BL309 - Prajñāpāramitā Literature: A Historical and Analytical Study 3

Prajñāpāramitā Literature and the emergence of the Mahāyāna; the aśta-sāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā-sātra as the earliest Prajñāpāramitā sūtra - its textual evolution, features of its beginning portions characterizing the earliest Mahāyāna sūtra and its new message of Prajñāpāramitā as the characteristic doctrine of the “nava-yāna”; the Prajñāpāramitā literature as a response/reaction to the ābhidharmika predilection; the evolution of the whole corpus of the Prajñāpāramitā literature; classification of the Prajñāpāramitā literature.