Bhikshunivinaya, Bhikṣuṇīvinaya, Bhikshuni-vinaya: 1 definition
Bhikshunivinaya 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 Bhikṣuṇīvinaya can be transliterated into English as Bhiksunivinaya or Bhikshunivinaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Bhikṣuṇīvinaya (भिक्षुणीविनय) is the name of a text, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 3).—[...] The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra and the Che song liu (i.e., the Chinese translation of the Sarvāstivādin Vinaya) both having been translated by Kumārajīva, it is not surprising that the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra, in analyzing the Vinayapiṭaka here, purely and simply reproduces the table of contents of the Che song liu. Nevertheless, instead of calling the chapters of this Vinaya song (parivarta), he calls them Pou (varga). To verify the exactness of the information given here by the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra, it is sufficient to compare them with the main divisions of the Che song liu: (Song 1–3): Untitled but dedicated to the explanation of the 250 precepts p. 1; (Song 4): Ts’i fa (saptadharma) p. 148; (Song 5): Pa fa (aṣṭadharma) p. 206; (Song 6): Tsa song (kṣudrakaparivarta) p. 257; (Song 7): Ni liu (bhikṣuṇīvinaya) p. 302; (Song 8): Tseng yi fa (ekottaradharma) p. 346; (Song 9): Yeou po li wen fa (upāliparipṛcchā) p. 379; (Song 10): Chan song (kuśalaparivarta) p. 445. [...]
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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