Campaign | The Perfection of Wisdom for All
January 1, 2023
A very warm happy new year to you all!
I’m pleased to share with all of you in the 84000 community details of an exciting new initiative.
The sūtra known as The Perfection of Wisdom in One Hundred Thousand Lines stands at the heart of Mahāyāna Buddhism, and yet has never before been translated into English. This is the longest Prajñāpāramitā text in the human realm and thus considered the most exhaustive account of the Buddha’s teaching on Vulture’s Peak over—some say— a period of thirty years.
Starting today, 84000 is launching The Perfection of Wisdom for All–a crowdfunding campaign to render this sūtra–which alone comprises 15 percent of the Kangyur–into English for the first time in history. We estimate its translation and publication to take 5-8 years by a specialized team, and through the early pledges of some of our most generous supporters, I’m humbled to share that we have already raised a significant portion of the funds needed.
Thus, it is with a full heart that I now invite as many people as possible to form an auspicious connection with this text through the suggested donation of US$84/person, with the aspiration that the Buddha’s teachings will remain ever-present in this world for anyone in need.
In this way, we hope to bring the community together and share the good news as an offering to Founding Chair Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on his next birthday. When asked for his thoughts on this campaign, Rinpoche replied:
“I feel honored that my birthday could be used for something so meritorious.”
Give today and help us spread the news of this priceless opportunity.
Together may we accomplish the perfection of wisdom for all,
Huang Jing Rui
P.S. This campaign ends after Saga Dawa Düchen, at noon on June 5, 2023 (IST) and if successful, we will be inviting you to join us as we dedicate the collective merit to our Founding Chair on his birthday!
Posted: 1 Jan 2023