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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Dharmasthiti (धर्मस्थिति) is the name of a Bodhisattva according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXV), “in the Vimalakīrtinirdeśasūtra, the Bodhisattva Fa tchou (Dharmasthiti) said: “Arising and cessation are two; the absence of arising (anutpāda) and the absence of cessation (anirodha) is the teaching on entering into non-duality”.(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 1 - General definition of dharmakṣānti (patience toward the Dharma) < [Chapter XXV - Patience Toward the Dharma]
Introduction to second volume < [Introductions]
Part 4 - Conditioned dharmas cannot have the three marks (lakṣaṇa) < [Chapter I - Explanation of Arguments]