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Many major & minor sutras have been and are continually being translated at this site:

https://84000.co
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All translated sutras can be read online or downloaded in pdf or other formats. Here is one of most valuable sutras that give teachings for bodhisattvas or aspirants toward that state - The Questions of Pūrna.

https://read.84000.co/translation/toh61.html
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"I will now teach you how bodhisattvas give rise to their intention and then accomplish the immeasurable qualities of a buddha.” The Blessed One then uttered these verses:

1.­23
“I will explain to you now
How bodhisattvas first give rise to the mind set on awakening,
And then practice on the path to awakening,
Through the power of their intensive diligence.
1.­24
“There are many kinds of good intentions
That bodhisattvas apply in their activity;
And those factors, which the buddhas have explained
In detail, I will briefly teach you.
1.­25
“The devotion to the Dharma to which they give rise
Through these extraordinary attitudes is immeasurable—it is infinite.
That they display their many kinds of activities
Is not brought about through one thing alone.
1.­26
“It is joy blossoming in their minds
That makes bodhisattvas perform acts of generosity,
And since they practice generosity without having regrets,
Their minds become more joyful.
1.­27
“Bodhisattvas think,
‘Since sentient beings are always impoverished,
They do not possess the wealth of erudition.
So I must pursue such wealth!
1.­28
“ ‘Sentient beings, though always impoverished,
Fall under the influence of laziness.
I must therefore develop my diligence
And reach the state of awakening!
1.­29
“ ‘With the thought that it is for the sake of sentient beings,
I shall cultivate patience.
Even if I am insulted or beaten,
I will not say anything in return.
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A major sutra was recently ready for downloading or reading online:

https://read.84000.co/translation/toh106.html
In [Saṃdhi­nirmocana] Unraveling the Intent, the Buddha gives a systematic overview of his three great cycles of teachings, which he refers to in this text as the “three Dharma wheels” (tri­dharma­cakra). In the process of delineating the meaning of these doctrines, the Buddha unravels several difficult points regarding the ultimate and relative truths, the nature of reality, and the contemplative methods conducive to the attainment of complete and perfect awakening, and he also explains what his intent was when he imparted teachings belonging to each of the three Dharma wheels. In unambiguous terms, the third wheel is proclaimed to be of definitive meaning. Through a series of dialogues with hearers and bodhisattvas, the Buddha thus offers a complete and systematic teaching on the Great Vehicle, which he refers to here as the Single Vehicle.
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That is a wonderful website. They have a Translation of the Lotus Sutra from the Tibetan Version, entitled "The White Lotus of the Good Dharma", here, and one can download the PDF version here.
Then the Bhagavān said to Vi­śiṣṭa­cāritra and the other bodhisattva mahāsattvas, “Noble ones, the tathāgatas, arhats, perfectly enlightened buddhas have inconceivable power. Noble ones, in order to bestow upon you this Dharma teaching, I could teach the many kinds of benefits through many aspects of the Dharma for many hundreds of thousands of quintillions of eons; but even if I were to teach these benefits, I would not have finished describing the many kinds of benefits of this Dharma teaching.
-From Chapter 20, The Tathāgata’s Miracles.
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Yes, a project worth supporting. I have downloaded around 70 of their sutras. Hopefully they will produce books too. The Mahayana Tripitaka will eventually be put into English & other Western languages -- not in my lifetime though.
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They are up to 130 translations as of this date. Here is the latest, where Manjushri lays out to a Deva the key elements of the bodhisattva path:

https://read.84000.co/translation/toh252.html

Here is one example:
Divine being, these are the four attitudes bodhisattvas generate that are like a rock: an attitude that has no hostility toward those who make requests, an attitude of compassion toward those who have gone astray, an attitude of not losing insight, and an attitude of bringing all undertakings to completion. Divine being, those are the four attitudes bodhisattvas generate that are like a rock.
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In this one Māra is saved by Manjushri:

https://read.84000.co/translation/toh97.html

Summary:
In The Chapter on Mañjuśrī’s Magical Display, the bodhisattva Mañjuśrī answers a series of questions posed by the god Great Light concerning the appropriate conduct for bodhisattvas and the potential pitfalls and obstacles presented to bodhisattvas by Māra. Midway through the sūtra, the demon Māra himself appears and, after being captured and converted by Mañjuśrī, he begins to teach the Buddha’s Dharma to the audience. After revealing that Māra was never truly bound by anything other than his own perception, Mañjuśrī resumes his teaching for the remainder of the sūtra.
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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