Duhkhendriya, Duḥkhendriya, Duhkha-indriya: 1 definition


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Duḥkhendriya (दुःखेन्द्रिय) refers to the “faculty of unpleasantness”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 3.—Accordingly, “The four immeasurable feelings (apramāṇa-citta) are loving-kindness (maitrī), compassion (karuṇā), joy (muditā) and equanimity (upekṣā). [...] This maitrī occurs in the form realm; it is impure or pure, to be destroyed or not to be destroyed. It also occurs in the [four] root trances and again in the dhyānāntara [variation of the first dhyāna]. Associated with the three sovereign organs (indriya), it excludes the faculty of unpleasantness (duḥkhendriya) and the faculty of dissatisfaction. This is all explained in detail in the Abhidharma. [...]”.

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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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