Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “preliminary note on surpassing the lower vehicles” 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.

Preliminary note on surpassing the lower vehicles

This section does not add anything to the preceding section, but insists on the close relationship between the bodhisattvaniyāma and the quality of irreversible (avaivartika) bodhisattva: the latter is not really acquired until the ninth bhūmi.