Bhavanalabdha, Bhāvanālabdha, Bhavana-labdha: 1 definition



Bhavanalabdha 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.

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Bhāvanālabdha (भावनालब्ध) translates to “the one that comes from practice” and refers to one of the two types of divacakṣus (“divine eye”) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter X. The divacakṣus represents one of the five superknowledges (abhijñā). It is a pure form (rūpaprasāda) derived from the four great elements that occurs in the eyeIt is able to see beings (sattva) and substances (dravya) that occur in the six destinies (ṣaḍgati) of its own level and of lower levels. The divine eye is never incapable of distinguishing between a nearby and a distant form (rūpa), between a coarse (sthūla) and a subtle (sūkṣma) form.

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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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