The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom: With the Divisions of the Abhisamayalankara

The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom: With the Divisions of the Abhisamayalankara

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The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom: With the Divisions of the Abhisamayalankara by Edward Conze


Some 2000 years ago Buddhism experienced a major reformation through a movement called the Mahayana, or "Great Vehicle," which dominated religious through in much of Asia for many centuries and still exerts considerable influence. The basic Mahayana texts, sermons ascribed to the Buddha and called "sutras" in Sanskrit, discussed the "perfect wisdom." The "Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom" took shape between 50 and 2000 A.D. in southern India during one of the most momentous outbursts of religious creativity in human history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520053212
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 01/24/1985
Series: Center for South and Southeast Asia Studies, UC Berkeley Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 697
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author


Edward Conze (1904 – September 24, 1979) was an Anglo-German scholar best known for his pioneering translations of Buddhist texts.

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