Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

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

This is the English translation of the Maha-prajnaparamita-sastra (“the treatise on the great virtue of wisdom”) by Nagarjuna (c. 2nd century A.D.). The book, in the form of an encyclopedia on Buddhism, is a commentary on the Pancavimsatisahasrika Prajnaparamita (“the perfection of wisdom in five thousand lines”). Volume I describes the conditions...

Chapter XII - Unhindered Mind

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Text of the sūtra commented on in this chapter (cf. Pañcaviṃśati, p. 5, Śatasāhasrikā, p. 5): (22) apratihatacittair, (23) adhimātrakṣāntisamanvāgatair, (24) yāthātmyāvatāraṇakuśalaiḥ.

These bodhisattvas had a mind without obstacles; they were endowed with utmost patience; they excelled in saving appropriately.