Anapanasmriti, Ānāpānasmṛti, Anapana-smriti: 2 definitions
Anapanasmriti 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 Ānāpānasmṛti can be transliterated into English as Anapanasmrti or Anapanasmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Ānāpānasmṛti (आनापानस्मृति) is a Sanskrit word referring to “mindfulness of breathing”.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Ānāpānasmṛti (आनापानस्मृति) refers to the “recollection of breathing” (inhalation and exhalation) and represents one of the Anusmṛti (eight recollections), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “on recollection of inhalation and exhalation (ānāpānusmṛti) see what is said in the Tch’an king (Dhyānasūtra)”.
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
1. Prajñā of the śrāvakas < [Part 2 - Prajñā and the prajñās]
III. Connection between the Nine and the Ten Notions < [Part 1 - The nine notions according to the Abhidharma]
Abhidharmakośa (by Vasubandhu)