Apratighacitta, Apratigha-citta: 1 definition


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Alternative spellings of this word include Apratighachitta.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Apratighacitta (अप्रतिघचित्त) refers to “absence of hostile intent”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Son of good family, there are eight purities of patience of the Bodhisattvas, which are like open space. What are these eight? (1) the purity of patience without any hostile intent toward all living beings (sarvasatva-apratighacitta) just as there is no hostile intent in open space; (2) the purity of patience without any attachment just as open space has no desire for profit and honour; (3) the purity of patience which is the equal attitude toward all living beings just as open space is united equally; (4) the purity of unimpaired patience [although] with diminishing body and thought just as open space is unimpaired; [...]”.

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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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