Upaya-kaushalya Sutra (Skt. Upāyakauśalyasūtra; T. Thabs la mkhas pa’i mdo; C. Dasheng fangbian hui; J. Daijō hōben’e; K. Taesŭng pangp’yŏn hoe 大乘方便會), aka “Skillful Means Sūtra,” is an early Mahayana sutra included in the Ratnakuta Sutra collection, where it is also known as the Jñānottarabodhisattvaparipṛcchā.
- Extols the practice of skillful means (upaya-kaushalya), specifically in regards to the dedication of merit of virtuous acts, and making offerings
- Explains how otherwise non-virtuous acts can be considered virtuous when performed by a bodhisattva with good intentions.
- Mark Tatz (translator), The Skill in Means Sutra, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1994.
- The Sūtra on Skill in Means (translation in progress)