Kayacittalaghu, Kāyacittalaghu, Kayacitta-laghu: 1 definition


Kayacittalaghu 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Kayachittalaghu.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Kāyacittalaghu (कायचित्तलघु) [=Kāyacittalaghutā?] refers to the “lightness of body and thought”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, as Gaganagañja said to Ratnapāṇi: ‘Son of good family, the thirty-two dharmas are included in sixty-four dharmas. What are those sixty-four? [...] (29) spiritual friends is included in the wish to listen and serving; (30) adequately grasping is included in the lightness of body and thought; (kāyacittalaghu) (31) intensive reflection is included in being free from lassitude and desire; (32) heroic reflection is included in never neglecting causes or effects’. Son of good family, the thirty-two dharmas are included in these sixty-four dharmas”.

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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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