Chandaparihani, Chandaparihāṇi, Chanda-parihani: 1 definition


Chandaparihani 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 Chhandaparihani.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Chandaparihani in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Chandaparihāṇi (छन्दपरिहाणि) refers to “loss of zeal”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 41).—Accordingly, “[The eighteen āveṇika-dharmas (‘special attributes’)]— [...] (7). The Buddha has no loss of zeal. [...] [Question].—But even after the death (nirodha) of the Buddha, there are still people who become Arhat; why do you say that they can only plant the causes of merits? [...] Finally, it is said in the Mahāyāna Śūraṃgamasamādhisūtra: ‘In the Pratimaṇḍitā universe, the Buddha has a life-span of seven hundred incalculable periods (asaṃkhyeyalkalpa) during which he saves beings’. This is why it is said that the Buddha has no loss of zeal (chandaparihāṇi). [...]”.

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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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