Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This page describes “obtaining the immense longevity and immense radiance of the buddhas” 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 16 - Obtaining the immense longevity and immense radiance of the Buddhas

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Sūtra (Pañcaviṃśati, p. 34, l. 9–10; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 113, l. 18–114, l. 1). – The bodhisattva who wishes to obtain the limitless longevity and limitless radiance [of the Buddha] must practice the perfection of wisdom (Kim iti me ’parimitaṃ cāyuḥpramāṇaṃ bhaved ity aparimitā ca prabhāsampad bhaved iti prajñāpāramitāyāṃ śikṣitavyam).

Śāstra. –