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Do the words, Dharmakaya, Nirmanakaya or Samboghakaya appear in any Teravada Buddhist Scriptures?

I read some articles and saw some references to the words , Dharmakaya, Samboghakaya and Nirmanakaya used by Buddha , as mentioned in the Theravada scriptures , at least a few times during His ...
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How to make sense of the Heart Sutra

I am very interested in the concept of emptiness and freeing myself of all attachments. Naturally I gravitated towards the heart sutra, the chant in particular is very moving. However I am completely ...
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Why is the Heart Sutra so important in Mahayana Buddhism?

So the Heart Sutra is one of the most popular sutra in Mahayana Buddhism, said to be the summary and heart of the Prajna Paramita Sutra. It was popularized by the famous monk Xuanzang. It was said ...
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Pāramitāyāna and Tantrayāna

Wikipedia includes this (unreferenced) sentence: According to the perspective of Tibetan Buddhism, Mahāyāna practitioners have the choice of two practice paths: the path of perfection (Sanskrit: ...
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Investing in Dharma?

In the Diamond Sutra Buddha said: Subhuti, if a person collected treasures as high as 3,000 of the highest mountains, and gave them all to others, their merit would be less than what would accrue ...
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Heart Sūtra root in Pali Canon?

It's hard not to think of the Heart Sūtra when reading the Kassaka Sutta (Saŋyutta Nikāya 4:19), part of which runs as below (Thanissaro Bhikkhu's translation, emphasis added). Is there any ...
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Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya Sūtra in Sanskrit with English translation

Is there any book or internet resource which has Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya Sūtra in Sanskrit and word to word English translation? I am not exactly looking for commentaries(though I don't mind ...
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Is there a german-language online-resource for the prajnaparamita sutra “perfection of wisdom in 8000 lines”?

The title says it all: I'm looking for a german translation of that sutra: Is there a german-language online-resource for the prajnaparamita sutra "perfection of wisdom in 8000 lines"? (...
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How does Buddhism refute the inherent existence of sub-atomic particles?

(1) According to Rob Burbea in Seeing That Frees, "both the neither-one-nor-many reasoning and the sevenfold reasoning are among the practices capable of revealing the emptiness of matter even at the ...
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Solving the oxymoron of nibbāna?

How does one remain dedicated to the pursuit of nibbāna, when one has seen clearly that ultimately there is no separate nibbāna. What does one aspire towards now? Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya sūtra: «There ...
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Why are the Perfection of Wisdom sutras seen as a coherent collection?

The Diamond Sutra, Heart Sutra, the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra in 8000 lines and others are grouped together as Prajnaparamita (perfection of wisdom). Why is this? Why are they seen as a coherent ...