Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “winning omniscience and the knowledge of all the aspects” 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.

VII. Winning omniscience and the knowledge of all the aspects

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Sūtra (cf. Panncaviṃśati, p. 21, l. 8; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 67, l. 5-6). – The Bodhisattva-Mahāsattva who wishes to completely fulfill omniscience by the knowledge of the paths, should strive for the perfection of wisdom. [The Bodhisattva-Mahāsattva] who wishes, by omniscience, to completely fulfill the knowledge of all the aspects should strive for the perfection of wisdom (Mārgākārajñatayā sarvajñatāṃ paripūrayitukāmena bodhisattvena mahaasattvena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ yogaḥ karaṇīyaḥ. Sarvajñatayā sarvākārajñatāṃ paripūrayitukāmena bodhisattvena mahāsattvena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ yogaḥ karaṇīyaḥ). 

Śastrā.