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Samādhirājasūtra
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The Samādhirājasūtra (Discourse on the King of Samādhis) is a mid-length Mahāyāna scripture showing some affinities with the Prajñāpāramitā corpus through its emphasis on śūnyatā (emptiness) and samatā (sameness). It was in existence in the 2nd century ce and shows some concerns, such as the forest vocation and the permitted asceticisms, in common with other early Mahāyāna texts. It was quoted readil…

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Andrew Skilton, “Samādhirājasūtra”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 12 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0019>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231



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