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 XXXIX - The Ten Powers of the Buddha according to the Abhidharma

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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).

Śāstra. –

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