Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “surpassing the high qualities of the shravakas” 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 1 - Surpassing the high qualities of the Śrāvakas

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Sūtra (cf. Pañcaviṃśati, p. 21. l. 17–20; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 68, l. 4–69, l. 8). – The bodhisattva-mahāsattva who, by a thought of sympathetic joy, wishes to surpass the generosity of all the śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas, must practice the perfection of wisdom. The bodhisattva-mahāsattva who, by a thought of [269c] sympathetic joy, wishes to surpass the morality of the śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas must practice the perfection of wisdom.[1] The bodhisattva-mahāsattva who, by a thought of sympathetic joy, wishes to surpass the concentration, wisdom, deliverance, knowledge and vision of deliverance of the śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas must practice the perfection of wisdom (Sarvaśrāvakapratyekabuddhānāṃ dānam anumodanācittenābhibhavitukāmena bodhisattvena mahāsattvena prajñāpāramitatāyāṃ śikṣitavyam. sarvaśrāvakapratyekabuddhānāṃ śīlam anumodanācittenābhibhavitukāmena bodhisattvena mahāsattvena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam. sarvaśrāvakapratyekabuddhānāṃ samādhiprajñāvimuktivimukti-jñānadarśanam anumodhanācittenābhibhavitukāmena bodhisattvena mahāsattvena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).

Śāstra. –

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In the Taishō edition, this phrase is repeated.