Nandikasutra, aka: Nandikasūtra, Nandika-sutra; 1 Definition(s)

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Nandikasūtra (नन्दिकसूत्र).—There are numerous references in the Buddhist texts to the Nandikasūtra. However, the original Sanskrit is lost and the sūtra is known only by a Tibetan translation entitled Dgaḥ ba can gyi mdo. One of the Karmavibhaṅgas in Chinese, the Fen pie chan ngo pao ying king, is very close in content to the Nandikasūtra. Also see the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXII).

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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