The Perfection of Wisdom 'Kaushika'

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This sutra, The Perfection of Wisdom ‘Kaushika’ (Skt. Kauśikaprajñāpāramitā; Tib. ཤེར་ཕྱིན་ཀཽ་ཤི་ཀ, Wyl. sher phyin kau shi ka) is a condensed prajnaparamita sutra in which the Buddha summarizes the various meanings of the perfection of wisdom. In particular, the Buddha equates the characteristics of the perfection of wisdom with the characteristics of all phenomena, the five aggregates, the five elements, and the ten perfections. In this way, the sutra places particular emphasis on the non-duality of conventional phenomena and emptiness.[1]


The Tibetan translation of this sutra can be found in the Perfection of Wisdom section of the Tibetan Dergé Kangyur, Toh 19


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.