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Mañjuśrī-mūla-kalpa


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A kriyā-tantra associated with the cult of the Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī. Often cited as the earliest extant example of a Buddhist tantra, it is more likely to represent the product of a lengthy process of compilation and addition beginning with a core element that was written no earlier than the late 6th century ce. The text survives in a Sankrit version which is comparatively more lengthy than its corresponding Tibetan and Chinese translations.

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