Buddhanusmriti, aka: Buddhānusmṛti, Buddha-anusmriti; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Buddhanusmriti 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 Buddhānusmṛti can be transliterated into English as Buddhanusmrti or Buddhanusmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Buddhanusmriti in Mahayana glossaries]

Buddhānusmṛti (बुद्धानुस्मृति) refers to the “recollection of the Buddha” and represents one of the Anusmṛti (eight recollections), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—

How does one recollect the Buddha? Answer.—

  1. The ten names (adhivacana),
  2. The miracles of his birth,
  3. Physical marks and superhuman power,
  4. The five pure aggregates (anāsrava-skandha).
(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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context information

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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General definition (in Buddhism)

[Buddhanusmriti in Buddhism glossaries]

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

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