Matsaryasamyojana, Mātsaryasaṃyojana, Matsarya-samyojana: 1 definition


Matsaryasamyojana 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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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Mātsaryasaṃyojana (मात्सर्यसंयोजन) refers to “fetter of avarice”, according to  the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 46.—Accordingly, “Generosity destroys the fetter of avarice (mātsaryasaṃyojana), favors the beneficiary, drives away malice and suppresses jealousy. The person who honors his beneficiary drives out his own pride and, by giving with a settled mind, breaks the thread of his own doubt. Knowing the fruits of retribution of generosity, he drives away wrong views and destroys ignorance. Suppressing all the passions in this way, he opens the doorway to nirvāṇa”.

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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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