Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “establishing beings in the six perfections” 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 3 - Establishing beings in the six perfections

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Sūtra (cf. Pañcaviṃśati, p. 24, l. 1–5; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 73, l. 5–11). – Furthermore, O Śāriputra, the bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wishes that all the people living in universes as numerous as the sands of the Ganges be established in the perfection of generosity, be established in the perfections of morality, patience, exertion, ecstasy and wisdom, should practice the perfection of wisdom (Punar aparaṃ, Śāriputra, bodhisattvena mahāsattvena Gaṅganadīvālukopameṣu lokadhātuṣu sattvān dānapāramitāyāṃ pratiṣṭhāpayitukāmena śīlakṣāntivīryadhyānaprajñāpāramitāsu prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).

Śāstra. –