Parikshinabhavasamyojana, Parikṣīṇabhavasaṃyojana, Parikshinabhava-samyojana: 1 definition


Parikshinabhavasamyojana 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 Parikṣīṇabhavasaṃyojana can be transliterated into English as Pariksinabhavasamyojana or Parikshinabhavasamyojana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Parikṣīṇabhavasaṃyojana (परिक्षीणभवसंयोजन) is a title given to the Bhikṣus that accompanied the Buddha when he went to Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata at Rājagṛha according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VI). Accordingly, “the arhats have broken the fetters (parikṣīṇabhava-saṃyojana) of this existence. These fetters (saṃyojana) are nine in number. These saṃyojanas encompass all of existence and this existence encompasses all the saṃyojanas. Hence the expression parikṣīṇabhava-saṃyojana.

Also, “If a man falls from on high, even before he has reached the ground, it is said that he is dead. Although he may not be dead at the moment when he falls, we know that he will die; that is why it is said that he is dead. In the same way when the Arhats have broken their fetters (saṃyojana), we know that their existence (bhava) also will necessarily be broken. That is why it is said that they have completely broken the fetters of existence (parikṣīṇabhava-saṃyojana).”

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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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