(in Tibetan, “words, speeches”), a sacred book of Buddhism, a collection of canonic works attributed to the Buddha. The Kagyur was translated into Mongolian from Tibetan during the rule of Ligdan Khan (1604-34). The Mongolian edition has 108 volumes including 1,161 works (tantra, sutra, and so forth), prose and poetry on different subjects (such as Buddha’s conversations with his pupils on morals and philosophy, mainly in the form of parables or didactic stories, and the collection An Ocean of Parables).The Kagyur is a kind of Buddhist encyclopedia.
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