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The Saṃdhinirmocanasūtra is a relatively late (4th-cent. ce[?]) Indian Mahāyāna work consisting of ten chapters in which the Buddha explains apparently contradictory statements attributed to him in earlier discourses. It contains a number of doctrines that appear for the first time in Indic literature and that later became influential in India, Tibet, and East Asia. It is particularly influential in the …

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John Powers, “Saṃdhinirmocanasūtra”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0020>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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