Perfection of Wisdom Sutra in One Hundred Thousand Lines

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The goddess Prajñaparamita

Perfection of Wisdom Sutra in One Hundred Thousand Lines (Skt. Śata-sāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā; Tib. ཤེས་རབ་ཀྱི་ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པ་སྟོང་ཕྲག་བརྒྱ་པ།, Wyl. shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa stong phrag brgya pa ) is the largest of the Prajnaparamita sutras. In Tibetan it is referred to simply as 'The Hundred Thousand' (Tib. འབུམ་, bum, Wyl. 'bum).

It fills no fewer than twelve volumes of the Dergé Kangyur. Like the other two long sutras, it is a detailed record of the teaching on the perfection of wisdom that the Buddha Shakyamuni gave on Vulture's Peak in Rajagriha, setting out all aspects of the path to enlightenment that bodhisattvas must know and put into practice, yet without taking them as having even the slightest true existence. Each point is emphasized by the exhaustive way that, in this version of the teaching, the Buddha repeats each of his many profound statements for every one of the items in the sets of dharmas that comprise deluded experience, the path, and the qualities of enlightenment.[1]




  • Kashmiri Dharmashri (?), Explanation of the Hundred Thousand

Further Reading

  • Edward Conze, The Prajñāpāramitā Literature (1960)

Internal Links


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.