Naivasamjnanasamjnayatana, Nevasaññānāsaññāyatana, Naivasaṃjñānāsaṃjñāyatana, Naivasamjnanasamjna-ayatana: 7 definitions


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama

Nevasannanasannayatana is the ayatana of nevasannanasanna.

Neva + sanna + nasanna. Neva is Neva. It derives from na and eva. Na means no, none, nothing. Eva means such , this ,thus.

Eva sanna such perception
Na no

  • Neva sanna means such perception is not perception.
  • Nasanna non perception or without perception.
  • Neva nasanna means such perception is not non perception.
  • Nevasannanasanna means such perception is neither perception nor non perception.
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Naivasaṃjñānāsaṃjñāyatana (नैवसंज्ञानासंज्ञायतन) referst to the “sphere of neither-discrimination-nor-non-discrimination” and represents one of the four Ārūpyasamāpatti (“formless absorptions”), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32. Of the four formless (ārūpya) absorptions, one, namely, the naivasaṃjñānā-saṃjñā-āyatana, is always impure (sāsrava). For the other three, one can single out: the ākāśānantya-āyatana is sometimes impure (sāsrava) and sometimes pure (anāsrava). If it is impure, this ākāśāyatana contains four impure aggregates (sāsrava-skandha); if it is pure, it contains four pure aggregates. It is the same for the vijñānānantya-āyatana and the ākiṃcanya-āyatana.

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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary

The highest of the four heavens in the Realm of Formlessness, or called the sphere of no thing.

Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

Naivasaṃjñānāsaṃjñāyatana or Nevasaññānāsaññāyatana (Tib: 'du shes med 'du shes med min; Jpn: 非有想非無想処) "Sphere of neither perception nor non-perception". In this sphere the formless beings have gone beyond a mere negation of perception and have attained a liminal state where they do not engage in "perception" (saṃjñā, recognition of particulars by their marks) but are not wholly unconscious. This was the sphere reached by Udraka Rāmaputra (Pāli: Uddaka Rāmaputta), the second of the Buddha's two teachers, who considered it equivalent to enlightenment. Total life span on this realm in human years - 84,000 Maha Kalpa (Maha Kalpa = 4 Asankya Kalpa). Kalpa Vibhangaya This is realm is place 5,580,000 Yodun ( 1 Yoduna = 16 Miles) above the Plane of Nothingness(Akiknchaknkayatana).Sakwala Vibhangaya

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Naivasamjnanasamjnayatana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Naivasaṃjñānāsaṃjñāyatana (नैवसंज्ञानासंज्ञायतन).—(= Pali nevasaññā-nāsaññāy°), (1) nt., stage of neither consciousness nor unconsciousness: as 4th of the stages of arūpāvacara gods, Mahāvyutpatti 3113; Daśabhūmikasūtra 34.15; as 4th of the ārūpya samāpatti, Mahāvyutpatti 1495; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 47.22; naivasaṃjñānāsaṃjñāyātana- samāpatter mārgaḥ Lalitavistara 244.13 and 245.3; as condition of the 7th vimokṣa, Mahāvyutpatti 1517; as 8th of the sattvāvāsa, Mahāvyutpatti 2296; in Bodhisattvabhūmi 49.17—18 ākāśavijñānākiṃcanya- naivasaṃjñānāsaṃjñāyatanam, the four ‘stages’ are telescoped in one [compound] (āyatana being understood with all four); Rudraka (Mahāvastu Udraka) Rāmaputra taught as the goal association with this stage, °tana-sahavratāyai dharmaṃ deśayati Lalitavistara 243.17 and 403.10 = Mahāvastu ii.119.9 and iii.322.12; (2) m. pl., °yatanā devāḥ (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 45.7 = next.

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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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