Nirodhasamjna, Nirodhasaṃjñā, Nirodha-samjna: 1 definition
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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Nirodhasaṃjñā (निरोधसंज्ञा) refers to the “concept of cessation” and represents one of the “ten concepts” (saṃjñā), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 37. Accordingly, “the concepts of renunciation (prahāṇasaṃjñā), detachment (virāgasaṃjñā) and cessation (nirodhasaṃjñā) have the characteristics (nimitta) of Nirvāṇa as object. [...] When he [the Yogin] enters into Nirvāṇa, he suppresses the five aggregates of attachment (pañcopādānaskandha) that will be continued no longer: that is the notion of cessation (nirodhasaṃjñā)”.
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)
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IX. The concepts of renunciation (prahāṇa), detachment (virāga) and cessation (nirodha) < [Chapter XXXVII - The Ten Concepts]