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Great Eloquence Deity

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In Dharmakṣema's version, the chapter of the Great Eloquence Deity consists in her address to the Buddha. As eloquence is dependent on knowledge and memory, the goddess assures that she will provide the expounder with both. If in the sutra whether as memorized by the monk or as written/copied in a manuscript there should be either missing words or inaccurate meanings of phrases, she will see to it that he regains them. The Great Eloquence Deity is evidently also a goddess of knowledge, like Sarasvatī.

Keywords: Dharmakṣema; eloquence deity; Sarasvatī



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