Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “entering into the assurance of bodhisattva” 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.

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Sūtra (cf. Pañcaviṃśati, p. 21, l. 11–12; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 67, l. 11–13). – Moreover, O Śāriputra, the bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wishes to enter into the position of bodhisattva must exert himself in the perfection of wisdom (punar aparaṃ Śāriputra bodhisattvena mahāsattvena bodhisattvaniyām avakramitukāmena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).

Śāstra. –

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