Indriyavaimatrata, Indriyavaimātratā, Indriya-vaimatrata: 1 definition


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Indriyavaimātratā (इन्द्रियवैमात्रता) [=Indriyavaimātra?] refers to “diversity of abilities”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “What then, the son of good family, is memory (dhāraṇī)? [...] (16) knowledge on the miraculous plays by the bases of supernatural power; (17) knowledge of the diversity of their abilities (indriyavaimātratā); 18) unshakable knowledge which is established in power; (19) penetrating the [seven] limbs of awakening; (20) knowledge without contradiction; (21) knowledge of the basis that is the entering into the [noble eightfold] path; [...]”.

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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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