by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön | 2001 | 941,039 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...
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[k. 24, p. 235b]
Sūtra. – Furthermore, O Śāriputra, the bodhisattva-mahāsattva who wishes to know completely the ten powers of the Buddha, the four fearlessnesses, the four infallible knowledges, the eighteen special attributes, great loving-kindness and great compassion, must exert himself in the Perfection of Wisdom (punar aparaṃ Śāriputra bodhisattvena mahāsattvenā daśa tathāgabalāni catvāri vaiśāradyāni catasraḥ pratisaṃvido ‘ṣṭadaśāveṇikān buddhadharmān mahāmaitrīṃ mahākaruṇāṃ parijñātukāmena prajñāpāramitāyaṃ śikṣitavyam).