Ashucisamjna, Aśucisaṃjñā, Ashuci-samjna: 1 definition

Introduction

Ashucisamjna 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 Aśucisaṃjñā can be transliterated into English as Asucisamjna or Ashucisamjna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Ashuchisamjna.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Aśucisaṃjñā (अशुचिसंज्ञा) refers to the “concept of impurity” and represents one of the “ten concepts” (saṃjñā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 37.

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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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