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Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra
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The Suvarṇabhāsottama ([Sūtra of] Utmost Golden Light; also known as Suvarṇa[pra]bhāsottama[sūtrendrarāja]sūtra; Utmost Golden Light, King of Kings of Sūtras; commonly rendered Sūtra of Golden Light) is a Mahāyāna text likely composed or compiled in the century or two prior to its terminus ante quem in the early 5th century ce, when it was first translated into Chinese. Extant in several different versions of varying title and length, the sūtra’s contents are…

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Natalie Gummer, “Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0021>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231



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