Anavarana, aka: Anāvaraṇa; 2 Definition(s)
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anāvaraṇa : (adj.) open; without any obstacle.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Anāvaraṇa (अनावरण).—(1) nt., non-obstruction (neg. of āvaraṇa, q.v.): °ṇa-gatiṃgata Mvy 356, of Tathāgatas, having attained freedom from the obstructions; ākāśadhātur bīja- syānāvaraṇa-kṛtyaṃ karoti Śāl 74.16; (2) (much com- moner; = Pali id.) adj., free from the obstructions, of jñāna (compare jñeyāvaraṇa, s.v. āvaraṇa) KP 22.1; Gv 473.25; LV 8.4 (read with v.l. -āsaṅgānāvaraṇajñāna-, confirmed by Tibetan); 424.18; Bbh 88.7; Mvy 832 (-jñānī); vimokṣa LV 435.6; (buddha-vimokṣa) RP 4.15; darśana LV 433.18; prajñācakṣus Dbh 28.10; pratibhāna Bhad 6^2; pratisaṃvid LV 426.5; (dharma-)cakra LV 423.2; nirvāṇa Dbh 29.9; a road (mārga; here literal), -anāvaraṇa-tā Gv 186.7; (3) substantivized as n. of a samādhi: anāvaraṇaṃ nāma mahākaruṇāsamādhiṃ Śikṣ 236.8.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 13 - The Six Asādhāraṇa Ñāṇa < [Chapter 42 - The Dhamma Ratanā]
Part 5 - The Week at Ajapāla Banyan Tree < [Chapter 8 - The Buddha’s stay at the Seven Places]
Chapter 6 - Reflections On Perfections < [Volume 1.1]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Bodhisattva quality 3: the equalities (samatā) and the patiences (kṣānti) < [Chapter X - The Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]
Part 6 - Healing the sick and the unfortunate < [Chapter LI - Seeing all the Buddha Fields]
I. The two kinds of Buddha < [Part 3 - Bringing innumerable beings to abhisaṃbodhi]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter LXXXII - Yoga instructions for acquirement of the supernatural powers of anima-minuteness &c. < [Book VI - Nirvana prakarana part 1 (nirvana prakarana)]
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on internal preface (abbhantara-nidāna) < [Chapter 1 - Buddhavagga (Buddha section)]
The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha (by E. B. Cowell)