Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “acceding to innumerable universes” 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 - Acceding to innumerable universes

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Sūtra (cf. Pañcaviṃśati,p. 27, l. 4–7; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 74, l. 16–75, l. 19). – Furthermore, O Śāriputra, the bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wishes, in one single production of mind, to go to universes in the ten directions as numerous as the sands of the Ganges, must practice the perfection of wisdom (Punar aparaṃ, Śāriputra, bodhisattvena mahāsattvena, ekacittotpādenadaśasu dikṣu gaṅgaānadīvālukopamān lokadhātūṇupasaṃkramitukāmena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).

Śāstra. –