Asamskritadharma, Asaṃskṛtadharma, Asamskrita-dharma: 1 definition



Asamskritadharma 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.

The Sanskrit term Asaṃskṛtadharma can be transliterated into English as Asamskrtadharma or Asamskritadharma, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Asaṃskṛtadharma (असंस्कृतधर्म) refers to “unconditioned dharmas” according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “unconditioned dharmas (asaṃskṛtadharma), being without causes (ahetuka) or conditions (apratyaya), do not arise and do not cease. As they do not arise and do not cease, they are not said to be impermanent”.

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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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