Cittanidhyapti, Citta-nidhyapti: 1 definition


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chittanidhyapti.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Cittanidhyapti (चित्तनिध्यप्ति) refers to “reflecting on the thought”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Furthermore, reflecting on the thought (cittanidhyapti) is the purity of meditation. What then is the true state of reflecting on the thought? With regard to the dharma, being neither conceited nor depressed; not to praise or blame; no change; no false discrimination; no increasing; no diminishing; no grasping; not getting rid of; no darkness; no lightness; no thought-constructions; no imaginations; no concepts; no mental efforts; not oneness; not twoness; not twolessness; unmoving; no conceitedness; no discursive thinking; [...]”.

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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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