Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “never being separated from the buddhas” 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.

III. Never being separated from the Buddhas

“The bodhisattva wishes never to be separated from the Buddhas.” – In all the lifetimes into which he is reborn, the bodhisattva always meets the Buddhas.

[1. Benefits of the presence of the Buddhas]

[2. Subjective nature of the appearance of the Buddhas]

This is why the Prajñāpāramitāsūtra says here that “the bodhisattva who wishes to never be separated from the Buddhas must practice the perfection of wisdom.”