Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “surpassing the high concentrations 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 2 - Surpassing the high concentrations of the Śrāvakas

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Sūtra (cf. Śatasāhasrikā, p. 69, l. 6–8). – The bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wishes to surpass the trances, absorptions and concentrations of liberation of all the śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas by means of a mind of sympathetic joy, must practice the perfection of wisdom (Sarvaśrāvakapratyekabuddhānāṃ dhyānasamāpattivimokṣasamādhīn anumodanācittenābhibhavitukāmena bodhisattvena mahāsattvena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).

Śāstra. –