Tree of Wisdom

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Tree of Wisdom (Skt. Nītiśāstraprajñādaṇḍa, Tib. ལུགས་ཀྱི་བསྟན་བཅོས་ཤེས་རབ་སྡོང་པོ་, Wyl. lugs kyi bstan bcos shes rab sdong po) — a shastra written by Nagarjuna. It belongs to Nagarjuna’s Collection of Advice.

This text is a commentary on manners or moral maxims in 260 verses. The original text was in Sanskrit, but has unfortunately been lost. The Tibetan translation is preserved in the Tengyur.

Translations

  • Dr. C .T. Dorji, Commentary of Manners Called the Tree of Wisdom, Composed by Saint Nagarjuna, Prominent Publishers (Delhi 2000). (Includes Tibetan text and English translation).