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The Vimalakīrtinirdeśa (Teaching of Vimalakīrti) is a mid-length Mahāyāna text composed conceivably by around 100 ce, certainly by the early 3rd century. Its central protagonist is Vimalakirti, a bodhisattva from the world Abhirati (lit. delight; the joyous buddha field of Buddha Akṣobhya), who has made himself present in ou…

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Rafal Felbur, “Vimalakīrtinirdeśa”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0023>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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