Kleshaprahana, Kleśaprahāṇa: 5 definitions


Kleshaprahana 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 Kleśaprahāṇa can be transliterated into English as Klesaprahana or Kleshaprahana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Kleshaprahana in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Kleśaprahāna (क्लेशप्रहान) refers to the “suppression of the negative emotions”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 35.—Accordingly, [while discussing the ten notions (daśasaṃjñā)]: “[...] Others say that the ten and the nine notions are equally detachment and, together, nirvāṇa. Why? [...] 7. When the Yogin uses the nine notions to become disgusted with the joys of the world and knows that suppression of the negative emotions (kleśaprahāna) is salvation and peace, there is prahāṇasaṃjñā, the notion of cutting, [the eighth of the ten notions]. [...]”.

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

Kleśaprahāṇa (क्लेशप्रहाण) refers to “getting rid of afflictions”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then, the Lord went on to speak these verses: ‘(40) They give a gift for the sake of good (kuśala) and getting rid of afflictions (kleśaprahāṇa), for that reason they do not desire to grasp (grāha) [anything]. Giving is not only for the sake of the vices of others but also for the sake of awakening that is the purity of one’s own mind. [...]’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kleshaprahana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kleśaprahāṇa (क्लेशप्रहाण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Termination of distress, especially of worldly cares, passions, &c. E. kleśa, and prahāṇa destruction.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kleśaprahāṇa (क्लेशप्रहाण):—[=kleśa-prahāṇa] [from kleśa > kliś] n. termination of distress (especially of worldly cares and passions), [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kleśaprahāṇa (क्लेशप्रहाण):—[kleśa-prahāṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. End of trouble.

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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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