Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “winning the praises of 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 - Winning the praises of the Buddhas

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Sūtra (cf. Pañcaviṃśati, p. 24, l. 7–8; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 73, l. 14–74, l. 16). – The bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wishes that the Buddhas of the ten directions praise him must practice the perfection of wisdom (Ye daśasu dikṣu buddhā bhagavantas te me varṇaṃ bhāṣerann iti bodhisattvena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).

Śāstra. –