The Ārya Saṅghāṭa Sūtra is a Mahāyāna Buddhist scripture that promises to transform all those who read it. Like other sutras, the Sanghāta records a discourse given by the Buddha, but unlike other sutras, the Buddha tells us he himself had heard the Sanghāta from a previous buddha.

The Sanghāta is a text that talks about itself by name—and talks in great detail about what it will do to anyone who encounters it. It is also an extraordinary literary adventure, full of stories of death, discovery and magical transformations. It is about many things, but first and foremost, the Sanghāta is about what can happen to its readers. That is to say: Most of all, the Sanghāta is about you.


In the Words of the Sanghāta

The speech of buddhas is profound; Sarva-shúra, listen to me: The Sanghāta Sutra is a teacher, manifesting in the form of a sage.  The Sangháta manifests, out of kindness, even bodies of buddhas.  As many grains of sand as the Ganges holds, in just that many forms it teaches.  It teaches in the form of a Buddha.  It teaches even the essence of Dharma.  Who wishes to see a Buddha, Sanghāta is equivalent to a Buddha.  Wherever the Sanghāta is, always there the Buddha is.