Aryashtangamarga, Arya-ashtanga-marga, Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga: 5 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga can be transliterated into English as Aryastangamarga or Aryashtangamarga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga (आर्याष्टाङ्गमार्ग) refers to “eight members of the noble path” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XXXI.
Accordingly, the eight members are as follows:
- right view (samyagdṛṣṭi),
- right thought (samyaksaṃkalpa),
- right speech (samyagvāc),
- right action (samyakkarmānta),
- right livelihood (samyagājīva).
- right effort (samyagvyāyāma),
- right attentiveness (samyaksmṛti),
- right concentration (samyaksamādhi).
These eight right paths (samyagmārga) are arranged into three groups (skandha):
- the class of morality (śīlaskandha) [samyagvāc, samyakkarmānta, samyagājīva],
- the class of concentration (samādhiskandha) [samyagvyāyāma, samyaksmṛti, samyaksamādhi],
- the class of wisdom (prajñāskandha) [samyagdṛṣṭi, samyaksaṃkalpa].
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga (आर्याष्टाङ्गमार्ग) or Āryāṣṭāṅgikamārga refers to the “noble eightfold path” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 50), itself forming part of the “thirty-seven things on the side of awakening” (bodhipākṣika-dharma).
The noble eightfold path (āryāṣṭāṅgamārga) consists of:
- samyagdṛṣṭi (right view),
- samyaksaṅkalpa (right thought),
- samyagvāk (right speech),
- samyakkarmānta (right action),
- samyagājīva (right livelihood),
- samyagvyāyāma (right endeavour),
- samyaksmṛti (right mindfulness),
- samyaksamādhi (right concentration).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., ārya-aṣṭāṅga-mārga). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āryāṣṭāṅgamārga (आर्याष्टाङ्गमार्ग):—[=āryāṣṭāṅga-mārga] [from ārya] m. (Pāli ariyo aṭṭhaṅgiko maggo) ‘the holy eightfold path’ pointed out by Buddha for escape from the misery of existence: 1. right views, 2. right thoughts, 3. right words, 4. right actions, 5. right living, 6. right exertion, 7. right recollection, 8. right meditation.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Samyakkarmanta, Samyagvyayama, Samyaksmriti, Samyaksamadhi, Samyagdrishti, Samyagvak, Samyaksankalpa, Eightfold Path, Samyagajiva, Prajnaskandha, Samadhiskandha, Shilaskandha, Samyag-marga, Noble Eightfold Path, Aryashtangikamarga, Dharma.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II.c Four rebirths in the noble Path < [Part 8 - Predicting the fruits of ripening of various kinds of gifts]
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