Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön | 2001 | 940,961 words

This page describes “preliminary note on the nine horrible notions (navashubhasamjna)” 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.

Preliminary note on the nine horrible notions (navāśubhasaṃjñā)

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By Navasaṃjñā, the Traité means the nine notions of the horrible (navāśubhasaṃjñā) cultivated by the ascetic in the course of the contemplation of the decomposing corpse.