Paryavasthana, aka: Paryavasthāna; 1 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Paryavasthāna (पर्यवस्थान, “entanglements”).—The Bodhisattvas (accompanying the Buddha at Rājagṛha on the Gṛdhrakūṭaparvata) excelled in destroying various the ten manifestly active defilements (paryavasthāna) according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13.

There are ten manifestly active defilements (paryavasthāna):

  1. anger (krodha),
  2. hypocrisy (mrakṣa),
  3. lethargy (styāna),
  4. languor (middha),
  5. regret (kaukṛtya),
  6. agitation (auddhatya),
  7. shamelessness (āhrīkya),
  8. non-embarrassment (anapatrāpya),
  9. avarice (mātsarya),
  10. envy, (īrṣyā).

Moreover, because they fetter the mind, all the afflictions are called manifestly active defilements (paryavasthāna).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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context information

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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