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(Skt., heap of jewels).

A compilation of early Mahāyāna sūtras. The work comprises 49 sūtras, some of particular importance such as the Kāśyapa-parivarta, the Akṣobhya-vyūha, the Sukhāvatī-vyūha, the Śrī-mālā-devi-siṃhanāda, and the Raṣṭrapāla-paripṛcchā. Though the entire corpus is only available in Chinese and Tibetan translation, copies of the Sanskrit original texts do survive for some items.

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