Prajnaparamitasutra, Prajna-paramita-sutra, Prajñāpāramitāsūtra: 2 definitions

Introduction

Prajnaparamitasutra means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous (P) next»] — Prajnaparamitasutra in Buddhism glossary
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.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (P) next»] — Prajnaparamitasutra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prajñāpāramitāsūtra (प्रज्ञापारमितासूत्र):—[=pra-jñā-pāramitā-sūtra] [from prajñā-pāramitā > pra-jñā] n. Name of [work]

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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