by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön | 2001 | 940,961 words
This page describes “story of the kimnari and the five hundred rishis (2)” 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.
Thus, five hundred ṛṣis who, while flying about, heard the song of a Tchen t’o lo niu (Kiṃnarī); their minds became enraptured; they lost the bases of all their miraculous powers (ṛddhipāda) and fell to earth all at once.
Note: See first story.
See above, p. 994f.