Buddhanusmriti, aka: Buddhānusmṛti, Buddha-anusmriti; 3 Definition(s)
Buddhanusmriti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Buddhānusmṛti can be transliterated into English as Buddhanusmrti or Buddhanusmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
How does one recollect the Buddha? Answer.—
- The ten names (adhivacana),
- The miracles of his birth,
- Physical marks and superhuman power,
- The five pure aggregates (anāsrava-skandha).
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Buddhānusmṛti (बुद्धानुस्मृति) or simply Buddha refers to the “recollection of the Buddha” and represents one of the “six recollections” (anusmṛti) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 54). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., buddha-anusmṛti). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
Buddhānusmṛti (बुद्धानुस्मृति).—quoted Mv i.163.11 (prose) as name of a dharmaparyāya, ‘recollection of Buddha(s)’.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)