Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “honoring all 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.

Part 1 - Honoring all the Buddhas

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Sūtra (cf. Pañcaviṃśati, p. 23, l. 15–18; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 72, l. 11–15). – The bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wishes to have at his disposal the roots of good capable of honoring, venerating, respecting and praising all the Buddhas as he wishes should practice the perfection of wisdom (Bodhisattvena mahāsattvena yair kuśalamūlair ākāṅkṣet sarvabuddhān pūjayituṃ satkartuṃ gurūkartuṃ varṇayituṃ tāni me kuśalamūlāni samṛdhyeyur iti prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).

Śāstra. –