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The fundamental sutra of the Fa-hsiang tuition, this sūtra expounds the concept of the Yogacara or Mind-Only tuition (Vijnanavada), pointing out that each one phenomena are manifestations of the brain. It belongs to the center interval of Indian Mahayana Buddhism and is taken into account to were composed initially of the fourth century A.D. it's divided into eight chapters, and offers a close exposition of the philosophy of the Yogacara university. Judging from the truth that the larger a part of this sutra is quoted within the Yogacarabhumi, and that various citations from it are to be present in such works because the Mahayanasamgraha and Jo-yui-shiki-ron, it truly is transparent that it exerted huge effect in later occasions.

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