by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön | 2001 | 940,961 words
This page describes “being born into the family of the bodhisattvas, etc.” 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. 23, l. 2–3, 5–6; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 72, l. 2, 5, 7). – The bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wishes to be born into the family of the bodhisattvas, to attain the level of the crown prince and to never be separated from the Buddhas must practice the perfection of wisdom (Bodhisattvena mahāsattvena upapattukāmena, kumārabhūmim anupraptukāmena, buddhair avirahitena bhavitukāmena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).