Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “the concepts of death (marana-samjna) and impurity (ashuci-samjna)” 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.

VIII. The concepts of death (maraṇa-saṃjñā) and impurity (aśuci-saṃjñā)

On the concept of death (maraṇasaṃjñā), see what has been said above (p. 1422F) about maraṇānusmṛti. – On the concept of impurity (aśucisaṃjñā), see what has been said above (p. 1151F) about kāyasmṛtyupasthāna.