Aparajanman, Apara-janman: 1 definition
Aparajanman means something in Buddhism, Pali. 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Aparajanman (अपरजन्मन्) refers to the “future lifetime”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 18).—Accordingly, “When one wants to have shade, flowers or fruit, one plants a tree. It is the same when one is looking for reward by means of generosity: happiness in the present lifetime (ihajanma) and future lifetime (aparajanman) is like the shade; the state of Śrāvaka and Pratyekabuddha is like the flower; the state of Buddha is like the fruit. [...]”.
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)
Part 3 - The non-existence of beings < [Chapter XXIII - The Virtue of Morality]
3. The teaching of Emptiness (śūnyatā) < [Part 3 - The Prajñā and the teaching of the Dharma]
Part 2 - Punishments for prohibited sexual activity < [Section I.3 - Abstention from illicit love]