Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “mind of laziness (kusida)” 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.

IV. Mind of laziness (kusida)

The lazy man (kusida) cannot realize worldly deeds; how then would he realize supreme complete enlightenment? When pieces of wood (araṇi) are rubbed together to make fire and if [in this [process] one is interrupted many times, one never gets a fire made.