Antraguna, Antraguṇa, Antra-guna: 2 definitions


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Antraguṇa (अन्त्रगुण, “mesentery”) (Pali, Antagiṇa) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., antraguṇa]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (A) next»] — Antraguna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Antraguṇa (अन्त्रगुण).—m., nt. (= Pali anta-guṇa, nt.; compare guṇa 2), intestinal tract, mesentery: Mvy 4025 °guṇa, = Tibetan gñe ma the twisted part of the colon or great gut (Jäschke); the coiled intestine (Zam. ap. Das); Mv i.8.8; Divy 375.14 °guṇān; Śikṣ 81.13 (read with mss. antrāṇy antraguṇaṃ; n. sg.); 209.9 antrāṇy antraguṇa(ḥ); Gv 328.19 °guṇa-, stem. See also āntraguṇa. In BHS seems to be masc. except in Śikṣ 81.13, and sometimes pl.

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Āntraguṇa (आन्त्रगुण).—m. (pl.), = antra-guṇa, q.v.: ŚsP 1430.21; 1431.11; read in both (āntram) āntraguṇā(ḥ). (In Gv 328.19 could be intended as well as antra°.)

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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. 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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