Anupashyana, Anupaśyanā: 2 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Anupaśyanā can be transliterated into English as Anupasyana or Anupashyana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Anupaśyanā (अनुपश्यना, “contemplations”) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XVI).—
Among ordinary people (pṛthagjana), there are three kinds of contemplations (anupaśyanā). To try to escape from desire (kāma) and form (rūpa), they contemplate the coarseness (pāruṣya), deceitfulness (vañcana) and corruption (kaṣāya) of the desire realm (kāmadhātu) and the form realm (rūpadhātu).
Among the Buddha’s disciples, there are eight kinds of contemplations (anupaśyanā): for them, everything is impermanent (anitya), suffering (duḥkha), empty (śūnya), egoless (anātmaka), like a sickness (roga), an ulcer (gaṇḍa), like an arrow (śalya) stuck in one’s body, like an agony (agha).
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Anupaśyanā (अनुपश्यना).—(= Pali °passanā), viewing, considera- [Page030-a+ 71] tion: Śikṣāsamuccaya 232.7; 236.13; Kāśyapa Parivarta 95.2 ff.; Bodhisattvabhūmi 259.21 ff.; in all these in statements of the smṛtyupasthāna, q.v.
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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