Kleshavasana, aka: Kleśavāsanā, Klesha-vasana; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Kleśavāsanā can be transliterated into English as Klesavasana or Kleshavasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Kleśavāsanā (क्लेशवासना):—Anantavarman, a commentator on the Mahāvibhāṣā, defined the kleśavāsanā in these words: “In every śrāvaka who previously was subject to an emotion, a special potentiality is created by this emotion in his mind which is the cause of a distortion in his physical and vocal conduct: this potentiality is called ‘trace’ (vāsanā). The trace is a mind of a special kind, morally undefined (avyākṛta)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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