Devatanusmriti, aka: Devatānusmṛti, Devata-anusmriti; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Devatānusmṛti can be transliterated into English as Devatanusmrti or Devatanusmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Devatānusmṛti (देवतानुस्मृति) refers to the “recollection of the deities” and represents one of the Anusmṛti (eight recollections), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “in this recollection of the gods (devatānusmṛti), it is a question of the six classes of gods of Kāmadhātu, from the Cāturmahārājakāyikas up to the Paranirmitavaśavartidevas.

The disciples (śrāvaka) of the Buddha should recollect the Buddha and the Dharma of the Buddha exclusively; why still recollect the gods? Aswer.—As a reward for their actions, people receive the happiness of the heavens (svargasukha); this is why the deities who live there are recollected (devatānusmṛti). Furthermore, the Buddha himself gave the reasons for practicing the eight recollections [...].

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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