Asamskritagagana, Asaṃskṛtagagana, Asamskrita-gagana: 1 definition


Asamskritagagana 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 Asaṃskṛtagagana can be transliterated into English as Asamskrtagagana or Asamskritagagana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Asamskritagagana in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Asaṃskṛtagagana (असंस्कृतगगन) refers to the “unconditioned (characteristic of) open space”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Son of good family, the morality of the Boddhisatvas becomes purified by these eight qualities. [...] Further, as for the purity of morality, [...] open space is unsullied, and unsullied is also that morality; open space is unconditioned (asaṃskṛtagaganaasaṃskṛtaṃ gaganaṃ), and unconditioned is also that morality so is the morality; open space is unchanging, and unchanging is also that morality; open space has no thought-constructions, and no thought-constructions is also that morality; [...]”.

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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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