Sanskrit tradition

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The Sanskrit tradition is a term of convenience that refers to one of the two the major textual traditions of Buddhism. The other major textual tradition is the Pāli tradition.

Thubten Chodron states:

The Sanskrit tradition descends from sūtras and commentaries in Prakrit, Sanskrit, and Central Asian languages and relies on the Chinese and Tibetan canons. It is currently practiced principally in Tibet, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, the Himalayan region, Vietnam, and parts of Russia.[1]

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