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Prajñāpāramitā (Sanskrit: प्रज्ञापारमिता) means "the Perfection of Wisdom" or "Transcendental Knowledge" in Mahāyāna. Prajñāpāramitā refers to a perfected way of seeing the nature of reality, as well as to a particular body of Mahāyāna scriptures (sūtras) which discusses this wisdom.

Prajñāpāramitā may also refer to the female deity Prajñāpāramitā Devi, a personification of the perfection wisdom also known as the "Great Mother" (Tibetan: Yum Chenmo) who was widely depicted in South Asian Buddhist art.

The word Prajñāpāramitā combines the Sanskrit words prajñā "wisdom" (or "knowledge") with pāramitā "perfection" or "transcendent". Prajñāpāramitā is a central concept in Mahāyāna Buddhism and is generally associated with ideas such as emptiness (śūnyatā), 'lack of svabhāva' (essence), the illusory (māyā) nature of things, how all phenomena are characterized by "non-arising" (anutpāda, i.e. unborn) and the madhyamaka thought of Nāgārjuna. Its practice and understanding are taken to be indispensable elements of the Bodhisattva path.

According to Edward Conze, the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtras are "a collection of about forty texts ... composed somewhere on the Indian subcontinent between approximately 100 BC and AD 600." Some Prajnāpāramitā sūtras are thought to be among the earliest Mahāyāna sūtras.

From Prajnaparamita on Wikipedia

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The Non-Duality of Silence and Language

Silence, Transmission, Perfect Wisdom, Non-duality, Balance, Duality, Observe, Heart...
Nov 23 2019
AM
No Abode Hermitage

A Conversation about Principle and Phenomena

Heart Sutra, Perfect Wisdom, resistance, confusion, Letting Go, Don't Know Mind...
May 18 2019
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Just This Is: the Avatamsaka Sutra in the Zen Tradition

Perfect Wisdom, Discrimination, Buddha Mind, Practice Period, Karmic Consciousness,...
Apr 13 2019
AM
No Abode Hermitage

The Hands And Eyes Of Avalokiteshvara

Compassion is the teaching of the Buddha. Stories of the different statues and scrolls at No Abode. Yunmen and Daowu, the thousand arms of Avalokiteshvara.

Compassion, Avalokiteshvara, Transmission, Silence, Avalokiteshvara, Perfect Wisdom,...
Nov 10 2018
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Teachings and Meditations On Our True Nature

Our true nature is that we fully possess the wisdom and virtues of the buddhas. But because of misconceptions and attachments we do not realize our buddha nature. Therefore, teachings are given to...

YRB-2018-Summer, Evil, resistance, Karmic Consciousness, Attachment, practicing...
Aug 07 2018
7/7
The Yoga Room

Prajna Paramita, the Lovely, the Holy

Not abiding in anything, including wisdom; helping without the idea of helping; practicing the paramitas without holding on to them; Buddha twirling a flower, Manjushri smiling is transmission in...

Perfect Wisdom, Transmission, Concentration,
Jul 08 2017
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Prajna Paramita, the Lovely, the Holy

Ungraspable nature of all phenomena; perfect wisdom understands dependent co-arising; non-abiding in any state.

Perfect Wisdom, Transmission, Compassion, Dependent Origination,
Jul 08 2017
PM
No Abode Hermitage

The Pivotal Business of Buddha’s House

Lotus Sutra, Lotus Sutra, Faith, Zazen, Perfect Wisdom, Bell, Samadhi
Jun 11 2016
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Melting the Root of Transgression

Confession-and-Repentance, Buddha Ancestors, Compassion, Confession-and-Repentance,...
Apr 09 2016
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 1

Perfect Wisdom, Precious Mirror, Lotus Sutra, Heart Sutra, Compassion,
Mar 07 2015
AM
No Abode Hermitage

A Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony: Your Mind Is Becoming Buddha

Precepts, Bodhisattva Vow, Perfect Wisdom, Lotus Sutra, Perfect Wisdom, Precepts,...
Feb 07 2015
No Abode Hermitage

Heartbreak Hotel: Karmic Consciousness

Karmic Consciousness, Perfect Wisdom, Cultivation, Karmic Consciousness, Perfect...
Jan 03 2015
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Heartbreak Hotel: Karmic Consciousness

Karmic Consciousness, Cultivation, Karmic Consequences, Karmic Consciousness, Karmic...
Jan 03 2015
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Everything Is a Precious Mirror

Precious Mirror, Perfect Wisdom, Suffering, Perfect Wisdom, Samadhi, Doubt, Letting...
Dec 13 2014
No Abode Hermitage

From Where Does an Appropriate Response Emerge?

Cultivation, Perfect Wisdom, Karmic Consciousness, Karmic Consciousness, Perfect...
Sep 12 2014
AM
No Abode Hermitage

From Where Does an Appropriate Response Emerge?

Cultivation, Perfect Wisdom, Cause-and-Effect, Faith, Perfect Wisdom, causation, Fox...
Sep 12 2014
PM
No Abode Hermitage

The Sound of the Valley Stream and the Color of the Mountain

Perfect Wisdom, non duality, freedom from thinking, perfect intimacy, Perfect Wisdom...
Jul 12 2014
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Hearing the Living Words of Nature

Karmic Consciousness, Karmic Consciousness, true dharma, Attachment, Perfect Wisdom,...
Jul 12 2014
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Fayen’s Good Friendship

Perfect Wisdom, Perfect Wisdom, Avalokiteshvara, Bodhidharma, Blue Cliff Record,...
Jun 07 2014
PM
No Abode Hermitage

I always think of Hunan in Spring

Bodhisattva Vow, Koan, Perfection of Wisdom, Perfect Wisdom, japanese, Sangha,...
Apr 12 2014
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Exploring Consciousness and Realizing Wisdom

Exploring consciousness with the aid of Buddha's teachings is a path to discovering and realizing deep, liberating Wisdom. Consciousness may be experienced as confining and confusing; at the same...

Perfect Wisdom, Consciousness, Wisdom, Book of Serenity, Demons, Enemies, Karmic...
Mar 23 2014
8
No Abode Hermitage

Exploring Consciousness and Realizing Wisdom

Exploring consciousness with the aid of Buddha's teachings is a path to discovering and realizing deep, liberating Wisdom. Consciousness may be experienced as confining and confusing; at the same...

Perfect Wisdom, Consciousness, Karmic Consciousness, confusion, Separation
Mar 22 2014
1
No Abode Hermitage

Speakable and Unspeakable Names of Our Zen Family Ancestors

Perfect Wisdom, good friendship, This good friendship is the whole of the holy life, Shitou, Matzu, Yaoshan, Da-Wu, Lung-tan, Deshan, Guishan, Xiangyan SFZC lineage, Mind of No Abode

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Kalyana Mitra, Shitou, Mazu, Prajna Paramita, Perfect Wisdom, resistance, Lineage,...
Mar 01 2014
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Speakable and Unspeakable Names of Our Zen Family Ancestors

good friendship, Responsibilities of student and responsibilities of teacher, Torei Zenji's Bodhisattva Vow, Face-to-Face Transmission, Shui-feng and Yangtan. Sep-po

 

Torei Zenji, Kalyana Mitra, Perfect Wisdom, Transmission, Interview, japanese,...
Mar 01 2014
Afternoon
No Abode Hermitage

The Good Friendship of Shitou, Matsu and Yaoshan

Shitou, Mazu, Yaoshan, Koan, Teacher-and-Student, Perfect Wisdom, Manjushri, Karmic...
Feb 01 2014
Morning
No Abode Hermitage

Essence of Mind: Daowu Teaches the Essential Gate to Truth

Sesshin Dharma Talk

Dragons, Mindfulness, Perfect Wisdom, Doubt, Faith
Jan 22 2014
Green Gulch Farm

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