Cetahparyayajnana, Cetaḥparyāyajñāna, Cetahparyaya-jnana: 1 definition
Cetahparyayajnana 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chetahparyayajnana.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Cetaḥparyāyajñāna (चेतःपर्यायज्ञान) or Paracittajñāna refers to the “knowledge of another’s mind” and represents one of the six “superknowledges” (abhijñā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLIII.—Accordingly, “the Bodhisattva-Mahāsattva who wishes to become established in the six superknowledges [viz., Cetaḥparyāyajñāna] should practice the perfection of wisdom (prajñāpāramitā)”.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Jnana, Cetahparyaya.
Full-text: Cetahparyaya, Abhijna, Paracittajnana.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Preliminary note on the six superknowledges (abhijñā, abhiññā) < [Chapter XLIII - The Pursuit of the Six superknowledges]
Preliminary note on distinguishing the movements of mind of all beings < [Part 2 - Distinguishing the movements of mind of all beings]
II. Penetrating the mind of the Buddhas < [Part 7 - Seeing, hearing and understanding all the Buddhas of the present]