Akritakritya, Akṛtakṛtya, Akrita-kritya: 2 definitions


Akritakritya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Akṛtakṛtya can be transliterated into English as Akrtakrtya or Akritakritya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Akritakritya in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Akṛtakṛtya (अकृतकृत्य) refers to “not (yet) having done what had to be done”, according to  the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 43.—Accordingly, “[...] In the womb of the fetters, the passions, the bonds of desire and the threefold poison, the Bodhisattva who has just produced the mind of peerless bodhi is honored by the Buddhas before having done what had to be done (akṛtakṛtya). It is only gradually that he will cultivate the six perfections, acquire the power of skillful means, enter into the position of Bodhisattva and succeed in obtaining the knowledge of all the aspects and save innumerable beings. But [from his first production of the bodhi mind] he prevents the rupture of the Buddha lineage, of the lineage of the Dharma and the lineage of the Community; he prevents the rupture of the causes and conditions assuring pure happiness in the heavens and in this world. [This is why he is honored by the Buddhas as soon as he is conceived]. [...]’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Akritakritya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Akṛtakṛtya (अकृतकृत्य):—[=a-kṛta-kṛtya] [from a-kṛta] ([Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension]), mfn. one who has not done his duty

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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