Kaniyabhratri, Kaniyas-bhratri, Kanīyabhrātṛ: 1 definition
Kaniyabhratri 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 Kanīyabhrātṛ can be transliterated into English as Kaniyabhratr or Kaniyabhratri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Kanīyabhrātṛ (कनीयभ्रातृ, “younger brother”).—According to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV), “all beings obtained the mind of equanimity (samacitta) by thinking of one another with the feelings one would feel (for example) for one’s younger brother (kanīyabhrātṛ)”.
In the course of innumerable generations, all beings have been one’s younger brother (kanīyabhrātṛ), father, mother, elder brother, elder sister, younger sister and relative. Furthermore, according to the true nature (satyalakṣaṇa) of dharmas, there is no father or mother, no elder or younger brother; but people who are submerged in the error of self believe in their existence and thus there is the question of father and mother, elder and younger brother. Therefore it is not a lie when, by virtue of a wholesome mind (kuśalacitta), we consider one another with the feelings we would feel (for example) for an younger brother (kanīya-bhrātṛ).
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)
Act 5.9: All beings obtained the mind of equanimity < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]