by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön | 2001 | 940,961 words
This page describes “the best of the ten powers” 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.
Question. – Which is the best (śreṣṭha) of these ten powers?
1) Some say that the first is the greatest because it includes all the ten at once (cf. p. 1522F).
2) Others say that the power bearing on the destruction of the impurities (āsravakṣaya) is the greatest because it contributes to the attainment of nirvāṇa.