Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “shiva-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 Che-p’o (Śivā), for an offering to Kia-tchan-yen (Kātyāyana), obtained in the present existence a fruit of retribution: she is the main wife of king (Tchan-t’o-tccheou-t’o (Candrapradyota).

Notes on the Śivā-jātaka:

For having made a gift to the great disciple Mahākātyāyana, then chaplain to Caṇḍapradyota, king of Avanti, Śiva, otherwise unknown, became the king’s wife.