Adhimatrakshanti, aka: Adhimātrakṣānti, Adhimatra-kshanti; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Adhimātrakṣānti can be transliterated into English as Adhimatraksanti or Adhimatrakshanti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Adhimātrakṣānti (अधिमात्रक्षान्ति) refers to “utmost patience” and represents a quality acquired by the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata, according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XII. During his last fleshly existence, the Bodhisattva contemplates the Buddhas of the ten directions (daśadigbuddha) and their emanations (nirmāṇa): he is seated in space opposite them. This is what is called ‘endowed with utmost patience’ (adhimātra-kṣānti). It is like in the Śrāvaka system where the increase (vṛddhi) of heat (uṣmagata) is called summit (mūrdhan) and the increase of summit is called patience (kśānti): they are not distinct dharmas but merely three different degrees of one and the same thing. Thus it is the same for the utmost patience (adhimātra-kṣānti) and the patience of equanimity (samatā-kṣānti) which constitute different degrees of the same patience.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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