Buddhanusmritisamadhi, aka: Buddhānusmṛtisamādhi, Buddhanusmriti-samadhi; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Buddhānusmṛtisamādhi can be transliterated into English as Buddhanusmrtisamadhi or Buddhanusmritisamadhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Buddhānusmṛtisamādhi (बुद्धानुस्मृतिसमाधि) refers to the “concentration commemorating the Buddhas”, representing a quality of the Bodhisattva accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13. The Bodhisattvas always turn to the concentration commemorating the Buddhas of numberless buddha-fields (buddhānusmṛtisamādhi). The concentration commemorating the Buddhas (buddhānusmṛti-samādhi) is that which, by means of the mind’s eye (cittacakṣus), perceives all the Buddhas of the ten directions (daśadiś) and the three times (tryadvan) as if they were present.

It is of two types: i) According to the Śrāvaka system, it is to see with the eye of the mind one single Buddha filling the ten directions; ii) according to the Bodhisattva system, it is to recollect all the Buddhas of the ten directions and the three times who are present in numberless buddhakṣetras. Also the sūtra says that the Bodhisattvas always direct themselves towards the concentrations commemorating the Buddhas of countless buddha-fields.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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