Ihvavishaya, Ihvāviṣaya, Ihva-vishaya: 1 definition


Ihvavishaya 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 Ihvāviṣaya can be transliterated into English as Ihvavisaya or Ihvavishaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Ihvāviṣaya (इह्वाविषय) refers to the “sphere of tasting”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then the Bodhisattva Gaganagañja said this to the congregation of Bodhisattvas: ‘Sons of good family, may all of you elucidate the gates into the dharma of transcending the path of the works of Māra’ [...] The Bodhisattva Gaganagañja said: ‘O friends, since open space transcends all spheres, it is not the sphere of sight, and likewise it is not the sphere of hearing, smelling, tasting (ihvāviṣaya), body and mind. Since all dharmas are the sphere of the essential nature of open space, body and speech are the light of knowledge in accordance with the sameness of open space. Thus the Bodhisattva who obtains this light of knowledge transcends the sphere of the Māra, and this is the gate into the dharma called “Transcending the sphere of the Māra”’”.

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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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