Pratimoksha Sutra

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The Pratimoksha Sutra or Sutra of Individual Liberation (Skt. prātimokṣasūtra; Tib. སོ་སོར་ཐར་པའི་མདོ་, Wyl. so sor thar pa'i mdo) on Vinaya by Shakyamuni Buddha is sutra included among the so-called "Thirteen great texts", which form the core of the curriculum in most shedras and on which Khenpo Shenga provided commentaries.

Tibetan Text

It was translated into Tibetan by Chokro Lüi Gyaltsen, under the supervision of pandita Jinamitra in the 9th century.


  • Karmapa Mikyö Dorje (16th c.), so sor thar pa'i mdo yi 'grel pa rin chen 'byung gnas
  • Khenpo Shenga (19th-20th c.), སོ་སོར་ཐར་པའི་མདོ་ཡི་མཆན་འགྲེལ་

Alternative Translations

  • Sutra of Individual Emancipation


སྡིག་པ་ཅི་ཡང་མི་བྱ་ཞིང༌། །

དགེ་བ་ཕུན་སུམ་ཚོགས་པར་སྤྱད། །
རང་གི་སེམས་ནི་ཡོངས་སུ་འདུལ། །

འདི་ནི་སངས་རྒྱས་བསྟན་པ་ཡིན། །

Commit not a single unwholesome action,
Cultivate a wealth of virtue,
Tame completely this mind of ours—
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Buddha Shakyamuni, Sutra of Individual Liberation.[1]


  1. This quote is also in found the Dhammapada, XIV. Buddhavagga, verse 183.