Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “shibi-jataka” 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.

Thus king Che-p’i (Sībi), in order to save a pigeon, removed [305a] a piece of flesh from his own body to exchange it for the pigeon.

Notes on the Śibi-jātaka:

See p. 255–260F and notes, p. 287F, 1713F.