Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “recollection of the dharma (dharmanusmriti)” 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.

II. Recollection of the Dharma (dharmānusmṛti)

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The Buddha said: “The yogin should recollect the Dharma, skillfully presented, obtaining its retribution in the present lifetime (sāṃdṛṣṭika) without fear of burning (nirjvara),[1] independent of time (akālika), leading to the good place (aupanāyika), the penetration into which is unhindered.”[2]

Footnotes and references:

1.

In place of tche-nao, read je-nao, as in the following lines.

2.

Here the Traité is taking liberties with the canonical formula cited in the preliminary note to this present chapter.