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

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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)

[Dharmakshanti in Mahayana glossaries]

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

According to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXV), “to endure sycophants and flatterers as well as violent and lustful people constitutes patience toward beings (satvakṣānti); to endure adulation (satkāra) and flattery (pūjā) as well as violence (viheṭhana) and lust (kāma-mithyācāra) constitutes patience in regard to the Dharma (dharmakṣānti)”.

(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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