Dharmakshanti, aka: Dharmakṣānti, Dharma-kshanti; 1 Definition(s)

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Dharmakshanti 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.

The Sanskrit term Dharmakṣānti can be transliterated into English as Dharmaksanti or Dharmakshanti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Dharmakṣānti (धर्मक्षान्ति) refers to “patience towards dharmas” and represents a type of kṣānti (patience): a set of qualities acquired by the Bodhisattvas accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata, according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter X. The patience relating to dharmas (dharmakṣānti) is the unhindered mind (apratihata-citta) relating to profound dharmas (gambhīra-dharma).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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context information

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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