84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཤིན་ཏུ་རྒྱས་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    ཤིན་ཏུ་རྒྱས་པ།

    shin tu rgyas pa

    vaipulya

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One of the twelve branches of scripture or aspects of the Dharma. Literally meaning “vast” or “extensive,” it refers to a particular set of lengthy sūtras or collections of sūtras that provides a comprehensive overview of Buddhist thought and practice. This category includes individual works such as the Lalitavistara and Saddharma­puṇḍarīka and collections such as the Mahā­sannipāta, Buddhāvataṃsaka, Ratnakūta, and Prajñāpāramitā.