by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön | 2001 | 940,961 words
This page describes “preliminary notes on the four fearlessnesses (vaisharadya)” 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.
This chapter is poorly entitled and poorly divided. The previous chapter dealt with the ten powers (bala) of the Tathāgata according to the Sarvāstivādin Abhidharma. The present chapter consists of three sections:
3. The four unobstructed knowledges (pratisaṃvid) according to the Abhidharma, then according to the Mahāyāna.