Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “speaking to innumerable universes by means of a single sound” 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 - Speaking to innumerable universes by means of a single sound

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Sūtra (cf. Śatasāhasrikā, p. 75, l. 19–76, l. 22). – Furthermore, Śāriputra, the bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wishes to emit a single sound spoken in such a way that the universes of the ten directions as numerous as the sands of the Ganges hear this sound, must practice the perfection of wisdom (Punar aparaṃ, Śāriputra ye daśasu dikṣu gaṅgānadīvālukopamā lokadātavas tān sarvān ekasvaraghoṣeṇa vijñāpayitukāmena bodhisattvena mahāsattvena prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).

Śāstra. –