Asangadharani, aka: Asaṅgadhāraṇī, Asanga-dharani; 1 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Asaṅgadhāraṇī (असङ्गधारणी) refers to a set of “the dhāraṇī without obstacles”, representing a quality acquired by the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata, according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter X. The asaṅgadhāraṇī is very important. Just as the samādhi called “King of Samādhi” is the most important of all the samādhis in the way that a king is relative to his subjects; just as the ‘Deliverance without Obstacles’ (asaṅgavimokṣa) [Note: this is the deliverance acquired when one reaches Buddhahood] is the most important of all the vimokṣas, so the asaṅgadhāraṇī is superior to all the dhāraṇīs.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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