Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra

108,282 words

Summary: The Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra recounts a teaching primarily between the Buddha and a bodhisattva named Mahāmati ("Great Wisdom").

The most important doctrine issuing from the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra is that of the primacy of consciousness (Skt. vijñāna) and the teaching of consciousness as the only reality. In the sūtra, the Buddha asserts that all the objects of the world, and the names and forms of experience, are merely manifestations of the mind.

A Mahāyāna Text
Translated for the first time from
the original Sanskrit by
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki


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