Asamskritashunyata, Asaṃskṛtaśūnyatā, Asamskrita-shunyata: 2 definitions
Asamskritashunyata 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 Asaṃskṛtaśūnyatā can be transliterated into English as Asamskrtasunyata or Asamskritashunyata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Asaṃskṛṭaśūnyatā (असंस्कृटशून्यता) or simply Asaṃskṛṭa refers to the “emptiness of the unconditioned”, representing one of the sixteen or eighteen emptinesses (śūnyatā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLVIII. Accordingly, “what is the emptiness of the unconditioned (asaṃskṛṭaśūnyatā)? The unconditioned is that which has neither production nor destruction, neither modification nor duration: That is the unconditioned. Now the unconditioned is empty of the unconditioned because it is neither eternal nor transitory. Why? Because such is its essence. That is called: emptiness of the unconditioned (asaṃskṛṭa-śūnyatā)”.
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
Asaṃskṛtaśūnyatā (असंस्कृतशून्यता) or simply asaṃskṛta refers to “unconditioned emptiness” one of the “twenty emptinesses” (śūnyatā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 41). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., asaṃskṛta-śūnyatā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Emptiness 9: Absolute emptiness < [Chapter XLVIII - The Eighteen Emptinesses]
IV. The emptinesses (śūnyatā) in the great Prajñāpāramitā-sūtras < [Note on emptiness (śūnyatā)]
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)