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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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Freedom from Everything

Serial: SR-00150

Sesshin Lecture, Day 5
Wednesday, June 9, 1971
San Francisco

Sesshin, Happiness, Demons, Precepts, Perfect Wisdom, Attachment, New Year, zen,...
Jun 09 1971
City Center

Shosan Ceremony

Serial: SR-00213

September, 1969

[Beginning of ceremony not recorded.]

Sesshin, Shosan, Perfect Wisdom, Dragons, Breath, Death, Intuition, Lay, Bell,...
Sep 1969

Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-5

Serial: SR-00100

Fall, 1968

Lotus Sutra, Wisdom, Discrimination, Perfect Wisdom, Monks, Mahayana, Buddha Nature,...
Oct 1968
Series 2, Talk 5

Lotus Sūtra No. I-1

Serial: SR-00110

Lotus Sutra No. 1
February 1968

Lotus Sutra, Monks, Perfect Wisdom, Meditation, Describe, Wisdom, Precepts, Constancy...
Feb 1968
Series 2, Talk 1

Lotus Sūtra No. I-3

Serial: SR-00117

February 1968
Zen Mountain Center

Lotus Sutra, Wisdom, Dana, Perfect Wisdom, Intention, Monks, Sutra, Precepts,...
Feb 1968
Series 1, Talk 3

OLD - In the Prajnaparamita Sutra

Heart Sutra, Emptiness, Wisdom, Perfect Wisdom, Beginners, Politics, Balance,...
Jan 21 1966