Nityaviparyasa, aka: Nitya-viparyāsa, Nitya-viparyasa; 1 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Nityaviparyasa in Mahayana glossaries]

Nityaviparyāsa (नित्यविपर्यास) refers to the “mistake on permanence” and represents one of the “four mistakes” (viparyāsa) regarding the four “foundations of mindfulness” (smṛtyupasthāna), forming part of the thirty-seven auxiliaries to enlightenment (bodhipākṣika), according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XXXI.—Accordingly, “in order to destroy these four mistakes (viparyāsa), the Buddha preached the four foundations of mindfulness: to destroy the mistake on permanence (nitya-viparyāsa), he preaches mindfulness on the mind (citta-smṛtyupasthāna)”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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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