Finding a section of the prajnaparamita

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Finding a section of the prajnaparamita

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The Chinese MMK commentary references a famous line from the prajnaparamita:

"If the bodhisatva has a self, he cannot act. With no self too, he cannot act."
(菩薩有我亦非行無我亦非行)

Where is this in the original scipture?
savi saghara aṇica di, savi saghara dukha di, savi dhama aṇatva di:
yada paśadi cakhkṣuma tada nivinadi dukha eṣo mago viśodhia.

"All formations are inconstant," he said.
"All formations are stressful," he said.
"All phenomena are selfless," he said.
When one sees this, one becomes adverse to stress, and this is the path of purity.

(Gāndhārī Dharmapada fragments)
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Re: Finding a section of the prajnaparamita

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Can you provide a source for this?
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Re: Finding a section of the prajnaparamita

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菩薩有我亦非行無我亦非行
T1564.24b29

It's from a commentary to Ch 18 of the MMK. I've heard the root statement from the Wisdom-Perfection Sutra before though, I'm just having quite a time finding it. It's most likely AFAIK to be from the Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikāprajñāpāramitāsūtra. I suppose it could actually be from a different scripture of a similar class.
savi saghara aṇica di, savi saghara dukha di, savi dhama aṇatva di:
yada paśadi cakhkṣuma tada nivinadi dukha eṣo mago viśodhia.

"All formations are inconstant," he said.
"All formations are stressful," he said.
"All phenomena are selfless," he said.
When one sees this, one becomes adverse to stress, and this is the path of purity.

(Gāndhārī Dharmapada fragments)
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Re: Finding a section of the prajnaparamita

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Caoimhghín wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:52 am 菩薩有我亦非行無我亦非行
T1564.24b29

It's from a commentary to Ch 18 of the MMK. I've heard the root statement from the Wisdom-Perfection Sutra before though, I'm just having quite a time finding it. It's most likely AFAIK to be from the Pañcaviṃśatisāhasrikāprajñāpāramitāsūtra. I suppose it could actually be from a different scripture of a similar class.
You might be thinking of the Mahaprajnaparamita Upadesa, which is a commentary on the Pancavimsatisahasrikaprajnaparamita. The MMK could be referencing any Prajnaparamita text, it'd be hard to tell.
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