Daśasāhasrikā prajñāpāramitā

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Daśasāhasrikā prajñāpāramitā. (T. ’phags pa shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa khri pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo). In Sanskrit, “Transcendent Perfection of Wisdom in Ten Thousand Lines.”

In the Tibetan tradition, this text is known as one of the so-called 'six mother scriptures' of the Prajnaparamita. This text is extant only in Tibetan translation.

84000 translation group states:

The Transcendent Perfection of Wisdom in Ten Thousand Lines, which is translated here, uniquely has no extant Sanskrit manuscripts or Chinese translations‍—the Tibetan version alone is extant‍—nor are there any extant commentaries of Indo-Tibetan or Sino-Japanese origin. For these reasons, Conze (1960: 46) has even expressed doubt as to its authenticity, suggesting that the sūtra may have been composed in Tibet. This, however, is highly unlikely‍—in style and content the sūtra is compatible with the three longer versions, and quite dissimilar to the indigenous Tibetan compositions of the ninth century, when it was listed in the Denkarma (ldan dkar ma) catalogue.12 Situ Paṇchen’s catalogue to the Degé Kangyur includes the colophon of this sūtra, indicating that it was translated into Tibetan by Jinamitra, Prajñāvarman, and the translator Yeshé Dé.13[1]

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