Asthimajjan, Asthi-majjan: 1 definition
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Asthimajjan (अस्थिमज्जन्, “marrow”) (Pali, Aṭṭhimiñja) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., asthimajjan]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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