Asangavaisharadya, aka: Asanga-vaisharadya, Asaṅgavaiśāradya; 1 Definition(s)

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Asangavaisharadya 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 Asaṅgavaiśāradya can be transliterated into English as Asangavaisaradya or Asangavaisharadya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Asaṅgavaiśāradya (असङ्गवैशारद्य) refers to “unhindered fearlessnesses”, representing a quality acquired by the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata, according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XI. Their mind encounters no obstacle (āvaraṇa), neither exhaustion (kṣaya) nor cessation (nirodha), in regard to the various aggregates (skandha), elements (dhātu), bases of consciousness (āyatana) or causes and conditions (hetupratyaya). Thus they have unhindered fearlessnesses (asaṅga-vaiśāradya).

(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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