Apratihatacitta, aka: Apratihata-citta; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Apratihatacitta (अप्रतिहतचित्त) refers to an “unhindered mind” (a mind without obstacles) and represents a quality acquired by the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata, according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XII. How is their mind unhindered? i) In respect to all people, enemies (vairin), relatives (bandhu) or neutral ones, their impartiality (samacittatā) is complete (apratigha). ii) This impartiality is extended to beings of all the universes (sarvalokadhātu-sattva): they feel no hostility (āghāta) if someone comes to torment them; they feel no joy (muditā) if they are honored in many ways. iii) Finally, their mind is without obstacles in regard to dharmas.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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