Calling Witness with a Hundred Prostrations

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Calling Witness with a Hundred Prostrations (Tib. དཔང་སྐོང་ཕྱག་བརྒྱ་པ་, pang kong chak gyapa, Wyl. dpang skong phyag brgya pa) — this brief sutra is widely known as the first sutra to arrive in Tibet, long before it became a Buddhist nation, during the reign of the Tibetan King Lha Thothori Nyentsen. Written to be recited for personal practice, it opens with a hundred and eight prostrations and praises to the many buddhas of the ten directions and three times, to the twelve categories of scripture contained in the Tripitaka, to the bodhisattvas of the ten directions, and to the arhat disciples of the Buddha. The text includes recitations of the vows of refuge in the Three Jewels, and of generating bodhicitta.[1]


No Sanskrit or Chinese versions of this sutra are known to exist.
The Tibetan translation is found in the General Sutra section of the Tibetan Kangyur (Toh 267).


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.