Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “destroying the traces of the conflicting emotions” 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. Destroying the traces of the conflicting emotions

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Sūtra (Pañcaviṃśati, p. 21, l. 9–11; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 67, l. 8–10). – The bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wants to destroy the traces of all the conflicting emotions by means of knowledge should exert himself in the perfection of wisdom. It is thus, O Śāriputra, that the bodhisattva-mahāsattva should practice the perfection of wisdom (Sarvākārajñatayā kleśavāsanāḥ prahātukāmena bodhisattvena mahāsattvena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ yogaḥ karaṇīyaḥ. Evam eva Śāriputra bodhisattvena mahāsattvena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).

Śāstra. –