Abhinirhrita, Abhinirhṛta, Abhi-nirhrita: 1 definition


Abhinirhrita means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Abhinirhṛta can be transliterated into English as Abhinirhrta or Abhinirhrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Abhinirhṛta (अभिनिर्हृत) refers to “(one who has) realized (through skillful means)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] However the Bodhisattva, having overcome sixty-two doctrinal viewpoints derived from the root view that there is a permanent substance, produces the supernormal knowledge in the absence of any attachment of view; [...] he is established in compassion; he has realized through skillful means (upāya-abhinirhṛta); he produces the supernormal knowledge because he is endowed with such a dharma; he, having been elevated into the place of awakening by the supernormal knowledges, attains the mastery of all dharmas by the supernormal knowledges; [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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