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.[1]


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)

Internal Links


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.