The Perfection of Wisdom in 25,000 Lines 摩訶般若波羅蜜經

The Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikāprajñāpāramitāsūtra


摩訶般若波羅蜜經 後秦 鳩摩羅什譯 共 27 卷
The Perfection of Wisdom in 25,000 Lines (Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikāprajñāpāramitāsūtra), Translated by Kumārajīva in the Later Qin (384-417) in 27 scrolls.

English Translations



This sūtra, is one of the three key large prajñāpāramitāsūtras. The other two are the Aṣṭasāhasrikāprajñāpāramitāsūtra or or Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines 小品般若波羅蜜經, and The Large Sūtra Perfection of Wisdom 大般若波羅蜜多經 (Buswell and Lopez, 2014, 'Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikāprajñāpāramitāsūtra').


Translated in 404 (Lancaster, 2004, 'K 3')

Primary Source

Kumārajīva, trans., 《摩訶般若波羅蜜經》 'The Perfection of Wisdom in 25,000 Lines (Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikāprajñāpāramitāsūtra),' in Taishō shinshū Daizōkyō 《大正新脩大藏經》, in Takakusu Junjiro, ed., (Tokyo: Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō Kankōkai, 1988), Vol. 8, No. 223, Accessed 2016-07-08,


  1. Buswell, Robert E., and Donald S. Lopez, eds. The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.
  2. Lancaster, L.R., 2004. The Korean Buddhist Canon: A Descriptive Catalogue,

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