai Lama, Karmapa, Sakya Trizin, Hsu Yun, Hsuan Hua, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Choden Rinpoche, Khenshur Rinpoche Losang Tsempel, Mingyur Rinpoche, Geshe Sopa Rinpoche, Garchen Rinpoche, Ajahn Chah, Seung Sahn, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ajahn Sumedho, Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Geshe Tashi Tsering, S. N. Goenka Mama Ayur Punya Jyana Pushtim Kuriye Svaha, bowing at your feet I make requests. Please bestow on me the two attainments of Maha Punya and Maha Prajna Paramita. And thanks to other modern day masters. We consider them to be in accord with Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua’s “Seven Guidelines for Recognizing Genuine Teachers”
Nalanda Online University's teachings are based especially on the Lam Rim, the Dharma Flower Lotus Sutra, the Avatamsaka Sutra, the Shurangama Sutra, the Ksitigarbha Sutra, the Bhaisajya Guru Sutra, the Dharani Sutra, the Vajra Sutra, the Prajna Paramita Hridayam Heart Sutra, the Guhyasamaja, the Kalachakra and their commentaries (shastras) by the above Arya Tripitakacharya Dharma Masters.