Paramarthashunyata, aka: Paramārthaśūnyatā, Paramartha-shunyata; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Paramarthashunyata 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 Paramārthaśūnyatā can be transliterated into English as Paramarthasunyata or Paramarthashunyata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Paramarthashunyata in Buddhism glossaries]

Paramārthaśūnyatā (परमार्थशून्यता) or simply paramārtha refers to “ultimate emptiness” one of the “twenty emptinesses” (śūnyatā) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 41). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., paramārtha-śūnyatā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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