Ajnatavi, Ājñātāvī: 1 definition

Introduction

Introduction:

Ajnatavi 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Ājñātāvī (आज्ञातावी) refers to the faculty “belonging to the saint who has understood the truths” and represents one of the twenty-two faculties (indriya), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 38. The ājñātāvi-indriya are the same faculties in individuals who have nothing further to practice, namely the Arhats, Pratyekabuddhas, Bodhisattvas and the Tathāgatas, saints, fully and completely enlightened ones.

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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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