by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön | 2001 | 940,961 words
This page describes “sekha-sutta” as written by Nagarjuna in his Maha-prajnaparamita-sastra (lit. “the treatise on the great virtue of wisdom”) in the 2nd century. This book, written in five volumes, represents an encyclopedia on Buddhism as well as a commentary on the Pancavimsatisahasrika Prajnaparamita.
“Are you talking about the mind of awakening called exertion?”
“Yes, I am speaking about the mind of awakening called exertion.”
Three times [the Buddha asked] the same question and [Ānanda made] the same reply. Then rising from his seat, the Buddha said to Ānanda:
“People who know, love and practice exertion, there is nothing that they cannot obtain; they will infallibly succeed in reaching buddhahood.”
It is thus by considering the benefits of exertion in many ways that one succeeds in increasing this energy.