Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “obtaining the gates of recollection and concentration” 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.

Part 4 - Obtaining the gates of recollection and concentration

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[268a] Sūtra (cf. Pañcaviṃśati, p. 21, l. 15; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 68, l. 3–4). – The bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wishes to acquire the gates of remembrance and the gates of concentration should exert himself in the perfection of wisdom (Dhāraṇīmukhasamādhimukhāni pratilabdhukāmena bodhisattvena mahāsattvena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).

Śāstra. –