Perfection of Wisdom in Ten Thousand Lines

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The goddess Prajñaparamita

Perfection of Wisdom [Sutra] in Ten Thousand Lines (Skt. Daśa­sāhasrikā­prajñā­pāramitā; Tib. འཕགས་པ་ཤེས་རབ་ཀྱི་ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པ་ཁྲི་པ་ཤེས་བྱ་བ་ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་མདོ་, Wyl. ’phags pa shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa khri pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo) — a Mahayana sutra which is counted among the six mother scriptures of the Prajñaparamita teachings. It is a compact and coherent restatement of the longer versions, without specific commentaries, and rarely studied


This sutra in 33 chapters is uniquely extant in its Tibetan translation. It was translated, edited and redacted by the Indian preceptors Jinamitra and Prajñāvarman, along with the editor-in-chief and translator, the monk Yeshé Dé. The Tibetan text can be found in the Dergé Kangyur, Prajñaparamita section, Toh. 11

Further Reading

  • Edward Conze, The Prajñāpāramitā Literature (1960)