Aramavasa, aka: Ārāmavāsā; 1 Definition(s)


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Ārāmavāsā (आरामवासा) is the name of a Buddhist nun (bhikṣuṇī) who was born as an apparitional being (upapāduka), according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—When the Buddha was traveling with the four assemblies, in the group of nuns there was a bhikṣuṇī named A lo p’o (Ārāmavāsā) who appeared miraculously on this earth. As her name indicates, this nun, Ārāmavāsā (‘dweller in a hermitage’), was born in a hermitage, her head shaven and clothed in ochre robes.

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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