Paryavasthana, aka: Paryavasthāna; 1 Definition(s)
Paryavasthana 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.
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):
- anger (krodha),
- hypocrisy (mrakṣa),
- lethargy (styāna),
- languor (middha),
- regret (kaukṛtya),
- agitation (auddhatya),
- shamelessness (āhrīkya),
- non-embarrassment (anapatrāpya),
- avarice (mātsarya),
- envy, (īrṣyā).
Moreover, because they fetter the mind, all the afflictions are called manifestly active defilements (paryavasthāna).(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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Kaukṛtya (कौकृत्य, “regret”) refers to one of ten types of manifestly active defilements (parya...
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Anapatrāpya (अनपत्राप्य, “non-embarrassment”) refers to one of ten types of manifestly active d...
Search found 2 books and stories containing Paryavasthana or Paryavasthāna. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Bodhisattva quality 28: excelled in destroying various wrong views < [Chapter XIII - The Buddha-fields]
X. The power of the destruction of the impurities (āsravakṣaya-jñānabala) < [Part 2 - The ten powers in particular]
Part 5 - Pañcamātra Bhikṣusahasra (section of five thousand arhats) < [Chapter VI - The Great Bhikṣu Saṃgha]
Abhidharmakośa (by Vasubandhu)
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