Mahakaruna, aka: Mahākaruṇā; 1 Definition(s)
Mahakaruna 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.
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mahākaruṇā : (f.) great compassion.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
I. Great Loving-kindness and Great Compassion according to the Śrāvakayāna < [Preliminary note on Loving-kindness and Compassion]
II. Great Loving-kindness and Great Compassion according to the Mahāyāna < [Preliminary note on Loving-kindness and Compassion]
I. Great Loving-kindness (mahāmaitrī) and Great Compassion (mahākaruṇā) < [Chapter XLII - The Great Loving-kindness and the Great Compassion of the Buddhas]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
A Treatise on the Paramis (by Ācariya Dhammapāla)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)