Kleshaparityaga, Kleśaparityāga, Klesha-parityaga: 1 definition


Kleshaparityaga 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 Kleśaparityāga can be transliterated into English as Klesaparityaga or Kleshaparityaga, 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

Kleśaparityāga (क्लेशपरित्याग) refers to “giving up the vices (of all living beings)”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “When this had been said, the Lord said to the Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja: ‘[...] Son of good family, [the Bodhisattva] who gives a gift in such a way, completely gives up the vices of all living beings (sarvasatva-kleśaparityāga) by insight and knowledge, but he does not abandon any living being by the knowledge of expedient means. In a such a way, son of good family, the generosity of a Bodhisattva with a mind set on giving up becomes like the expanse of the sky’”.

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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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