Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “acquiring the knowledges of the paths and the aspects of the paths” 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.

VI. Acquiring the knowledges of the paths and the aspects of the paths

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Sūtra (cf. Pañcaviṃśati, p. 21, l. 6–7; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 67, l. 4–5). – The bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wishes to obtain the knowledge of the paths must exert himself in the perfection of wisdom; the bodhisattva-mahāsattva who, by means of the knowledge of the paths, wishes to fulfill completely the knowledge of the aspect of the paths must exert himself in the perfection of wisdom (Mārgajñatām anuprāptukāmena bodhisattvena mahāsattvena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ yogaḥ karaṇīyaḥ. Mārgajñatayā mārgākārajñatāṃ paripūrayitukāmena bodhisattvena mahāsattvena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ yogaḥ karaṇīyaḥ.)

Śāstra. –