Prajnaparamitasutra, Prajna-paramita-sutra, Prajñāpāramitāsūtra: 2 definitions
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General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Shambala Publications: General
Prajñāpāramitā-sūtra also Mahāprajñāpāramitā-sūtra, Skt., lit., “[Great] Sūtra of the Wisdom That Reaches the Other Shore [i.e., that is transcendental, or liberating]”; term for a series of about forty Mahāyāna sūtras, gathered together under this name because they all deal with the realization of prajñā. They represent a part of the Vaipulya-sūtras of the Mahāyāna and probably were composed around the beginning of the Common Era. Some sūtras are preserved in Sanskrit, however most of them have come down only in Chinese or Tibetan translation. Those best known in the West are the Diamond Sūtra (Vajrachchedikā) and the Heart Sutra (Mahāprajñāpāramitā-hridaya-sūtra). Their most important interpreter was Nāgārjuna.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prajñāpāramitāsūtra (प्रज्ञापारमितासूत्र):—[=pra-jñā-pāramitā-sūtra] [from prajñā-pāramitā > pra-jñā] n. Name of [work]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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II. Synonymity of the three words < [Part 2 - Understanding dharmatā and its synonyms]
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A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)