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The Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra was an encyclopedic collection of Prajnaparamita texts, translated into Chinese by Xuanzang and his assistants.[1] Alternatively, this name refers to the Large Sutra on the Perfection of Wisdom (Skt. Pancavimsatisahasrika-prajnaparamita-sutra, meaning 25,000-Line Perfection of Wisdom Sutra) (Chinese mo-ho po-jo po-lo-mi ching, whence the name Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra).[2]


  1. Pine 2004, pg. 22
  2. Nattier 1992, pp. 158, 202


  • Nattier, Jan. The Heart Sutra: A Chinese Apocryphal Text?. Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies Vol. 15 Nbr. 2 (1992)
  • Red Pine. The Heart Sutra: The Womb of the Buddhas (2004) Shoemaker 7 Hoard. ISBN 1-59376-009-4


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