Kleshamara, Kleśamāra, Klesha-mara: 4 definitions
Kleshamara means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kleśamāra can be transliterated into English as Klesamara or Kleshamara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Kleśamāra (क्लेशमार) refers to the “Māra of vices”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] “How then, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva transcend the way of four Māras and vanquish all Māras and adversaries? (1) Son of good family, the Bodhisattva transcends the Māra inherent in the parts of personality by knowing and understanding the fact that all dharmas are just like an illusion; (2) He transcends the Māra of vices (kleśamāra) by correctly understanding in accordance with tradition; (3) He transcends the Māra of death by understanding the dependent origination; (4) He transcends the Māra of the sons of gods by not forgetting the thought of awakening. [...]”.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Kleśamāra (क्लेशमार) or simply Kleśa refers to “the defilements destroyer” and represents one of the four destroyers” (māra) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 80). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., kleśa-māra). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Kleśamāra (क्लेशमार).—m. (= Pali Kilesa°), one of the four Māras; see Māra.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Bodhisattva quality 12: having passed beyond the works of Māra < [Chapter X - The Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)