Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “fulfilling the wishes of all beings” 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 - Fulfilling the wishes of all beings

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Sūtra (cf. Pañcaviṃśati, p. 23, l. 19–22; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 72, l. 18–73, l. 5). – The bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wishes to fulfill the desires actually of all beings for food and drink, garments, bedding, ointments and perfumes, vehicles, houses, couches, lamps, etc., should practice the perfection of wisdom (Bodhisattvena mahāsattvena sarvasattvenānāṃ manorathān paripūrayitukāmena annapānavastraśayanāsanavilepanaghandhayānagṛhakhaṭvādīpādibhiḥ prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).

Śāstra. –