Vajracchedika Sūtra

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A short text from the corpus of the ‘Perfection of Insight’ (Prajñā-pāramitā) literature which compresses the essential teachings into a few short stanzas. Composed around 300 ce it was translated into Tibetan and Chinese many times, and has remained immensely popular as a summary of the doctrine of ‘emptiness’ or ‘voidness’ (śūnyatā) which lies at the heart of the Perfection of Insight writings. The full title of the text is The Diamond-cutter Perfection of Insight Sūtra (Vajracchedika-prajñāpāramitā Sūtra).

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