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The noble Prajna paramita. Sutra of The Great Vehicle "Vajrapani"

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ārya-prajñā-pāramitā-vajrapāni-mahāyāna-sūtra

The noble Prajna paramita. Sutra of The Great Vehicle "Vajrapani"

     I bow down to all the Enlightened ones and Bodhisattvas!
     So I once heard.
     The blessed one was in Rajagrha. At this time, the bodhisattva Vajrapani, one who was surrounded [the Blessed One], got up and stood in front of him. Rising, he said to the Blessed One:
     Blessed one! How should a bodhisattva be trained in the Perfection of Wisdom?
     The Blessed one replied:
     Vajrapani! The bodhisattva should be trained in the Perfection of Wisdom in the following way. Since all phenomena are not born, one should be trained in the Perfection of Wisdom. Moreover, all phenomena, whether form or otherwise, have no nature of their own, have no characteristics, and are free of particles and invisible. Thus should one be trained in the Perfection of Wisdom. Because they are empty, empty, and unreal, one should learn the perfection of Wisdom.
     Vajrapani! This Perfection of Wisdom is the Mother of all the Enlightened three times. These are the words of the mantra of great knowledge:

    tadyathā oṁ muni muni mahā munaye svāhā
 

     If one adheres to this Perfection of Wisdom, adheres to the Teachings of the Enlightened ones of the three times, remembers one's birth, discards all unfreedom, obtains the immeasurable fruit of spiritual merit, constantly stays close to the Enlightened and Blessed, and has an enlightened attitude.
     The Blessed one said so. The bodhisattva Vajrapani and the whole world, together with the gods, people, asuras, and gandharvas, rejoiced and praised what the Blessed One had said.
     Thus ends the Vajrapani Sutra of the Great Vehicle, the noble Perfection of Wisdom.
     Translated by Lama Karma Paljor.

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