The list below is not exhaustive, but these are some of the most commonly referenced sutras. The Flower Garland Sutra, sometimes called the Flower Ornament Sutra, is a collection of smaller sutras that emphasize the interpenetration of all things.
Put another way, our minds perceive reality in terms of an observer (us) and distinctive things observed.
But the sutra says that distinctive things have no identity outside of this perception.
This sutra also says that words are not necessary for the transmission of the dharma, a teaching particularly important to the Ch'an (Zen) school.
In particular, it contains the Ten Bodhisattva Precepts.
This Brahmajala Sutra should not be confused with the Brahmajala Sutta of the Tripitaka.
More » Lankavatara means "entering into Sri Lanka." This sutra describes the Buddha answering questions at an assembly.
He expounds upon the "mind only" doctrine, which teaches that individual things exist only as processes of knowing.
Buddhists have no universally agreed-upon "Bible." In fact, there are three separate canons of Buddhist scriptures.
The Mahayana Sutras are part of what's called the Chinese Canon.
Many of these sutras are also included in the Tibetan Canon.
Read More: An Overview of Buddhist Scriptures The scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism.mostly were written between the 1st century BCE and the 5th century CE, although a few may have been written as late as the 7th century CE. They take their authority from the many generations of teachers and scholars who have recognized the wisdom in them.