Kleshaparishuddhi, Kleśapariśuddhi, Klesha-parishuddhi: 1 definition


Kleshaparishuddhi 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 Kleśapariśuddhi can be transliterated into English as Klesaparisuddhi or Kleshaparishuddhi, 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

Kleśapariśuddhi (क्लेशपरिशुद्धि) refers to the “purification of afflictions”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Son of good family, the morality of the Bodhisattvas becomes purified by these eight qualities. What are those eight? To wit, [...] (7) no burning [passions] for the sake of the purification of afflictions (kleśapariśuddhi); (8) fulfilling aspirations in order to purify awakening’. Son of good family, these eight purify the morality of the Bodhisattvas”.”.

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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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