Aranasamadhi, Araṇasamādhi, Araṇāsamādhi, Arana-samadhi: 2 definitions
Aranasamadhi 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
Araṇāsamādhi (अरणासमाधि) refers to the “concentration preventing anyone from harming you” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVIII). Accordingly, “Araṇāsamādhi is a concentration preventing someone from harming you. It is of five levels, kāmadhātu and four dhyānas”.Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Araṇasamādhi (अरणसमाधि) refers to the “concentration called ‘being free from depravity’”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as Bodhisattva Gaganagañja explains to Bodhisattva Ratnaśrī what kind of concentration should be purified: “[...] (37) [when the Bodhisattvas attain] the concentration called ‘Entering into appearance’, all objective supports will be purified; (38) [when the Bodhisattvas attain] the concentration called ‘Being free from depravity’ (araṇasamādhi), they will transcend all objective supports; (39) [when the Bodhisattvas attain] the concentration called ‘Stainless wheel’, the wheel of the dharma will be purified; [...]”.
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)
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