Marananusmriti, Maraṇānusmṛti, Marana-anusmriti: 1 definition
Marananusmriti 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 Maraṇānusmṛti can be transliterated into English as Marananusmrti or Marananusmriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Maraṇānusmṛti (मरणानुस्मृति) refers to the “recollection of death” and represents one of the Anusmṛti (eight recollections), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “in regard to recollection of death (maraṇānusmṛti), there are two kinds of death: i) death by oneself (ātmanā maraṇa), ii) death by another (pareṇa maraṇa). The Yogin always recollects these two types of death. If nobody kills it, this body will die necessarily by itself. Not even for the time of a finger-snap can one believe that this conditioned dharma (saṃskṛtadharma) which is the body will not die”.
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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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
I. Lists of recollections (anusmṛti or anussati) < [Preliminary note on the Eight Recollections]
VIII. The concepts of death (maraṇa-saṃjñā) and impurity (aśuci-saṃjñā) < [Chapter XXXVII - The Ten Concepts]