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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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