This short yet important sutra gives us a picture of the
entire range of the Buddha’s teachings, from the basic to the profound.
With its repeated emphasis on the importance of eliminating desire and
greed, this sutra is excellent medicine for our society, which is
plagued by materialism and over consumption. This was the first sutra
transmitted from India to China and was brought by two extraordinary
Indian monks on a white horse around 67 C.E. This prompted the emperor
of China to establish the White Horse Monastery at Loyang. Tripitaka
Master Hua’s commentary gives clear and straight forward explanations
illustrating the principles of orthodox Buddhism.