Huifeng wrote:Hard to believe that nobody has actually mentioned the Prajnaparamita sutra.
Get Conze's translation of either the version in 8,000 verses - the Astasahasrika, or the "large" Perfection of Wisdom.
I did list the commentaries, I'd assumed the root text
Yes, you did list the Vajracchedika / Diamond sutra, sorry for me missing that.
As for Brunnholzl's translation that you link to, it definitely does not contain the mula / root text at all. And, having read Brunnholzl's book, all I can say is that by this time, a commentary on a commentary on a commentary (at least), much of the plot of the Prajnaparamita seems to have been lost along the way. It may be a good text to understand the Kagyu position on it, but not at all that helpful to understand the Prajnaparamita, in my opinion.