The Ancient Goddess of Wisdom
The concept of the goddess Prajnaparamita originally began as a reverence for sacred writings about paths to wisdom, handed down and preserved, in a time when books and writings and education were scarce and hard to come by. Over time these sutra writings, called the “Perfection of wisdom”, or “Prajnaparamita”, were distilled into two great works, the Diamond Sutras and the Heart Sutras. These texts were the subject of worship in Mahayana Buddhism, in much the same way that devotional figures were. Under the influence of Tantric Buddhism they became deified as the Goddess of Wisdom. Prajnaparamita is also called the mother of all three times - the past, present, and future. She is radiantly beautiful and sweet.
© Laura Santi