by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön | 2001 | 941,039 words
This page describes “diversity of the fruits of generosity” 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.
Question. – How does one get to be reborn in the families of the kṣatriyas and so on up to becoming Buddha?
Answer. – The generous (tyāgavat) and moral (śīlavat) man obtains riches and honor among men and gods.
Footnotes and references:
In order to do good, the generous man (tyāgavat) must also be moral (śīlavat) and learned (bahuśruta).