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- Prajnaparamita: Mother of the Buddhas
- Medicine Buddha, 2

The goddess Prajnaparamita is the personification of the sutra literature of the same. She represents emptiness itself. There are a number of different iconographic forms that are employed as meditational deities. She is commonly portrayed on manuscript pages and carved on wooden book covers. The letter 'A' is also used to represent the goddess and there is a text known as the Prajnaparamita in a Single Letter (sutra).

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--- Illuminations
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Jeff Watt [updated 8-2013, 5-2017, 1-2020, 12-2020]

Lotsawa House: Prajnaparamita Deity Series

Toh 531/21. The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom, the Blessed Mother, བཅོམ་ལྡན་འདས་མ་ཤེས་རབ་ཀྱི་ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པའི་སྙིང་པོ། · bcom ldan ’das ma shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa’i snying po. Bhagavatī­prajñā­pāramitā­hṛdaya. (3 pages)