Auddhatyakaukritya, Auddhatyakaukṛtya, Auddhatya-kaukritya: 2 definitions


Auddhatyakaukritya 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 Auddhatyakaukṛtya can be transliterated into English as Auddhatyakaukrtya or Auddhatyakaukritya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Auddhatyakaukṛtya (अउद्धत्यकौकृत्य) refers to excitement (auddhatya) and regret (kaukṛtya) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVIII). Accordingly, “the obstacle of excitement (auddhatya) and regret (kaukṛtya).—Excitement is a dharma that harms the mind of the monastic (pravrajyā-citta): if a person with concentrated mind (saṃgṛhita-citta) cannot remain faithful, then what can be said of a person with a scattered mind (vikṣipta-citta)? The excited person is as uncontrollable as a mad elephant (gandhagaja) without a hook or a camel (uṣṭra) with pierced nose.—The person who is prey to regret (kaukṛtya) is like a criminal always tortured by fear (bhaya). When the arrow of regret has entered the mind, it is implanted there and cannot be torn out”.

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Auddhatyakaukṛtya (औद्धत्यकौकृत्य) refers to “desirous excitement and regret”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as Gaganagañja said to Ratnapāṇi: “Son of good family, those sixty-four dharmas are included in one hundred twenty-eight dharmas. What are those one hundred twenty-four? [...] (37) the mind without modification is included in the thought which is the same as earth and giving up aversion and attachment; (38) the absence of mental agitation is included in giving up desirous excitement and regret (auddhatyakaukṛtya) and investigating impermanently; (39) being the same as a mountain is included in being neither conceited nor depressed; (40) the undisturbed is included in never forgetting any promise and perseverance to keep vows; [...]’”.

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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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