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 XXXI - The Thirty-seven Auxiliaries to Enlightenment

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[k. 19, p. 197b] (p. 1137F)

Sūtra (cf. Pañcaviṃśati, p. 19, l. 12–15; Śatasāhasrikā, p. 56, l. 9–57, l. 10). –The bodhisattva-mahāsattva who abides in the perfection of wisdom by the method of non-abiding should, without producing them, complete perfect [the following] (Prajñāpāramitāyaṃ sthitvā bodhisattvena mahāsattvenāsthānayogenānutpādanataḥ paripūrayaitvyāḥ):

  1. the four foundations of mindfulness (catvāri smṛtyupasthānāni),
  2. the four right efforts (catvāri samyakpradhānani),
  3. the four bases of magical power (catvāra ṛddhipādāḥ),
  4. the five faculties (pañcendriyāṇi),
  5. the five strengths (pañca balāni),
  6. the seven members of enlightenment (sapta bodhyaṅgāni),
  7. the eight members of the Path (aṣṭāṅgamārga).

Śāstra. –

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