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Principle of Wisdom Sutra

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Principle of Wisdom Sutra
[理趣経] (Skt Arya -prajnaparamita-naya-shatapanchashatika; Chin Li-ch’y-ching; Jpn Rishu-kyo )

    A sutra that depicts Mahavairochana Buddha preaching to Vajrasattva, who is regarded as one of the eight original patriarchs of Esoteric Buddhism by the True Word ( Jpn Shingon) school. The sutra teaches that the true nature of all desires, including sexual desires, is purity, and that this purity of all things and phenomena is realized through the wisdom, or prajna, that penetrates the truth. It also praises the compassionate actions of bodhisattvas. There exists a Sanskrit text, as well as six Chinese and three Tibetan versions. The translators of the Chinese versions are Hsüan-tsang, Bodhiruchi, Chin-kang-chih (Skt Vajrabodhi), Pu-k'ung (Amoghavajra), Danapala, and Fa-hsien, all of whom, with the exception of Hsüan-tsang, were of Indian origin. Fa-hsien's Sanskrit name is unknown. Of these six versions, Pu-k'ung's translation is the most popular and is recited in the True Word school. Hsüan-tsang's version is included in the six-hundred-volume Great Wisdom Sutra.

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